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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Minimally Invasive procedures

The Operating Room complex at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Main Campus has 10 suites specially equipped for minimally invasive procedures, with dedicated support staff and highly trained nurses. This allows us to offer a very broad range of minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic operations. Some of the minimally invasive procedures performed by the Division of General Surgery are:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsy of tumor or organs
  • Bleb Resection (Spontaneous Pneumothorax)
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cecostomy
  • Chest Wall Mass Excision
  • Cholangiogram
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Choledochal Cyst Excision and Repair
  • Colectomy
  • Colostomy
  • Crohn's Disease (Bowel resection)
  • Cyst Excision
  • Decortication
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragmatic Plication
  • Duodenal Atresia Repair
  • Duplication Cyst, Excision of
  • Esophageal Stenosis Repair
  • Exploratory laparoscopy for Trauma
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrostomy Closure
  • Gastrostomy Revision
  • Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
  • Hepaticaoduodenostomy
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Web Repair
  • Jejunostomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Lobectomy
  • Lung Sequestration Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Malrotation, Ladd’s Procedure
  • Mass Resection
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinal Mass Excision
  • Morgagni Hernia Repair
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Oophorectomy
  • Orchidopexy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Paraspinal Mass Excision
  • Pyloromyotomy (Pyloric Stenosis)
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Reduction of Intussusception
  • Reduction of Ovarian Torsion
  • Soave Pullthru (Hirschprung's)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy, Partial
  • Splenic Cyst Removal
  • Stricturoplasty
  • Swenson Pullthru
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thal Fundoplasty
  • Thoracic Duct Ligation
  • Thymectomy (Myasthenia Gravis)
  • Toupet Fundoplasty
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair
  • Tumor excision
  • Ulcerative Colitis, (Ileoanal Pullthru)
  • Urachal cyst excision
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