Our pediatric general and thoracic surgeons specialize in a wide range of general surgical problems that affect infants, children, and adolescents. We also help to counsel parents expecting a baby who may have been diagnosed before birth with a surgical problem.
Our surgeons treat a wide range of general surgical problems, including:
- Congenital and acquired disorders of the intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen and endocrine glands
- General non-cardiac thoracic surgery and chest wall malformations
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Minimally invasive abdominal and thoracic surgery
- Pediatric hernia repair-specializing in premature and infant hernias
- Pediatric surgical oncology including all solid tumors and venous access
- Prenatal malformation consultations
- Thyroidectomy - cervical masses
- Traumatic injuries
We work closely with specialists in the following programs:
- Child Life Program
- Kiwanis Affiliated Pediatric Trauma Center
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program
- Neonatal Surgery Program
- Operation Sneak-a-Peek
- Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Program
- Pediatric Plastic Surgery
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Trauma Program
Our specialized providers
Pediatric surgeons devote their practice to the surgical care of children. They have graduated from medical school and have completed five years of postgraduate General Surgery training in an accredited training program. Pediatric surgeons then complete an additional accredited two-year fellowship program in Pediatric Surgery.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) are very specialized health care providers who are dedicated to improving children's health. PNPs have advanced education in pediatric nursing, including a Masters Degree. They serve children and families in an extensive range of practice settings.