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The Colorectal Center for Children, within the Department of Pediatric Surgery sees patients at our main hospital location in the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh.
If you are a parent who would like to schedule a new appointment, please contact us via either of the following options below. Please realize that we need a referral from either your pediatrician’s office or other specialty provider you see
Call 412-692-7280 and press option 1 and follow the prompts.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to your first appointment it is important that you send us all past medical records, including copies of your outside hospital radiologic studies. When requesting radiologic studies, please ask for the outside hospital to make a copy on a disc in DIACOM format. This is the only format that we will be able to see.
Patient medical records may be sent to the Colorectal Center as follows:
Mail: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Physicians and parents are encouraged to consult Children’s Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery for evaluation of a new or recurrent problem. Radiology and pathology reports may be sent in advance of a patient appointment in order to determine if the patient would benefit from a full evaluation. The initial evaluation includes a complete history, physical examination, and review of diagnostic studies by members of our staff. Additional consultations and diagnostic tests are performed as necessary.
All options are explored with parents to arrive at the best treatment approach for your child. If surgery is recommended, pre-operative testing, surgical procedures and rehabilitation and recovery are discussed. Following treatment, patients are encouraged to return for follow-up care as necessary.
Parents, please call 412-692-7280, option 1 to start the scheduling process. A nurse from our team will contact you to gather information first about your child, this will all occur prior to scheduling your actual appointment.
Physicians may complete our Request for Consultation Form (PDF) and return by fax to 412-692-6069.
The Colorectal Center for Children requires referrals from primary care doctors or other Children’s Hospital specialists.
Patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may need authorization from their insurance provider and primary care doctor.
The Center must receive all required referral and authorization forms before your child's visit.
Referrals are encouraged from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services, however self-referrals are accepted. In any situation in which patients are enrolled in managed care insurance plan, please be aware they may require authorization from the insurance provider and a primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office directly at 412-692-7280.
**In some situations, you may be asked to review patient information with a nurse or other medical professional prior to making any new appointment.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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