Surgery (General and Thoracic) Program and Clinics
Our Pediatric Surgical Program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the largest in the nation with nine pediatric surgeons. We have expertise in traditional and minimally invasive general and thoracic procedures. We have achieved national recognition in surgery outcomes and training pediatric surgeons.
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Surgeons at Children's Hospital treat the entire spectrum of problems in children of all ages, sizes and maturity levels - from the tiniest premature infants to adult-sized teenagers.
Some of these problems can include:
- Congenital problems of the chest and abdomen, including esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, congenital lobar emphysema, congenital lung cysts, congenital cysts of the mediastinum, abdominal wall defects, congenital bowel obstruction (atresia and malrotation), imperforate anus, and Hirschsprung's disease.
- Prenatal consultation for fetal anomalies. Children's Hospital surgeons also consult at area Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
- Our surgeons use robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions that previously only were treated with open surgery including bladder surgery and ureteropelvic junction obstruction repair or pyeloplasty.
- Hernias, including inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and diaphragmatic.
- Tumors of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, genitourinary tract and extremities. We offer biopsies, resections and excisions.
- Trauma and burns. Children's Hospital is the only free-standing Level I Trauma Center dedicated solely to the care of children in Wisconsin.
- Head and neck surgery including congenital cysts, inflammatory disease, thyroid disease, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy.
- Intestinal diseases including stomach, small intestine, colon, appendix and rectum.
- Inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Liver, gall bladder, spleen and pancreas disease.
- Genitourinary tract problems including kidney and bladder trauma, groin and scrotal hernias, ovarian and testicular abnormalities, including torsion and hydroceles.
- Extremity soft tissue problems including tumors, inflammatory disease and trauma.
Pediatric anesthesiologists are involved in every pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital and Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee. We have the largest group of pediatric fellowship trained anesthesiologists in Wisconsin, many with advanced expertise in:
- Pediatric critical care.
- Cardiac anesthesia.
- Ambulatory (outpatient) surgery.
- Trauma and transplant anesthesia.
The surgeons have the highest level of experience in the Midwest for the Nuss procedure pectus excavatum. The neonatal surgical program at Children's Hospital is among the largest in the U.S., and our partial splenectomy volumes for hereditary spherocytosis are the largest in the country.
At Children's Hospital, surgeons work with an entire health care team dedicated to the care of children. This includes family members, primary care physicians, pediatric anesthesiologists and many other pediatric specialists in radiology, pathology, nursing and therapy.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic
4855 S. Moorland Rd.
New Berlin, WI 53151
To make an appointment at this location, call Central Scheduling or toll-free (877) 607-5280.
Theda Clark Medical Center
130 Second St.
Neenah, WI 54956
To make an appointment at this location, call (920) 969-7970.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Green Bay Clinic
East De Pere Pediatrics
555 Redbird Circle,
De Pere, Wis.
To make an appointment at this location, call Central Scheduling toll-free at (877) 607-5280.
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