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Pediatric Surgery Chest & Thoracic Services

Precision care for young hearts and lungs

At UTMB, our team consists of leading pediatric surgeons, ENT specialists, and comprehensive support staff, specializing in the most advanced treatments and innovative surgical techniques for care of complex head and neck conditions. From the initial consultation to post-surgery care, we ensure a seamless, supportive, and informative journey for both the child and their family.

Here, you’ll find a nurturing environment that emphasizes personalized care plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each child. We believe in empowering families with knowledge, offering clarity and guidance at every step, and fostering a healing atmosphere that encourages the best outcomes.

Your Care Team

  Conditions We Treat

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Conditions / Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures - Pediatric


    Technological advancements have revolutionized surgery, enabling minimally invasive procedures that use small incisions for faster healing, shorter hospital stays, less pain, and reduced trauma to normal tissues.

    Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, involving the chest and abdomen respectively, facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

    Many procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques by our pediatric surgery teams, ranging from common procedures to the correction of more complex congenital anomalies such as:

    • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
    • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
    • Pyloromyotomy (treatment for pyloric stenosis)
    • Fundoplication (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD treatment)
    • Tracheo-esophageal fistula repair
    • Duodenal atresia repair
    • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair
    • Chest wall reconstruction (Pectus Excavatum)

    The evolving technology allows the treatment of increasingly complex conditions through minimally invasive approaches. Families seeking these techniques can consult with our pediatric surgery team to explore options tailored to their child's needs.

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