Services We Offer

The Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides comprehensive care to infants and children of all ages with surgical problems.

The services listed below are provided 24 hours a day and include diagnosis, consultation, management, and follow-up of inpatients and outpatients.

Chest Wall Deformity

Chest wall deformities include a spectrum of disorders that range from severely sunken in to severely protruded and every degree in between. Surgeons at UPMC Children’s Hospital specializing in pediatric care provide the two leading procedures to correct chest wall deformities. Learn more about chest wall deformity (pectus excavatum & carinatum).

Colorectal Center for Children

The Colorectal Center for Children provides multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and teens with complex colorectal conditions. Learn more about the Colorectal Center for Children.

Center for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

The Center for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia a provides advanced care for this life-threatening condition. We have decades of experience in managing infants and children with CDH. Our skilled multidisciplinary team supports you and your baby before, during, and after birth — and beyond — close to home.

Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

The Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation of pregnancies identified with birth defects. Learn more about fetal diagnosis and treatment.

General Surgical Complications of Cancer Therapy

UPMC Children’s is committed to providing individualized expert care for each child with cancer. Patients have a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide a specialized treatment plan. Family support and educational resources are readily available. Learn more about general surgical complications of cancer therapy.

Head and Neck Disorders

Pediatric surgeons at Children’s treat a wide variety of head and neck masses, including inflamed lymph nodes and neck lesions, with specialized expertise and the highest level of care. Learn more about head and neck disorders.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Children’s provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical care, including minimally invasive surgery, to control the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to improve the quality of life for children with the disease. Learn more about inflammatory bowel disease.

Inguinal and Scrotal Disorders

Disorders involving a child’s inguinal (groin) and scrotal area are frequent and the most common condition treated by the pediatric surgeons at Children’s. Learn more about inguinal and scrotal disorders.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is an innovative method of surgery that allows for smaller incisions, less pain, and faster healing. The pediatric surgeons at Children’s are leaders in minimally invasive surgery and research. Learn more about minimally invasive surgery.

Newborn Congenital Anomalies

Newborn congenital anomalies, often referred to as birth defects, have a variety of causes ranging from pregnancy or birth complications to genetic malformations to viral infections in utero. Learn more about newborn congenital anomalies.

Short Bowel Syndrome

Children’s offers a unique approach to treating short bowel syndrome – or intestinal failure – and is at the forefront of treating this medical issue. Learn more about short bowel syndrome.

Surgical Treatment of Childhood Cancer

Children’s is a major referral center for childhood cancer in the region and includes a comprehensive pediatric surgical oncology program. Learn more about the surgical treatment of childhood cancer.

Thoracic Surgery

In general, pediatric thoracic surgery involves diseases or injuries to the area of the body between the neck and the abdomen. Surgeons at Children’s specialize in general pediatric thoracic surgery, whether congenital, such as a birth defect, or acquired, such as pneumonia. Learn more about thoracic surgery.

Trauma Care

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is home to the nationally recognized Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program which is led by a multidisciplinary team of trauma surgeons and specialists to provide immediate evaluation, consultation, and care. Learn more about trauma care.

Vascular Access

Inserting a central line is one of the most common procedures performed at Children’s. Whether for medical purposes or for treatment, the surgeons and nurses at Children’s are experts at central line care. Learn more about vascular access.

Contact Us

To schedule a pediatric surgery appointment or consultation, please call 412-692-7280.