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Pediatric Surgery

Division Director:Charles N. Paidas, MD, MBA
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Clinical Services:

  • All congenital anomalies of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen and perineum
  • All solid tumors of childhood
  • Pediatric Transplantation and Vascular Access
  • Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
  • Pediatric Injury
  • All Laparoscopic procedures of chest and abdomen such as hperhidrosis, gallbladder, appendectomy and achalasia
  • Hernia Repair (inguinal, umbilical)
Specialty Services at Tampa General Hospital:
  • Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Pediatric Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services - Full Time Pediatric Physiatrist
  • Pediatric Bowel Management Program
  • School teachers on-site to help children keep up in school -- work and help coordinate homebound programs and re-entry into school
  • Certified child life specialists work with children to reduce their stress and to provide diversion and developmental support
  • Pediatric Case Managers and Social Workers
  • Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Services
Patient Care Sites:
USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare
2A Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
Tampa General Hospital
Davis Islands
P.O. Box 1289
Tampa, FL 33601-1289
How to Reach Us:
Academic Office:  (813) 844-7315 / Fax:  (813) 844-8045
Appointments:  (813) 259-0929 / Fax:  (813) 259-8862
Tampa General Hospital:  (813) 844-7000 /
Office Staff:
Carol Vega
Administrative Assistant
(813) 844-7315, Ext. 2
Kristyn Carter ARNP, CPNP-AC
Nurse Practitioner
(813) 844-4148
Dana Wood RN, BSN
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
(813) 844-8012
Links of Interest:

American Academy of Pediatrics
Beansprout Networks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Keep Kids Healthy
American Pediatric Surgical Association
The Pull-thru Network's Home Page
Children's Oncology Group
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
What I need to know about Hirschsprung's disease
Mothers Of Omphaloceles
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Injury Free Coalition for Kids Homepage