Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgical Care for Children

The Children's Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery department offers minimally invasive surgery and a broad scope of comprehensive, team oriented, advanced surgical care to infants, children and adolescents including:

  • Newborn
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric surgical critical care
  • Thoracic (chest)
  • Abdominal
  • Head and neck
  • Hernia 

Whether it is emergency surgery or a planned procedure, children need surgeons devoted to the care of children. Nearly half of all the operations performed at Children’s involve a pediatric general surgeon. The pediatric surgical teams at the Children’s four surgery locations are experienced in caring for the wide variety of conditions children may have, including:


  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Abdominal Tumors:
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Wilms
  • Anal fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Brachial Cleft Abnormality 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Circumcision 
  • Cloacal Malformations
  • Cystic Hygromas
  • Diaphragmatic Hernias
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • Duodenal Stenosis
  • Esophageal stenosis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Head and Neck tumors
  • Hernia (Umbilical/Inguinal)  
  • Hepatobiliary Cysts
  • Hepatobiliary Tumors
  • Hirschsprung's Disease 
  • Imperforate anus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lung and Mediastinum Malformations
  • Obstructions of the colon
  • Pectus Excavatum (Sunken Chest or Funnel Chest)
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Torticollis
  • Undescended Testes  

    Doctors in the General Surgery Program are active members of the Children's Professional Staff.

    Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not hospital employees.