Patient Care

Drs. Rice and Sudan performing surgery
In June 2015, Duke surgeons Dr. Henry Rice, Division of Pediatric General Surgery, and Dr. Debra Sudan, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, separated conjoined twins during a 9-hour procedure (Photo credit: Shawn Rocco)

To make an appointment to have us help with your child’s care, call:


Fax: 919-681-8353

Clinical Services

The Duke Division of Pediatric General Surgery provides surgical care for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of general and thoracic disorders in children including congenital malformations, endocrine disorders, tumors, injuries, and various acquired conditions.

Our pediatric general surgeons are skilled at performing advanced surgical techniques on even the smallest patients.

Procedures performed by our pediatric general surgeons include:

Common diagnoses include inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, pyloric stenosis, and appendicitis.

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What to Expect

To help you and your child get ready for a surgery at Duke Children’s, please review our tips for your visit and how to prepare your child.

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient, call 919-681-5077 or fax 919-681-8353.