Why choose a pediatric surgeon?

Children are not little adults who suffer from the same conditions and respond to the same surgical techniques as adults. They need gentle care by people with special knowledge and training in surgical treatments specifically for children.

A pediatric surgeon is board certified in general surgery and completes two years of additional specialized training, concentrating on the care of newborns and children through age 17. As a result of this specialization, pediatric surgeons have the widest range of treatment options and the greatest expertise in dealing with children’s surgical needs.