Surgery

Surgery

Surgery with exceptional teamwork

Both of our children’s hospitals are proud participants of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Pediatric Program (ACS NSQIP® Peds). This is a collaboration of the American College of Surgeons and the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Participating hospitals collect data and compare surgical outcomes. The ACS NSQIP Peds allows us to:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement
  • Participate in the first national database of surgical outcomes in all specialties of children’s surgery
  • Collect clinical outcomes data specific to children’s surgery
  • Use data to improve care in children’s surgery

Taking the least invasive approach possible

Our team includes some of the nation’s leaders in pediatric laparoscopic techniques. Our unique combination of experience and cutting-edge technology means our littlest patients receive the most appropriate operation – with smaller incisions, minimal scars and faster healing. We champion a transparent and open dialogue with parents and referring physicians. Sometimes, the right surgery is no surgery, and that’s okay with us.
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-2921
Fax: 551-996-4499

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Hope Tower, 19 Davis Ave, 4th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753
732-935-0407
Fax: 732-935-0757

Surgical procedures performed:
  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Biopsies
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Choledochal cyst removal (removal of bile duct cysts)
  • Device implantation
  • Medication delivery devices
  • Port implants
  • Esophagoscopy (scope test to identify abnormal areas of the esophagus)
  • Fundoplication in children with gastroesophageal reflux (corrects GE reflux)
  • Gastrostomy tubes (G-tube – brings nutrition to the stomach)
  • Hernia repair (ventral, inguinal, umbilical and epigastric)
  • Colectomy and J pouch
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Meckel’s resection (removal of pouch in lining of small intestine)
  • Minimally invasive lung resection
  • Nevus excisions
  • Pyloric stenosis repair (enlarged muscle in the small intestines)
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive key-hole surgery)
  • Thoracoscopy/VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery)

Conditions Treated

Chest and abdomen
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary atresia (narrowing of bile ducts of the liver)
  • Bowel atresia (narrowing of bowel)
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder due to blockage, such as gallstones)
  • Esophageal atresia (narrowing of esophagus)
  • Gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the intestine due to a virus, bacteria, or parasites)
  • Intestinal atresia (narrowing of small intestines)
  • Intestinal duplications (cysts in the intestinal tract)
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Meckel’s diverticulum (bulge in the lower part of the small intestine from leftover umbilical cord)
  • Pectus deformities, including sunken chest and pigeon chest
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, usually due to bacterial infection)
  • Ulcers
Colorectal
  • Anorectal malformation
  • Chronic constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Peri-anal abscess and fistula (abscess or infection in the glands of the anus)
  • Prolapsed rectum
Congenital birth defects
  • Atresia (abnormal narrowing within the body)
  • Carinatum-nuss-thoracoscopic (sunken, or funnel, chest)
  • Cystic lung lesion/solid tumor
  • Gastroschisis/omphalocele (born with intestines outside of the body)
  • Imperforated anus
  • Intestinal duplication
  • Pectus excavatum (ribs and sternum grow caved in)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea)
Oncology Tumors
  • Breast mass or cyst
  • Gastric tumor
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Intestinal duplication cyst
  • Ovarian cyst or tumor
  • Lipoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Wilms tumor
Urology
  • Circumcision
  • Torsion of testes
  • Undescended testes
  • Urachal remnant
Miscellaneous:
  • Abscess
  • Arterial-vascular malformation
  • Burns
  • Pilonidal cyst treatment
  • Nail infection

In addition to general surgery, our children’s hospitals host highly specialized surgical procedures in:

Our multidisciplinary surgical and medical teams provide a unified plan for the family and pediatrician. This helps eliminate confusion that can arise when treatment plans are offered by multiple independent specialists.

Our Family-centered, team approach

Family-centered care is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Each surgery plan focuses on the aspects of your child’s condition that are the greatest concern. Our team involves experienced pediatric professionals, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists, pathologists, social workers, child life specialists and more.

Our Doctors

Our team includes some of the nation’s leaders in pediatric laparoscopic techniques. Our unique combination of experience and cutting-edge technology means our littlest patients receive the most appropriate operation – with smaller incisions, minimal scars and faster healing.

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