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Surgery, Delaware Valley

Excellence in Kids' Surgical Care

Seasoned. Specialized. Comprehensive. Convenient.

Surgery for children is very different from surgery for adults. That’s why our highly skilled board-certified specialists and pediatric surgical teams are specially trained to help kids of all ages, from newborns to teens. Using the latest advances in surgery and minimally invasive techniques (when appropriate), our pediatric surgical experts perform all kinds of procedures, from complex transplants to robotic-assisted operations.

 
Highlights of Our Care
Our Nemours surgical team offers families in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond:
  • Outpatient surgery at three convenient, state-of-the-art surgery centers
  • Inpatient surgery in Wilmington, Del., with comfortable accommodations and a wide array of family-friendly amenities
  • Access to 30+ pediatric specialists (medical and surgical)
  • Outpatient consults and follow-up appointments at satellite offices — offering pediatric specialist care closer to home
  • Focused subspecialty programs delivering comprehensive care that's highly specialized and multidisciplinary
  • Minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery for shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, smaller scars, less pain and discomfort, and reduced chance of infection and bleeding
  • On-campus Ronald McDonald House offering families a safe, affordable, home away from home
 
Awards & Accolades
Serving as the "home base" for our surgical team, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children provides optimal care:
  • National leader in surgical results and overall quality of care
  • Among the best hospitals for children in the country, as named in U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Doctors in America®: Many of our physicians are recognized nationally year after year
  • Nursing excellence: Earned Magnet status, the country’s highest nursing credential


Main Locations

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Outpatient & Inpatient Surgery, Consults,
Follow-Up Appointments

1600 Rockland Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803
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The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr
Outpatient Surgery, Consults, Follow-Up Appointments

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Rd., Ste. 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Deptford
Outpatient Surgery, Consults, Follow-Up Appointments

1280 Almonesson Rd.
Deptford, NJ 08093
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Satellite Locations

Outpatient Consults and Follow-Up Appointments Only

Our Surgical Specialties

 
General Surgery
Stephen P. Dunn
Chief, Division of General Surgery (Interim)

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Our General (Pediatric) Surgeons

Meet One of Our Patients: Nikki

See how bariatric (weight loss) surgery, performed by one of our general surgeons, helped Nikki gain a new lease on life.
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Heart (Cardiac) Surgery & Heart Transplants
 
Neurosurgery
 
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology

Udayan K. Shah, MD


Our Otolaryngologists (ENT Surgeons)

Meet One of Our Patients: Tiernan

See how this little guy's life improved after getting a cochlear implant from one of our ENT surgeons and the cochlear implant team.
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Plastic Surgery
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery

Joseph A. Napoli, MD, DDS »


Our Plastic Surgeons

Meet One of Our Patients: Max

See how multiple plastic surgeries for cleft lip and palate helped Max.
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Coordinated Surgical Care

Our surgical teams collaborate with other specialties and services to offer:
  • Comprehensive, individualized care for children with specific conditions that require uniquely specialized (subspecialty) attention. Our unified teams combine the expertise and experience of many — surgeons, medical specialists, therapy services (physical, occupational, speech/language), social work, Child Life, etc.
  • Coordinated care that fits your schedule, with care coordinators and patient navigators who can make appointments for you to see multiple specialists and team members on the same day

Our Programs


Preparing for Your Child's Surgery

When it comes to your child, there's no such thing as a "small operation." No matter what kind of procedure your child needs, we know that any kind of surgery can be scary. Knowing what to expect can often help both you and your child feel more prepared and less anxious about the big day.

 
"Your Child's Surgery" Guidebook

Get detailed, step-by-step instructions and information about what will happen before, during and right after surgery:

 
Learn More About Surgery & Anesthesia

For additional information to help you and your child prepare for surgery, check out these articles from Nemours’ KidsHealth.org (the most-visited children's health website in the world):