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Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

The Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery team provides expert surgical care for emergency room, inpatient and outpatient patients including newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults for a broad range of congenital and acquitted conditions. The team treats the most common childhood conditions such as appendicitis and hernias and the most complex conditions such as necrotizing enterocolitis. The team specializes in minimally invasive techniques including single incision laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. Our providers offer in person visits at Children’s Hospital’s main campus in New Orleans, in New Orleans, Covington, and Metairie. Virtual visits are also provided upon request.

Conditions commonly treated include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Abdominal wall defects including omphalocele and gastroschisis
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Burns
  • Chest wall malformations and deformities
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones) and cholecystitis
  • Colon and rectal anomalies
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernias, including inguinal, umbilical, epigastric, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, paraesophageal hernia
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Ostomy care
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Small bowel atresia
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma
  • Tumors and masses including Wilms tumor
  • Vascular anomalies

Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is recognized by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, making it the only verified Pediatric Trauma Center serving Greater New Orleans, and one of only three in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. The Pediatric Surgery Team provides 24-hour immediate care for all trauma patients.

Specialized care for perinatal patients

Our pediatric surgery team works closely with obstetricians and maternal fetal medicine providers to ensure that newborns and infants receive the care that is needed after birth. The team is available to meet with the expectant parents prenatally to discuss what to expect after the child is born. In addition, the team plays an active role in the monthly prenatal conference with the maternal fetal medicine and neonatology teams so that they are best prepared to treat the patient at the time of delivery. The pediatric surgery team provides valuable expertise and collaboration while creating a treatment plan that will best address the child’s congenital anomalies. The prenatal pediatric surgical consultation with the maternal fetal medicine providers and the expectant parents can have a significant impact on the perinatal management of the child.

Multidisciplinary Clinics

The Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery providers participate in several multidisciplinary clinics and programs offered to our patients. The team provides pediatric surgery expertise and collaborates with their colleagues to offer exceptional care and innovative procedures for their patients.

Some of the multidisciplinary clinics/programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Burn Care
  • Colorectal Clinic
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Transplant Surgery

Request a second opinion

It can be very stressful when a child needs a surgical procedure and the Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery team is here to help. Our team offers second opinions with in-person or virtual consultation. If you are interested in seeking a second opinion, please contact the Pediatric Surgery department to schedule the appointment. The team wants to help identify the best individualized treatment plan for the patient and to allow the parents and caregivers to make the most informed decision.

Pediatric Surgery Department

Transfer Center (24/7)
Phone: 504.896.6673

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