The Division of Pediatric Surgery provides general surgery care to children with congenital malformations, trauma, later appearing or acquired conditions that can be corrected with surgical intervention.
The members of the Division are qualified with the subspecialty Certificate in Pediatric Surgery and are fully trained in general surgery with two additional years of specialized training for surgery for children.
Divisional members see and evaluate and treat children with malformations present from birth, such as tracheoesophageal fistulae or diaphragmatic hernias as well as a whole host of other anomalies of childhood that are treatable with surgery.
Weekly clinics are held at Stroger to evaluate children for hernia, hydrocele, undescended testis, lump and bumps of all types throughout the body.
Finally, the division provides major support to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and directs the services of the Level I pediatric trauma service which receives the most seriously injured children from the appropriate districts.