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Pediatric Surgery

For After-hours Care, Call 813-974-2201 and ask for the Pediatric Surgeon on-call to be paged. 

When it comes to our children, we want to feel secure in our health care choice – especially surgery.  At USF Health, we believe in a family-based approach, so every member of the family understands an upcoming surgery.  The surgeons at USF Health have the expertise and training that only comes from an academic medical center, where clinical trials are redefining patient care and improving patient outcomes. Your child will benefit from the expertise of the USF Health pediatric surgery team, who offer specialized care and experience with uncommon pediatric conditions.  

Pediatric Surgical programs and services include:


Neonatal Surgery 

  • Prenatal intervention for congenital malformation in collaboration with maternal fetal medicine specialist 
  •  ECMO ( Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension) 
  •  Laparoscopic and open surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia 
  •  Tracheoesophageal fistula (Thoracoscopic or open procedure) 
  •  Hirschsprung Disease 
  •  Pulmonary Malformations 
  •  Head and Neck Malformation 
  •  Anorectal Malformation 
  •  Intestinal Atresia and Duplications 
  •  Gastroschisis and Omphalocele (Abdominal wall defects)

Endocrine Surgery 

  • Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery 
  • Adrenal lesions (Pheochromocytoma, Cortical tumors) 
  • Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration 
  • Complex thyroid procedures 
  •  Supprelin implants 
  •  Breast Masses

Oncology Surgery 

  • Hepatoblastoma 
  • Neuroblastoma 
  • Rhabdmyosarcoma 
  • Wilm’s tumor 
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Thoracic Surgery

  • Nuss procedure for chest wall deformity  
  • Lung resection for cysts 
  • Pneumothorax  
  • Ravitch procedure for Pectus Carniatum  
  • VATS for Empyema 
  • Thoracoscopic resection of Lung lesions

Gastrointestinal and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Advanced laparoscopic procedure for Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease including IAPP 
  • Malrotation 
  • Intussussception 
  • Pyloromytomy – Laparoscopic procedure in all cases

Pediatric General Surgery 

  • Hernia (inguinal, umbilical and ventral) – Laparoscopic and Open repair options 
  • Orchidopexy – Laparoscopic procedure in non-palpable testis 
  • Circumcision 
  • Removal of neck mass 
  • Lumps and bumps (lipoma, keloids, epidermoid and dermoid cyst) 
  • Lymphatic malformation 
  • Gynecomastia

Pre-menarchal Gynecologic Surgery 

  • Ovarian tumor 
  • Intersex anomalies 
  • Genital reconstruction 

Trauma Surgery (only ACS Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the region)

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux and Y Gastric Bypass