Children’s General Surgery
Expert Surgical Care for Your Child
Trusting your child to a surgeon’s care isn’t easy, but it helps when you know they’re in expert hands. Whether it’s surgery for a common condition like appendicitis or hernia, or something complex like a congenital anomaly or a tumor — our highly-skilled pediatric surgeons provide excellent care for kids of all ages.
Children’s general surgery is any surgical procedure that doesn’t involve the bones, brain, or heart. It includes surgeries like gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), scope tests to see abnormal areas of the esophagus (esophagoscopy), spleen removal (splenectomy) and more. Expecting parents can also make prenatal consults with our pediatric surgeons.
A Collaborative, Family-centered Environment
Our general surgeons do whatever it takes to find the right solution for each child. We hold regular meetings with other pediatric specialists to share ideas for patient cases. Whenever needed, we pull other surgical minds into the treatment conversation to find the best outcome.
Through it all, your child’s safety and health are the top priorities. Our surgeons opt for the least invasive procedure and use pediatric laparoscopic techniques whenever possible. In some cases, the right surgery is no surgery, and that’s OK with us.
It’s true that surgery is often scary for children and stressful for parents. Our hospitals in New Jersey cater to families’ needs through the Child Life Program, which includes:
- Safe, fun playrooms for children and their families
- Medical play to ease fears and clarify misconceptions
- Explanation of a diagnosis, and preparation for tests and procedures in words children can understand
- Creative art therapy, music therapy, and pet therapy
- And more
Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
Hackensack Meridian Health Village - Jackson
27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
Why Choose Us for Pediatric General Surgery?
Our board-certified pediatric general surgeons are your partners in your child’s health care. You have a say in every decision. You also have direct access to a team of pediatric general surgeons and specialists who perform more than 1,000 surgeries each year.
When you choose Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health for peds general surgery in New Jersey, you receive:
Dedication to Improving Quality
We take part in The National Surgical Quality Improvement Pediatric Program (NSQIPP). This means our children's hospitals commit to improving surgical outcomes, lowering complication rates, increasing patient safety and providing a better patient experience.
Minimally Invasive Techniques & Technology
Our team includes some of the nation’s leaders in pediatric laparoscopic techniques. Surgeons use robotic surgery with 3D visualization routinely, allowing for smaller incisions and more precise movements.
Seamless Access to Pediatric Care
We're affiliated with the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in the region, and one of only three in the state, where patients can access 200+ pediatric subspecialists. Our children’s hospitals provide seamless access to pediatric intensive care and medical/surgical units, as well as child life services and rehabilitation.
General Surgery Success Stories
What’s it like to have surgery at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health? Learn the answer from some of our smallest, bravest patients:
Our Pediatric General Surgeons
Performing thousands of surgeries each year, our children’s general surgery doctors have trained at some of the nation’s most renowned health care organizations. We join forces with other pediatric specialists in New Jersey to provide a unified plan for every patient.