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Treating GI Disorders in Children

Our pediatric surgery team treats gastrointestinal conditions that affect organs from the esophagus to the appendix, with the rest of the digestive system in between.

Here is a list of some of the conditions and surgical services our pediatric surgery specialists offer.


  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Anorectal disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Atresia
    • Biliary atresi
    • Colonic atresia
    • Duodenal atresia
    • Ileal atresia
    • Intestinal atresia
    • Jejunal atresia
  • Intussusception
  • Choledochal cyst (a congenital liver defect)
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Esophageal achalasia
  • Esophageal varices
  • Foreign body obstruction of esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Malrotation
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Ulcerative colitis

Surgical Procedures

  • Anoplasty
  • Colectomy
  • Duhamel procedure
  • Enterectomy
  • Heller myotomy (to treat esophageal achalasia)
  • Ileostomy J-pouch pull through colon polyps
  • Pena procedure
  • Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP)
  • Removal of small intestine
  • Removal of fistula
  • Soave procedure
  • Swenson procedure

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How Can I Prepare My Child for Surgery?

No matter the surgery, preparing for an approaching surgery can be stressful and frightening for you and especially your child. But with some age-appropriate teaching, reassurances, and support--that fear and stress can evaporate.