Airway & Pulmonary Surgery

Many conditions can affect your child's airway and lungs (the pulmonary system). Your child may have a cyst, fluid build-up, lung malformations, emphysema, or some other congenital or emergency condition. When you bring your child to our pediatric surgeons, you can feel confident that they will be treated with the best care available.

Appendix Removal (Appendectomy)

While we don't know how the appendix helps the body, sometimes the appendix can become blocked and then infected. This is called appendicitis. University of Utah Health surgeons are experts at removing an inflamed appendix and performing appendectomies. Your doctor can help you determine if your child needs and appendectomy.

Chest Wall Reconstruction

If your child has pigeon breast (pectus carinatum), funnel chest (pectus excavatum), or Poland syndrome, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to correct these chest wall deformities. Your doctor can advise you on the best way to treat these conditions, and our surgeons can provide you with the most experienced care.

Colorectal Center

The Colorectal Center treats conditions of the digestive system in children's bowels and colons. These can include malformations, incontinence, constipation, fistulas, tumors, trauma, and other conditions. Our pediatric surgeons are trained in the latest techniques and most current research making them specialists in these surgical procedures.

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)

The gallbladder is an organ that works with the liver in digestion, but your child actually doesn't need this organ to digest food. Gallbladders can become inflamed from gallstones or may become cancerous. In this case, your doctor may recommend surgery (cholecystectomy) to remove your child's gallbladder. Our surgeons are expert, particularly in working with children.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Your child's gastrointestinal tract includes organs from the esophagus to the appendix. Conditions that can affect these organs are hernias, defects, diseases like Crohn's disease, obstructions, bleeding, reflux, and many others. The pediatric surgeons at U of U Health provide expert care when performing surgical procedures to treat these conditions.

Gastrostomy Tube

A gastrostomy tube, or G-tube, is a tube inserted through the belly, giving direct access to your child’s stomach. G-tubes are used to give children formula or other supplemental feeding liquids, water, or medication. Most commonly, G-tubes are used to feed children who cannot eat enough food by mouth.

Inguinal & Genital Surgery

Sometimes your doctor will recommend surgery for conditions that affect your child's groin area. These procedures could treat inguinal hernias, hydrocele, undescended testicle, or others. Our pediatric surgeons are expert at performing these procedures. They also perform circumcisions and reconstruction surgeries.

Neonatal Surgery

For infants with serious conditions, our pediatric surgeons can provide the most experienced care. These conditions may include malformations, hernias, organ obstruction, fistulas, and many others. Your infant is in good hands with our experts.

Pediatric Endocrine Surgery

When your child needs surgery to treat glands in their endocrine system, our surgeons can provide highly qualified expertise. Often, these types of surgeries remove a tumor and require subspecialty training. University of Utah Health provides this specialized service through our highly trained pediatric surgeons.

Pediatric Organ Transplant

If your child needs an organ transplant, you will want a surgeon with the best training. Our pediatric surgeons are specialty trained in surgical procedures specific to transplants. These may include transplant of the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestine, and others. If you are looking for a pediatric transplant specialist, do not hesitate to contact us.

Pediatric Surgical Oncology

When you learn that your child has cancer, it can be devastating. Know that our specialists and surgeons are available to provide specialty-trained and highly skilled services. Our pediatric surgeons remove cancer tumors and assist patients in the best recovery process from their procedure.

Prenatal Counseling (Birth Defects Diagnosed in Utero)

For couples who learn that their child has abnormalities while still in utero, our pediatric specialists offer counseling. They can consult and advise as to the best options for you and your child and prepare you for what to expect.

Trauma Management & Surgery

For any injury or traumatic accident that requires surgery, our pediatric surgeons are available to care for your child. They are specialty trained in trauma management and surgery, giving your child the best care possible.