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Experts in a Wide Range of Kids' Conditions

Nemours Children's pediatric surgeons help children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. 

“General surgery” means operations that don’t involve the brain, bones or heart. General surgeons remove tumors and correct problems babies are born with. They also perform emergency surgeries for conditions like appendicitis or for injuries.

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “from routine to complex.” But we know that trusting your child to a surgeon’s care is always hard, no matter how routine.  

We do everything we can to keep your child safe. We use the best technology and techniques that cause the least discomfort and fastest healing. And we always stay focused on preventing infections. 

We want every child to grow up healthy. For some children, surgery is a stop along that journey. But it needn’t stop them. 

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We have many pediatric general surgeons and locations — find the care closest to you:

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American College of Surgeons Verification

Our surgical centers in DeptfordBryn Mawr and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware are designated a level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. We're the only pediatric hospital in the Delaware Valley to achieve this prestigious designation for quality improvement programs that enhance surgical quality, prevent complications, reduce costs and save lives.

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Abdominal Masses
Abscesses
Biliary Atresia
Breast Disorders
Burns
Choledochal Cysts
Cloacal Exstrophy
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hernias
Hirschsprung Disease
Imperforate Anus
Lung Masses
Morbid Obesity
Neck Tumors
Ovarian Disorders
Portal Hypertension
Skin Lesions
Splenic Cysts
Wilms Tumor

We’re Experts in Children’s Surgery

Performing many types of surgeries at multiple locations, Nemours Children's pediatric surgeons are top in their field.

  • We’re part of a nationwide effort to improve pediatric surgical care. Our surgical centers in Deptford, Bryn Mawr and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware have been verified as a level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program .
  • We use the least invasive surgical techniques possible. We use surgeries with smaller incisions when we can, because it means kids heal faster and go home more quickly. We also use robotic-assisted surgery at some locations. 
  • We are experts in treating chest wall problems. Our pediatric general surgeons bring years of experience caring for children with chest wall disorders, like pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (when the chests juts out).  
  • We are prepared to handle pediatric trauma at any time. We have the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Delaware. Our surgeons are ready 24/7.
  • 12,000+ Patients we see each year at Nemours Children's
  • 22 Surgeons on our team
  • 3 Level 1 Surgery Centers verified by the ACS

  • We’re part of a nationwide effort to improve pediatric surgical care. We’re working to make surgery safer for kids all over the country, including our participation in national and quality improvement projects through the American College of Surgeons. 
  • We use the least invasive surgical techniques possible. We use surgeries with smaller incisions when we can, because it means kids heal faster and go home more quickly. We also use robotic-assisted surgery at some locations. 
  • We are experts in treating chest wall problems. Our pediatric general surgeons bring years of experience caring for children with chest wall disorders, like pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (when the chests juts out).  
  • 12,000+ Patients we see each year
  • 22 Surgeons on our team

  • We’re part of a nationwide effort to improve pediatric surgical care. We’re working to make surgery safer for kids all over the country, including our participation in national and quality improvement projects through the American College of Surgeons. 
  • We use the least invasive surgical techniques possible. We use surgeries with smaller incisions when we can, because it means kids heal faster and go home more quickly. We also use robotic-assisted surgery at some locations. 
  • We are experts in treating chest wall problems. Our pediatric general surgeons bring years of experience caring for children with chest wall disorders, like pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (when the chests juts out).  
  • 12,000+ Patients we see each year at Nemours Children's
  • 22 Surgeons on our team
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