Pediatric Surgery

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital has the area’s most board-certified pediatric surgeons with training in minimally invasive techniques. They provide surgical care to newborns, children, teens and young adults in the Children’s Hospital and in our outpatient J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center.

The pediatric surgical team at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital works closely with other pediatric providers and staff to provide care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Children’s Hospital. They offer advanced surgical techniques including minimally invasive procedures for common pediatric surgical conditions. The result is a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, less pain and less scarring.

In both Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Surgery Center, surgeons work closely with the pediatric anesthesia and sedation team.

Pediatric surgery subspecialties

You don’t have to travel far to receive leading-edge surgical care for children. Our pediatric surgeons provide care for both common and uncommon conditions.

General pediatric surgery

General surgeons provide care for conditions such as appendicitis or abdominal surgery for acid reflux. We also support cancer doctors by placing ports to deliver chemotherapy. Learn more about general pediatric surgery.

Pediatric urology

We offer surgical care for bladder defects, undescended testicles or tumors. Learn more about pediatric urology.

Pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

Also known as pediatric otolaryngology, we offer tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils), ear tubes, cochlear hearing implants and surgery for head or neck tumors. Learn more about pediatric ear, nose and throat.

Pediatric orthopedics

Our surgeons treat limb deformities like club foot, spine deformities like scoliosis, infections of the bone, hip dysplasia and broken bones. Learn more about pediatric orthopedics.

Pediatric neurosurgery

We provide surgical care for spina bifida and scoliosis, epilepsy and seizures, as well as brain or spinal column tumors. Learn more about pediatric neurosurgery.

Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery

Our plastic surgeons correct burn injuries, cleft lip and cleft palate, and perform other soft tissue reconstruction. Learn more about pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Outpatient pediatric surgery in a center designed just for kids and their parents

Many procedures can be performed at the J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center. This outpatient center is dedicated to children’s surgery needs. Using distractions like iPads® and administering anesthesia in the form of “silly juice,” we make surgery a little less scary for kids – and for parents. You and other family members can relax in a private waiting room knowing you’ll be alerted as soon as your child’s procedure is complete.

Anesthesia and sedation team support pediatric surgeons

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital has the area’s only team of pediatric anesthesiologists. They deliver medicines that safely relieve pain for newborns to teens – before, during and after surgery. They support doctors in the Children’s hospital and in the Children’s Surgery Center. In other settings, including radiology and the Regional Burn Center, they provide sedation services to help ease kids’ anxiety during procedures.

Child-life program

Certified child-life specialists help kids cope with a visit to the hospital. They are experts in child development, and they partner with doctors, nurses, social workers and other members of your care team to meet the unique needs of your child and your family. 

The child-life program at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is the only one in the area where child-life specialists help children receiving medical treatment by offering opportunities for stress relief and relaxation, as well as distractions to make procedures easier.

Outpatient children’s surgery

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital’s colorful outpatient surgery center is designed just for kids and their families.

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Minimally invasive procedures

We offer a minimally invasive approach for common conditions needing pediatric surgery.

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