Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

A Guide to Your Child's Surgery

Our Surgery Guide will help you and your family prepare for your child's upcoming surgery, outlining what to expect from the first pre-op visit all the way through to her discharge.

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Conditions We Treat

These are just a few of the conditions treated by the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery.



Head and Neck

  • Branchial cleft remnant
  • Cystic hygromas
  • Esophogeal atresia
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Tracheoesophogeal fistula
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

Liver and Spleen


Thoracic (Chest)



  • Burns
  • Safety and injury prevention
  • Solid organ injuries


Vascular Access

Vascular Diseases

  • Hemangiomas
  • Vascular malformations
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Taking On Challenges: Surgical Oncology Options

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has pediatric surgeons specializing in just about every pediatric subspecialty, including oncology. Learn more about our surgical oncology options for children with cancer »