Pediatric General Surgery
Pediatric General Surgery
Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital* provides access to pediatric general surgeons trained in the latest minimally-invasive techniques to help your child gain or return to a healthy, active life.
The general surgeons in the pediatric program have specialized training to treat newborns (neonatal surgery), infants, children and adolescents who need surgery on the head and neck, chest, abdomen and extremities. These pediatric surgeons perform thousands of surgeries annually, including:
Esophageal & Alimentary Tract Procedures
- Esophageal myotomy
- Gastric tubes (G-tubes)
- Bowel resection for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
- Liver and pancreatic surgery, Rex shunt
- Splenic surgery (complete and partial for cysts, sickle cell disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura)
- Indwelling feeding tubes
- Mesenteric cyst and mesenteric tumor resection
Congenital Neck Cyst Excision & Drainage
- Branchial cyst excision and drainage
- Thyroglossal duct cyst excision and drainage
- Lymph node biopsy and excision
- Breast surgery
- Soft tissue mass removal
- Vascular malformations procedures
- Inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias repair
- Muscle biopsies
- Minimally invasive surgery
Better Care Through Collaboration
Our surgeons collaborate with a wide range of Lurie Children’s specialists to provide multidisciplinary, individualized care. Specialists in these areas are available at Central DuPage Hospital:
- General pediatrics
If medical imaging is needed, be assured that each child receives the safest, timeliest and most appropriate treatment, including radiation-free imaging alternatives, as well as low-dose radiation protocols for pediatric CT scans. All images are read by Lurie Children’s board-certified pediatric radiologists at Northwestern Medicine.
Preparing for Surgery
A child life specialist dedicated to pediatric surgery helps normalize the hospital experience for children undergoing minor and complex surgeries through use of medical play and other techniques. A child life specialist will work with your child and family to use pain and anxiety-reduction approaches for wound care and other surgical procedures.
A virtual “Pre-op Adventure Tour” will help alleviate any fears that you, your child or other family members may have about surgery. The tour helps children feel more at ease, and gives you the opportunity to view the surgical areas before the day of surgery. For details, please contact the child life office at 630.933.PLAY (7529).
If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists at our convenient Pediatric Outpatient Center in Winfield, call 630.933.6631. (TTY: 711)