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Pediatric Surgery

PeaceHealth pediatric surgeons offer expert medical care with a personal, kid- and family-friendly approach. Pediatric surgeons treat children of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. They have extra training for conditions that only affect children, such as gastroschisis and other birth defects.

The PeaceHealth pediatric surgery team works together to keep your little one comfortable and relaxed. Your child will receive the least invasive methods possible, including endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. This may mean fewer and smaller incisions, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.

Your team may include neonatologists (newborn specialists) and pediatric-trained anesthesiologists, nurses and support personnel who are with you along the way.

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Pediatric surgery services at PeaceHealth

You can find a PeaceHealth pediatric surgeon at PeaceHealth. Your child will receive the excellent quality and personalized care you trust.

A leader in pediatric chest wall surgery

PeaceHealth is Oregon’s leading medical center for children with pectus conditions or abnormal development of the chest wall. Without treatment, these conditions may cause serious health problems later in life.

Experts from pediatric hospitals

Your child is cared for by surgeons from nationally-recognized pediatric hospitals, right here close to home. These include surgeons from Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Shriners Children’s Hospital in Portland, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dedicated pediatric surgical suites and recovery units

Your child’s surgery takes place in pediatric-specific operating rooms, which have advanced technology. This includes imaging that can be sent to specialists during surgery for consultations in real time. After surgery, children recover in the Pediatrics and Adolescent Care Unit, designed just for kids.

Pediatric telemedicine for traumas and serious illness

Using audio and video technology, telemedicine allows our pediatric team to immediately consult with specialists at the Doernbecher Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Portland. As a result, many trauma patients can stay at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend instead of going to Portland for care.

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on-site

Experienced neonatologists (doctors who specialize in newborn medicine) and specially trained nurses provide expert post-surgery care in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Conditions Treated

  • Inguinal and ventral hernias
  • Genitourinary issues
  • Skin and soft tissue infections, masses/tumors, cysts
  • Airway, esophageal and GI foreign bodies
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Neck cysts and masses infections
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Childhood malignancies
  • Tumor biopsies and removals
  • Port-a-cath/Hickman/Broviac catheter insertions and removals
  • Lymph node biopsies

All Pediatric Surgery Locations