This section provides information on the conditions that our General and Thoracic Surgery team treats. We explain each condition, who gets it and how we diagnose and treat the problem.

In addition to the team of specialists at who treat your child, the care team includes you - the family. Your child's doctors will help you take an active role by:

  • Explaining the condition in a way you can understand
  • Describing all of your child's treatment options, including the risks and benefits
  • Explaining what happens before, during and after each treatment
  • Answering all of your questions

You can read details about the following conditions in this section:

Our Pediatric Surgery division treats many other health problems, including the following conditions:

  • Problems present at birth (congenital problems) and newborn problems, such as drainage from, or other problems with, the belly button (umbilicus)
  • Digestive problems, such as achalasia, Meckel diverticulum and polyps
  • Cancer and tumors in the chest, abdomen and some other body areas, such as:  
  • Liver or spleen problems, such as portal hypertension, hereditary spherocytosis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura  
  • Endocrine problems, such as problems with the thyroid, parathyroid or adrenal glands
  • Blood vessel (vascular) malformations, such as lymphangioma, cystic hygroma and hemangioma
  • Adolescent gynecological problems, such as ovarian cysts and masses
  • Other conditions, such as thoracic insufficiency, empyema, kidney problems and undescended testicles