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Pediatric conditions and services treated with general surgery

Gastrointestinal Conditions We Treat:

  • Appendicitis in Children: Inflammation of the appendix, a small organ attached to the large intestine, causing pain, fever, and vomiting.
  • Atresia, Intestinal: A congenital absence of a normal opening or failure of a structure to be tubular, blocking the intestine
  • Biliary Atresia: A rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants, leading to bile buildup and liver damage.
  • Choledochal Cysts and other Biliary Malformations: Cysts or abnormalities in the bile ducts, which can cause bile flow disruption.
  • Crohn's Disease: A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.
  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF): A congenital condition where the esophagus does not connect to the stomach (atresia) and may have an abnormal connection with the trachea (fistula).
  • Gallstones and Cholecystitis: Hard particles that form in the gallbladder (gallstones) and inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis).
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): A digestive disorder where stomach acid or bile irritates the food pipe lining.
  • Gastroschisis: A birth defect where the baby's intestines extend outside of the body through a hole near the belly button.
  • Hirschsprung's Disease: A condition affecting the large intestine that causes problems with passing stool due to missing nerve cells in the muscles of the baby’s colon.
  • Imperforate Anus/Anorectal Malformation: A congenital defect where the rectum is malformed and the anus is either absent or improperly positioned.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine.
  • Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus: A congenital anomaly of the intestinal rotation that can lead to twisting (volvulus), causing obstruction and possible necrosis.
  • Intussusception: A condition in which one segment of intestine telescopes inside of another, causing an intestinal blockage.
  • Meckel's Diverticulum: A small pouch in the wall of the lower part of the intestine, present from birth.
  • Meconium Ileus: A blockage in the intestines caused by thick, sticky meconium in newborns.
  • Pyloric Stenosis: A condition in which the opening from the stomach to the small intestine (pylorus) becomes narrowed.
  • Small Bowel Atresia: A condition in which part of the small intestine has not developed properly.
  • Ulcerative Colitis: A chronic condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed.

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Endocrine Conditions We Treat:

  • Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating that affects normal activities, often occurring in the hands, feet, underarms, or face.
  • Hyperthyroidism: When the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone.
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: A fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct.
  • Thyroid Nodules and Masses: Small lumps that commonly arise within an otherwise normal thyroid gland.

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    Treating chronic issues such as diabetes, growth disorders, and adrenal diseases with nutrition counseling, fitness, and evaluations

Respiratory Conditions We Treat:

  • Branchial Cleft Abnormalities: Congenital deformities near the neck or collarbone, related to developmental anomalies of the branchial clefts.
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration (BPS): A congenital condition where a section of the lung is separated from the normal lung tissue and does not function properly.
  • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM/CPAM) of the lungs: A benign lung tumor made up of abnormal bronchial and lung tissue, present at birth.
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH): A birth defect where there is an abnormal opening in the diaphragm, allowing abdominal organs to move into the chest cavity.
  • Fetal Lung Lesions: Abnormal growths or masses in the lungs of a fetus, detected before birth.
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A sudden collapse of the lung without any obvious cause.

 Skin and Soft Tissue Conditions We Treat

  • Burn injury: Damage to the skin or other body parts caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, radiation, or friction.
  • Dermoid Cyst: A benign cyst typically containing skin and skin structures, often found on the face, neck, or inside the skull.
  • Hygroma and Cystic Lesions: Fluid-filled sacs that result from blockages in the lymphatic system, often present at birth.
  • Hydrocele: A fluid-filled sac around a testicle, often causing swelling in the scrotum.
  • Pectus Carinatum: A chest wall deformity where the breastbone protrudes outward.
  • Pectus Excavatum: A condition where the breastbone is sunken into the chest.
  • Pilomatrixoma: A benign skin tumor typically derived from hair follicle cells.
  • Pilonidal Sinus and Cysts: An abnormal skin growth located at the tailbone that contains hair and skin debris.
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A group of conditions in which there's pressure on blood vessels and nerves within the thoracic outlet, or area between the neck and shoulder.
  • Wound Care: Managing open cuts, abrasions, or other injuries to the skin to promote healing and prevent infection.

 Congenital Abnormalities We Treat:

  • Breast and Chest Wall Disorders: Various conditions affecting the structure and form of the chest wall and breast tissue.
  • Incarcerated Hernia: A part of the intestine or abdominal tissue becomes trapped in the sac of a hernia.
  • Liver Tumors: Malignant or benign growths in the liver.
  • Myasthenia Gravis & Thymoma: An autoimmune disorder that weakens the voluntary muscles, particularly those that control the eyes, mouth, throat, and limbs. In some cases myasthenia gravis leads to thymoma.
  • Neuroblastoma: A cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body and most commonly affects children.
  • Omphalocele: A birth defect where organs of the abdomen stick out of the belly button due to a defect in the development of the abdominal wall.
  • Umbilical Hernia: A bulge or protrusion near the belly button, often visible when the baby cries.
  • Wilms Tumor: A type of kidney cancer that typically occurs in children.

Genitourinary Conditions We Treat

  • Inguinal Hernia: A condition where soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscles.
  • Retractile testis: A condition in males where the testis moves back and forth between the scrotum and the groin and can be manually moved to the scrotum.
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: A tumor at the base of the tailbone in newborns.
  • Testicular Torsion: When the testicle rotates and twists the cord that supplies blood to the scrotum
  • Undescended Testes (Cryptorchidism): A condition in males where one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum.

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