General and Thoracic Surgery Clinical Services
General and Thoracic Surgery Clinical Services

Services Offered

Including, but not limited to the following

  • Airway and gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Fetal care
  • Gastrointestinal and abdominal surgery
  • Minimally invasive services
  • Non-cardiac thoracic surgery
  • Prenatal and neonatal surgical care
  • Transplantation (liver, kidney, small bowel)
  • Trauma (Level 1) and burn care
  • Surgical care of chest with deformity

Commonly Treated Conditions

General Conditions

  • Appendicitis
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Empyema and lung infections
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Esophageal and airway foreign bodies
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflex disease
  • Hydrocele
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Intussusception
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Obesity (morbid clinically severe obesity)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Portal hypertension
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Short-bowel syndrome
  • Skin lesions requiring surgery
  • Umbilical hernia
Congenital Conditions
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Conditions in males
    • Cutaneous (perineal) fistula
    • Imperforate anus without fistula
    • Perineal fistula
    • Rectal atresia and stenosis
    • Rectobladder neck fistula
    • Rectourethral bulbar fistula
    • Rectourethral prostatic fistula
  • Conditions in females
    • Cutaneous (perineal) fistula
    • Imperforate anus without fistula
    • Persistent cioaca
    • Rectal atresia and stenosis
    • Vaginal fistula
    • Vestibular fistula
    • Rectourethral prostatic fistula
  • Biliary atresia
  • Branchial cleft and arch anomalies
  • Bronchogenic cysts
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Congenital lobar emphysema
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernias and other related diaphragmatic anomalies
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Intestinal atresia and stenosis
  • Intestinal malrotation and volvulus
  • Omphalocele
  • Pentalogy of Cantrell
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts and sinuses
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia
  • Undescended testis
  • Commonly treated trauma conditions, such as:
    • Head injuries
    • Solid organ injuries
  • Hepatic tumors
    • Hepatoblastoma
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ovarian tumors and cysts
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Teratomas
  • Wilms tumors
Vascular Lesions
  • Hemagiomas
  • Vascular malformations, including:
    • Capillary malformations (port wine stain)
    • Venous malformations
    • Arteriovenous malformations
    • Lymphatic malformations
    • Combined vascular malformations
  • Syndromes associated with vascular lesions
    • Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon
    • Sturge-Weber syndrome
    • Kilppel-Trénaunay syndrome
    • Maffucci's syndrome
    • Proteus syndrome
    • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome)
    • Ataxia-telanglectasia (Louis-Bar's syndrome)
    • Lymphangiectasias
  • Lymphedema
  • Other inherited vascular lesions

Pediatric Anesthesia at Children's Mercy

At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure. We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes. During the procedure, your anesthesiologist will carefully monitor your child’s heartbeat, blood pressure and breathing. Afterwards, your anesthesiologist will make sure your child wakes up as comfortably as possible and continue to help with pain control. Learn more about pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Mercy.

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