Pediatric Surgery

The Section of Pediatric Surgery provides specialized knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases of the newborn and child. Non-cardiovascular thoracic lesions, head and neck masses, chest wall deformities, as well as abdominal, gastrointestinal, and some urologic, cloacal, and all pediatric tumors are handled in conjunction with the other surgical and medical pediatric subspecialties. Loyola University Medical Center is affiliated with the Children's Cancer Study Group and participates in the national protocols of this group.

Heavy emphasis is placed on understanding preoperative as well as postoperative care of the neonate, and on comprehending the differences between neonatal and adult physiology and disease processes.

Close cooperation with the Section of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics is encouraged in caring for children.

In 1997, the McDonald Corporation formally designated and funded Loyola University Medical Center as a site for a Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, a hospital within a hospital dedicated to pediatrics.

Currently, an entire floor of the hospital is being renovated and focused on to the care of children. The pediatric intensive care unit had been totally refurbished and reopened in 1996. This pediatric hospital addition to the medical center received the recognition of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.

In addition to Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, the growth of the Section of Pediatrics has been facilitated by its close association with a 50-bed level three neonatal intensive care unit, as well as the high-risk obstetrical programs flourishing at Loyola University Medical Center. Loyola also serves as a pediatric trauma center with in-house coverage by every specialty needed for pediatric trauma care.

Interest in research on a variety of subjects is being fostered. The Department of Surgery, the Department of Pediatrics, the Section of Neonatology, and the Department of Physiology cooperate closely on these research projects.

Our doctors who specialize in this area are:


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