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Some people think surgeons who operate on adults are also experts on kids. We don't agree. Growing bodies are different from adult bodies. Even the way kids react to surgery – from anesthesia to IV fluids – is different. That's why our surgeons are board-certified in both general and pediatric surgery.
We treat problems that can affect children's pelvic area before birth or after an illness or injury.
Robotic arms allow surgeons to make very precise, complex motions that aren’t possible without the robot.
Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
On staff since October 1992
Meet the Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery team.
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.
More about our team
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.
More about minimally invasive 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.
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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.
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One of only five pediatric hospitals in the U.S. to offer this alternative to open-heart surgery.
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Each year, hundreds of kids like Grace receive the region’s most advanced pediatric surgical care from Children’s General Surgery team. Your support makes it possible.
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of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance for medically
necessary services is based on family income and hospital resources and is provided
to children under age 21 whose primary residence is in Washington, Alaska, Montana
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