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Clinical Services at Rush Pediatric Surgery
Program Description

The Section of Pediatric Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, delivers optimal care to infants, children and adolescents who have critical problems consistent with the tertiary care commitment of the hospital. House officers are responsible for pediatric surgical patients during their assignment to the General Surgery Service III. Teaching rounds and didactic sessions are held regularly.

Children and their families are our priority:

For over 20 years, our surgeons have provided excellent surgical care for the newborn and children with ages ranging through the teenage years. We are expert in the surgical repair of congenital malformations as well as acquired diseases. Our specialized procedures are outlined below.

Patient care:

We care for each child and treat the family as a whole with sensitivity. Our doctors and nurses relate to the families on a very personal level with compassion, empathy and respect. Our surgical and administrative staffs are all bilingual. We value personal communication with the family and are available 24 hours a day for all emergencies.

Our clinical activities:

  • Antenatal consultations
  • Minimally invasive surgery of the thorax and abdomen
  • General pediatric surgical conditions
    • Pyloric stenosis
    • Intestinal malrotation
    • Inguinal and umbilical Hernias
    • Undescended testes, hydrocele
    • Nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy tube
    • Thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cys
  • Solid tumors including:
    • Wilms' tumor
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Liver mass such as hepatoblastoma
    • Ovarian teratoma
    • Head and neck tumors
  • Correction of birth defects including:
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis, omphalocele)
    • Lung malformations such as pulmonary sequestration
    • Hirschsprung’s disease
    • Biliary malformations (biliary atresia, choledochodal cyst)
  • Chest wall deformities such as pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Surgery for others specialized conditions
    • Short gut syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

Clinical Team

The pediatric surgery clinical team consists of:





Contact Name
Pediatric Surgery at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-3034
Contact E-mail
find_doctor@rush.edu


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