Clinical Specialty Programs

The pediatric general surgeons at University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital are recognized experts in the surgical treatment of a wide range of diseases affecting children of all ages, including newborns and teenagers. The pediatric surgical programs include:

  • Antenatal consultations
  • Congenital anomalies and surgery of the newborn
  • Aerodigestive tract program (esophageal reconstruction and gastroesophageal reflux)
  • Colorectal reconstruction (Hirschsprung's disease, anorectal malformations, dysmotility)
  • Pediatric cancer, including Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Vascular anomalies (hemangiomas; arteriovenous, venous and lymphatic malformations; vascular tumors of infancy)
  • Chronic abdominal conditions (inflammatory bowel disease, median arcuate ligament syndrome)
  • Trauma
  • Advanced practice nursing clinics for device and appliance help, skin care and bowel management

Our surgeons work closely with a team of experts to offer families a full range of treatment options for these children. Their commitment to multidisciplinary work also ensures every child is supported by a team of subspecialists with the experience and expertise to handle the rarest and most complex cases. All our surgeons utilize cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques, which are performed in children as small as 2lbs. This approach results in less pain, tissue damage and scarring in children, as well as faster recovery and reduced length of stay.

In addition to pediatric general surgery, our surgeons cover a broad range of pediatrics specialties:

Young patients with complex diseases often require ongoing follow-up, and our pediatric surgical program is one of few in the nation that provides long-term support for patients beyond the point-of-care. To learn more about our pediatric specialties, please click here.