Comprehensive Pediatric Surgical Care at Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital
Pediatric surgeons from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage and Delnor Hospitals offer the most advanced approaches and compassionate care for conditions common and rare, for patients from birth through adolescence.
Our pediatric surgical specialists provide leading-edge pediatric surgical care for everything from traumatic injuries to complex birth defects, including:
Esophageal and alimentary tract procedures such as:
- Esophageal myotomy
- Gastric 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
Abdominal tumors, including:
- Mesenteric cyst and mesenteric tumor resection
- Ovarian cryopreservation
Congenital neck cyst excision and drainage, including:
- Branchial cyst excision and drainage
- Thyroglossal duct cyst excision and drainage
Other procedures such as:
- Lymph node biopsy and excision
- Breast surgery
- Soft tissue mass removal
- Vascular malformation procedures
- Inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernia repair
- Muscle biopsies
- Minimally invasive surgery
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
For severely obese adolescents who meet strict criteria, bariatric surgery may be the appropriate solution for weight loss. A team that includes a pediatrician, pediatric surgeon, bariatric coordinator, physical therapist, psychologist, social worker and registered dietitian creates a customized treatment plan and provides medical and surgical care to address the different causes and effects of obesity.
Learn more about the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program.
Lurie Children’s cardiovascular-thoracic surgeons work closely with cardiologists and neonatologists to determine the necessity and timing of surgery to repair congenital and acquired heart lesions such as patent ductus arteriosus in the neonatal period.
Our orthopaedic surgery specialists treat congenital and developmental deformities of the spine (scoliosis, kyphosis), shoulder, arm, forearm, hand, pelvis and hip (dysplasia, Legg-Perthes disease), as well as clubfoot, limb-length inequalities, skeletal dysplasia and musculoskeletal trauma.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Specialists in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department offer services such as bone grafting, wisdom teeth extraction, facial trauma treatment, jaw surgery, oral pathology, dental implants and sleep apnea treatment.