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Pediatric Surgery

MaineHealth surgeons provide outstanding surgical care to children and young adults. They are specially trained in the unique needs of our youngest patients and practice evidence-based care to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

What is pediatric surgery?

Pediatric surgery is defined as the diagnostic, operative, and postoperative surgical care of patients from prenatal diagnosis through young adult. Pediatric surgeons can performs surgery on a fetus while it is still in the womb, or on infants, children and adolescents. Surgery may be to correct a birth defect, repair an injury or treat an illness.

Services Include:

  • Treatment for hernia, hydrocele and undescended testicles
  • Minimally invasive surgery of chest and abdomen (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy)
  • Newborn surgery
  • Correction of cardiac abnormalities
  • Gastrointestinal surgery (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Long-term bowel management
  • Circumcision trauma
  • Children's cancer surgery
  • Lumps in the neck
  • Chest wall defects (pectus)