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Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Our Approach

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers comprehensive general and thoracic pediatric surgical procedures on children, from preemies and newborn infants, to children adolescents and teens. 

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery includes:

  • Bariatric Procedures
  • Biopsies
  • Cancer and Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive procedures
  • Gynecological Procedures
  • Lung procedures
  • Trauma Surgery (for patients up to 12 years of age)

 As the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the region, we offer:

  • Board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric surgical specialists care for children from routine procedures to very complex surgery.
  • Our pediatric surgeons are supported by highly trained pediatric anesthesiologists
  • The only hospital with a Pediatric EndoSuite where pediatric surgeons are specially trained to perform Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for patients with certain surgical needs.
  • Parking right in front of our central CHOG building and have convenient access to care for initial appointments, surgical care and follow-up appointments.

We are experts on the unique needs of children across all areas of development, understanding how each individual child’s growth rate and personal development pace guides their care and specific surgical treatment.

 
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gastrostomy
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Imperforate anus (Pena procedure)
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Intussusception
  • Malrotation
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Tumors (liver, kidney, abdomen, ovary)
  • Umbilical disorders
  • Wilm’s tumor
 
  • Atresia and TEF (Tracheoesophageal fistula)
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Esophageal disorders (achalasia)
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Foreign bodies (coins) empyema
  • GE reflux
  • Nuss and Ravitch procedures
  • PDA ligations
  • Pectus excavatum/carinatum
  • ph probe testing for GE reflux
  • Pneumothorax
  • VATS, lung resections
  • Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Cystic hygroma/ lymphangioma
  • Dermoids - face and neck
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Thryoidectomy
  • Thyroglossal neck cyst
  • Achalasia
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Endorectal pull thru
  • Fundoplication for GE reflux
  • Gastrostomy
  • Imperforate anus
  • Intestinal resections
  • Malrotation
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • VP shunt placement
  • Anus/rectum
  • ECMO for respiratory failure
  • Esophagus
  • Intestine
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Stomach
  • Blebectomy for recurrent pneumothorax
  • Lung biopsy
  • Partial lung resections
  • Repair of diaphragmatic hernia
  • Thoracoscopy for biopsy of chest/mediastinal tumors

If you are coming from out of town to Augusta for your child’s surgery, you and your family have access to convenient housing locations such as Ronald McDonald House.  They are located conveniently across the street from the Children’s Hospital so parents can be close by for surgery and through recovery. 

Find out more about the Ronald McDonald House .

 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Howell, Charles Gordon, MD

Ped. Gen. & Thoracic Surgery

Walters, Kenneth, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Pipkin, Walter Lamar, MD

Ped. Gen. & Thoracic Surgery

Hatley, Robyn M, MD

Pediatric Surgery

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