Seattle Children’s caring surgeons treat newborns through young adults with all types of conditions. We take a team-based approach and work closely with your family and with other specialists at Seattle Children’s to care for your child.

Please contact the Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Department at 206-987-2794 if you have concerns about any condition, even if it’s not listed here. Providers, see how to refer a patient.

Conditions Affecting the Digestive System

We work as a team with Seattle Children’s specialists in reconstructive pelvic medicine and gastroenterology to care for children with problems that affect their digestive system. We diagnose and treat these and other conditions:

Conditions Involving the Liver or Gall Bladder

If your child has a problem with their liver or gall bladder, we partner with specialists in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. For conditions that may require transplant, we work closely with our Transplant Center. We treat these and other conditions:

Problems Affecting the Chest

To care for children with conditions affecting the chest cavity, our surgeons often work with specialists in orthopedics, pulmonary medicine and orthotics and prosthetics. Conditions we treat include:

Conditions That Are Present at Birth (Congenital)

We work closely with specialists in Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment and newborn care to care for babies with conditions that are present during pregnancy (prenatal) or at birth (congenital). Many conditions listed above in the digestive system section are present at birth. We diagnose and treat congenital conditions in other parts of the body as well, including:

Cancerous and Noncancerous Tumors

We work as a team with cancer specialists to care for children with cancerous and noncancerous (benign) tumors. These include:

Problems with Blood or Lymph Vessels (Vascular)

We work closely with Vascular Anomalies specialists to care for children with problems related to the tubes that carry blood or clear body fluid called lymph. These conditions include:

Conditions Related to Reproductive Organs

Disorders of the Blood and Spleen

For blood conditions affecting the spleen, we partner with hematologists to treat your child. These conditions include:

Other Conditions

We treat children with many other conditions, including:

  • Dermoid cyst and other cysts, lumps and bumps
  • Endocrine conditions, including problems with the thyroid, parathyroid or adrenal glands

Contact Us

Contact our Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Department at 206-987-2794 for an appointment, a second opinion or more information.

To make an appointment, you can call us directly or get a referral from your child’s primary care provider. We encourage you to coordinate with your pediatrician or family doctor when coming to Seattle Children’s.

We see patients in clinic in Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Seattle and Tri-Cities.

Providers, see how to refer a patient.