At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our pediatric general surgeons devote their entire practice to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of children. Our experts combine their highly specialized surgical skills and insight into child behavior to provide excellent care to their young patients. They are advocates for children who can’t always describe what’s bothering them and may be scared about surgery.
Pediatric surgeons work with other child specialists who know your child well, such as general pediatricians and pediatric specialists, to make the best treatment decisions, including whether surgery is the best option.
Often, pediatric surgeons enter the picture following referral from one of a child’s other physicians. Pediatric general surgeons assess your child’s condition pre-operatively, perform surgery, and monitor them post-operatively for healing, pain management, and other issues that may arise.