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In general, pediatric thoracic surgery involves diseases or injuries to the area of the body between the neck and the abdomen. Surgeons at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh specialize in general pediatric thoracic surgery, whether congenital, such as a birth defect, or acquired, such as pneumonia.
Specific operations include removal of a lung growth or tumor, or removal of an abnormality that has been present since birth but which could become infected, such as a pulmonary sequestration or a congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation.
Pediatric general and thoracic surgeons also perform surgery on the esophagus, as needed, for conditions such as tracheo-esophageal fistulas, which describes a communication between the trachea and the esophagus.
These operations may be performed through tiny incisions, depending upon the type of procedure and the size of the patient. Regardless of the complexity, the pediatric thoracic surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh maintain the highest-level of care with the latest in technology and education.
At Children’s, every child diagnosed with a colorectal condition is handled with an individualized treatment plan and family-centered care. In addition, cutting-edge research and the latest technology provide our patients with the best possible outcomes.
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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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