Pediatric Surgery

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.

General Surgery

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
  • Cholecystectomy
  • 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

Endocrine surgery:

  • Adrenal
  • Thyroid
  • Pancreatic

Gynecologic surgery:

  • 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
  • Circumcision
  • 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.

Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

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.

Orthopaedic Surgery

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.

For Appointments

Patient parents and guardians should call 1.800.KIDS.DOC (1.800.543.7362, TTY: 711) for appointments and more information.


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.