Pediatric surgeons dedicate their practice to treating children ranging from the neonatal stage through late adolescence. The medical needs of a child differ from those of an adult, requiring pediatric surgeons to have additional education and advanced training. Our pediatric surgeons are recognized as experts in a broad range of specialties, including minimally invasive surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, fetal diagnosis, and treatment of congenital birth defects, pediatric trauma, and surgical procedures for intestinal failure.
Through the most current and state-of-the-art surgical techniques, we help treat each child’s condition so he or she can focus on being a kid.Our team has expertise in the latest surgical technologies and the most delicate surgical situations, including neonatal surgery and ECMO (heart and lung bypass for severely ill infants). Our surgeons use advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques wherever possible to help secure outpatient surgeries or shorter hospital stays, and less postoperative discomfort for the child.
All of our team members have extensive experience in working with children, and take extra measures to ensure that each child feels safe and comfortable.
Specialized care is offered in the following areas:
- Mechanical cardiac assist device program
- Newborn surgery, including repair of severe newborn congenital malformations of the airway, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genital tracts
- Operations for inguinal hernias, hydroceles, correction of undescended testicles, and other groin problems
- Pediatric abdominal surgery
- Pediatric heart transplant
- Pediatric thoracic surgery
- Surgical management of complex solid tumors
- Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic treatment of such conditions as abdominal and thoracic tumors, congenital lung masses, intestinal atresia, and trachea-esophageal fistula
- The first pediatric Level I trauma center in Connecticut at Yale New Haven Hospital
- Six conveniently located outpatient pediatric centers across the state where patients can be evaluated by a pediatric surgeon
- International recognition for new ways to reduce anxiety and pain in children who need surgery