The Section of Pediatric Surgery is an integral part of the Georgia Health Sciences University Children's Medical Center. The section is involved with patients ranging in age from newborn to 18 years having all types of general and thoracic surgical problems. Particular interests are in neonatal surgery, such as diaphragmatic hernia (and the ability to provide ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, Hirschsprung's Disease and neonatal intestinal obstruction. Pediatric thoracic surgery problems such as empyema, tumors, pectus excavatum and carinatum are also treated by our service. The active Children's Ambulatory Surgery Program includes surgery for inguinal hernias, undescended testicles, umbilical hernias, long term IV access, thyroglossal duct cysts and various other skin lesions. The Georgia Health Sciences University Children's Medical Center is designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center; with the section coordinating the comprehensive Pediatric Trauma Service for the child with multiple severe trauma.
Information and Referrals
The section or its faculty members can make outpatient appointments or begin the hospital admission procedure.
The scheduled Pediatric Surgery clinics are on Wednesday and Thursday mornings (in BP 3203) in the Ambulatory Care Center; however, patients may be referred at any time and will be seen at other times as necessary.
If you need to write the section or send patient information, please use the office address listed below.
Georgia Health Sciences University
1120 15th Street, BT 5727
Augusta, GA 30912-4070