Our Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine (RPM) Clinic is the nation’s leading program in integrating complete care for children with colorectal and pelvic area conditions.

Our skilled surgeons carefully assess your child’s options and choose the best treatment – even if that means setting aside their scalpels.

Robotic arms allow surgeons to make very precise, complex motions that aren’t possible without the robot.

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Areas of Focus

  • Team Care

    We have more than just pediatric surgeons on your child’s team. From anesthesiologists to dietitians, all of our clinicians are specially trained to care for kids of all ages and developmental stages.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Minimally invasive surgery means less pain during recovery, a shorter hospital stay and a smaller scar. Because some of our pediatric surgeons are national leaders in the use of minimally invasive techniques, we have the most expertise in assessing whether this type of surgery is best for your child. 

  • Robot-Assisted Surgery

    Our surgeons have done more robot-assisted surgeries for children than any other surgeons in the region. We use the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot that the surgeon controls with hand and foot pedals. It allows your child’s surgeon to make very precise, complex motions that aren’t possible without the robot.

  • Abdominal Wall Defects

    We are continually seeking advanced treatments and surgical techniques with proven benefits for children. As a pioneer in treating infants with giant omphalocele — an abdominal wall defect where parts of the abdomen protrude into the umbilical cord — we have the best outcomes in the nation. 

  • Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine (RPM)

    If your child has a problem affecting the pelvic area, our specialists can help. Our team approach means your child gets care each step of the way from experts in more than seven specialties.

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