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The Pediatric Surgery service at Mass General for Children is an international referral center for the complete spectrum of general and thoracic pediatric and neonatal surgical services. 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.

Conditions we Treat

Services and Programs


The Department of Pediatric Surgery has an extensive program in basic research. Areas of focus include:

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Respiratory failure
  • 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
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering

Grinning parents play with a giggly toddler sitting in his mother's lapIt 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