Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Pediatric Surgical Care

Together, MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and MaineHealth Surgical Care Pediatrics Portland provide outstanding surgical care for children in Northern New England. Our program includes Maine’s only board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric surgery subspecialists.

Expert surgical care for young people

We perform procedures ranging from routine to the most advanced, including minimally-invasive chest and abdomen surgery, neonatal (newborn) surgery, gastric/intestinal surgery and vascular surgery. We also participate in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQUIP), which focuses on surgical quality in hospitals across the country.

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As pediatric surgeons, we provide surgical intervention for a range of conditions affecting newborns, children, adolescents and teenagers, including:

  • Abnormalities of the chest wall and lungs
  • Abnormalities of the liver, spleen, kidneys, gallbladder, pancreas and intestines
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Congenital malformations
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Head and neck cysts and masses
  • Hernias
  • Hydrocele (a fluid-filled sac surrounding a testicle)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Pediatric cancers and benign tumors
  • Skin lesions
  • Trauma
  • Undescended testes
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging from Maine’s only team of pediatric radiologists
  • Complete laboratory testing capabilities
  • Bronchoscopy to view the airways
  • Thoracoscopy to visually examine the pleura, lungs and mediastinum

Our pediatric surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures, and they are well-known for their expertise in minimally invasive techniques. Among the most common procedures they perform are:

  • Appendix removal (appendectomy)
  • Branchial cleft surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Central venous line placement/removal
  • Chest wall defect surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Colostomy
  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery (Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis)
  • Gastrostomy (feeding tube) placement
  • Hernia repair (repaired open or laparoscopically)
  • Hydrocele repair
  • Intestinal resection (removal of a portion of the intestines)
  • Kidney removal (nephrectomy)
  • Liver biopsy and resection
  • Long-term bowel management
  • Lung biopsy and resection
  • Minimally invasive surgery of chest & abdomen (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy)
  • Newborn surgery
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Oophoropexy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Pectus repair
  • Pilonidal surgery
  • Pull-through for imperforate anus
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Spleen removal (splenectomy)
  • Treatment for undescended testicles
  • Thyroglossal duct surgery

If your child has an appointment at our office, please take a moment to print/complete these forms and bring them with you to your child's first visit.