The Pediatric Surgery service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is an international referral center for the complete spectrum of general and thoracic pediatric and neonatal surgical services, including the evaluation and treatment of:
Abdominal and thoracic problems
Newborn and pediatric congenital anomalies
Skin lesions that may require surgical excision
Airway and chest disorders requiring complex surgical reconstruction or support with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
The Pediatric Surgery service also provides all pediatric surgical trauma services as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, and simple and complex burn care at the Shriners Hospitals for Children–Boston.
The Department of Pediatric Surgery has an extensive program in basic research. Areas of focus include:
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
The development of fetal inhibitors as anti-cancer agents
Intersex abnormalities and sexual differentiation
General fetal and embryologic development
Development of the intestine and the study of intestinal motility disorders, such as Hirschsprung's disease
Stem cell biology
It was like watching a well-oiled machine. We were updated constantly and never felt like we were in the dark. Their attention to detail is amazing and they stayed the course the whole way through. You would think it’s VIP treatment, but really, it’s what they do for everyone.
Garret McAlpine, father of Pediatric Surgery patient Grayson