Pediatric Surgery at UTMB Health

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Pediatric Surgery Services & Conditions

The Section of Pediatric Surgery at UTMB is committed to providing the highest quality of care for infants and children with surgical conditions. We offer a full range of services to our pediatric patients, working closely with our experienced pediatric anesthesiologists, neonatologists, and perioperative staff. In addition to surgical support, we provide extracorporeal life support (ECMO) for critically ill infants and children. We are available for prenatal consultations to prepare parents for the birth and care of neonates with complex congenital anomalies. Listed below is a partial outline of common procedures we perform in the areas of oncology, minimally invasive surgery, abdomen, chest, and head and neck.


• Liver, Kidney/Bladder, Adrenal, Pancreas, Intestine, Sarcomas, Lung, Head and Neck, Retroperitoneum, Mediastinum, and Ovary

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Minimally Invasive Surgery/Endoscopy:

• Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
• Bronchoscopy
• Foreign body ingestion
• Colonoscopy/Sigmoidoscopy
• Cystoscopy
• Vaginoscopy
• Minimally invasive techniques for multiple anomalies including TEF, duodenal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, GERD, pyloric stenosis, etc.

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• Gastroesophageal reflux
• Appendicitis
• Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Splenic conditions
• Intestinal atresia
• Intestinal malrotation/Midgut volvulus
• Abdominal wall defects (Omphalocele, Gastroschisis)
• Hirschsprung’s disease
• Imperforate anus/Cloacal anomalies/Ambiguous genitalia
• Necrotizing enterocolitis
• Restorative and Palliative Surgery for Portal Hypertension/Congenital portocaval shunts
• Choledochal Cysts
• Gallbladder

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Head and Neck:

• Thyroid mass/abnormalities
• Parathyroid abnormalities
• Thyroglossal duct cyst
• Branchial cleft cyst
• Cystic hygroma

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• Tracheoesophageal fistula/Esophageal atresia
• Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
• Empyema
• Pulmonary lesions (lobar sequestration, cystic adenomatoid malformation, lobar emphysema)
• Pulmonary mass
• Ductus Arteriosus ligation
• Chest wall deformities (Pectus Excavatum, Pectus Carinatum)—including minimally invasive repair

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• Inguinal hernia
• Ovarian cysts and tumors
• Vaginal anomalies
• Gastrostomy/Jejunostomy Tubes
• Vascular access (ports and tunneled central lines)
• Hydrocele
• Undescended testicles
• Phimosis /Circumcision
• Umbilical hernia
• Tongue tie
• Hemangioma
• Lymphangioma

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Pediatric Surgery

Contact Information:

Pediatric Surgery
301 8th Street
John Sealy Hospital 10th Floor
Galveston, Texas 77555-0353
(409) 772-5666
FAX: (409) 772-4253
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Pediatric Surgery
17448 Highway 3, Suite 200
Webster, TX 77598
Monday – Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
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