Minimally invasive surgery: a type of surgery that uses special scopes and instruments so that children need only a small incision — for a number of procedures.
Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment: a unique program, one of the few of its kind in the nation, that has saved countless lives since its founding in 1995. The Children's Hospital's Fetal Surgery team can diagnose and correct a variety of birth defects before a baby is born.
The Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program, which evaluates and treats children who have pulmonary hypoplasia, a condition which limits full lung development.
Our surgeons also work as a team with:
Children's Hospital's Kidney Transplant team — which includes transplant surgeons, nephrologists, urologists, social workers, transplant coordinators and more — performs kidney transplantation from living-related, living-unrelated and cadaveric (deceased) donors.
The Liver Transplant Program was formed in 1995 as a combined child-adult program with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The transplant team, made up of transplant surgeons, a hepatologist, social workers and nurse coordinators, performs whole- and split-liver cadaveric (from a deceased donor) transplants, as well as living-related transplants.
Our pediatric surgeons play an important role in the Children's Hospital team approach to childhood cancer by removing many solid tumors through the Pediatric Solid Tumor Program. They also provide a full range of surgical services — including innovative minimally invasive techniques — as part of the overall cancer treatment plan.
As the first pediatric Level 1 trauma center in eastern Pennsylvania, the Trauma Center has a specialized team of pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, emergency physicians, nurses and anesthesiology and critical care specialists, who are available at all times to care for children with traumatic injuries.
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