Pediatric Surgery Services

Our Services

Abdominal Surgery

Our pediatric surgeons are trained to treat congenital disorders and acquired illnesses that affect the abdomen in children, utilizing minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. Just a handful of conditions we treat include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH)
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Chronic constipation/Incontinence
  • Hematologic Disorders

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgical care can help treat a variety of conditions impacting a child’s wellbeing, including:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Polyposis
  • Anorectal malformations/Imperforate anus, with or without a fistula
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Chronic Constipation/Fecal Incontinence

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a technique that can be used in many of our pediatric procedures. Because it enables the surgeon to make smaller incisions, patients tend to experience less scarring and pain, lower risk of infection, quicker healing time and shorter hospital stays.

Our providers will work with you to discuss the options available for your child.

Neonatal Surgery

Neonatal surgery addresses conditions that are a consequence of abnormal development in utero or that occur shortly after birth. These procedures are performed as needed after babies are born and can be minimally invasive or open procedures, depending on the condition.

  • Anorectal malformations
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Esophageal atresia/Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Gastroschisis
  • Heart defects
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Intestinal blockages
  • Lung lesions and tumors
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Omphalocele
  • Short bowel syndrome

Surgical Oncology

Alongside treatments provided by pediatric oncology specialists, surgical oncology is a tool that can be used to fight cancer in children. Surgical oncology can help address:

  • Childhood solid tumor cancers including hepatoblastoma, Wilms tumor and neuroblastoma
  • Leukemias, lymphomas, and other hematologic diseases
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Lung lesions and tumors

Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric thoracic surgery addresses anomalies or diseases that occur in the chest, or the thoracic region. University of Arizona pediatric surgeons provide expertise in caring for thoracic anomalies for both congenital acquired conditions, including:

  • Chest wall anomalies, including pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum
  • Congenital lung disorders, including bronchogenic cysts, congenital lobar emphysema, pulmonary sequestration and congenital pulmonary malformation
  • Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF)
  • Lung lesions and tumors
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Pulmonary infection (pneumonias that have a parapneumonic effusion, empyema, or lung abscesses)
  • Recurrent pneumothorax

Child Life Specialists: Emotional and Educational Support

Having a child with a serious medical condition can be an overwhelming experience for the entire family. You can rest easy knowing Banner Children’s has an expert team of child life specialists to help make this experience as easy as possible.

Child life specialists provide emotional and educational support to help children feel more comfortable while they’re at the hospital. Additionally, child life specialists also help with medical preparation, support during their procedure, pre-surgery tours, medical play, therapeutic play, and support for siblings.

Clinical Partners

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling

(520) 694-8888.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery

PO Box 245131

Tucson, AZ 85724-5131

Office Phone: (520) 621-8745

Fax: (520) 626-2247