When your child needs surgery, you will find highly skilled specialists at Vidant Medical Center Children's Hospital and East Carolina University who offer the most advanced care available. We know you may feel anxious about your child's need for surgery and possibly have many questions. Our pediatric surgery team is solely dedicated to caring for our smallest patients and is here to help you every step of the way. Our team consists of three board certified pediatric surgeons, a board certified physician assistant, and a nurse specialist.
Because children's medical conditions differ from those of adults, they need surgical approaches and methods that are right for them. With our pediatric surgery care team, you are assured of exceptional treatments for your loved ones. We are proud to offer these surgical services close to home, sparing families the additional burden of travel.
Pediatric surgeons operate on children whose development ranges from the newborn stage through the teenage years. In addition to completing training and achieving board certification in general surgery, pediatric surgeons complete two additional years of training exclusively in children's surgery. They then receive special certification in the subspecialty of pediatric surgery.
Pediatric surgeons are primarily concerned with the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of surgical problems in children. Some medical conditions in newborns are not compatible with a good quality of life unless these problems are corrected surgically. These conditions must be recognized immediately by neonatologists, pediatricians, and family physicians. Pediatric surgeons cooperate with all of the specialists involved in a child's medical care to determine whether surgery is the best option for the child.
Pediatric surgeons utilize their expertise in providing surgical care for all problems or conditions affecting children that require surgical intervention. They participate in transplantation operations, and like most surgeons today, they use laparoscopic techniques for some operations. They also have particular expertise in the following areas of responsibility:
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