Photo: 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)
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:
- Thoracic surgery (excluding cardiac operations)
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Gastrointestinal, hepatic, and splenic surgery
- Neonatal surgery
- Oncologic surgery
- Trauma surgery
- Urologic and gynecologic surgery
- Vascular surgery
Common diagnoses include inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, pyloric stenosis, and appendicitis.
For more information, view our patient care services on DukeChildrens.org.
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.
We see patients at our Southpoint location on the second Saturday of each month. Please call for an appointment.
Refer a Patient
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