Conditions We Treat

As pediatric surgeons, we specialize in the care of infants, children and adolescents, who require surgery for common conditions identified by their primary care providers. These conditions can often be treated with minimally invasive surgery. These procedures are performed through small incisions instead of one large incision. Children who have had minimally invasive surgery tend to have quicker recovery times and less pain than with conventional surgery.

Hernias
Umbilical, Inguinal
Epigastric Hernias
Other Hernias

Head & Neck Surgery
Thyroglossal Duct
Branchial Cleft Cyst
Thyroid Disease/Surgery

Oncology
Wilms’ Tumor
Neuroblastoma and other adrenal tumors
Pancreatic tumors
Hepatoblastoma and other liver tumors
Soft tissue sarcomas
Thyroid tumors
Thoracic Tumors

Chest Wall Deformities
Pectus Excavatum
Pectus Carinatum

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Crohn’s Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
IBDU

Gastrointestinal Surgery
Appendicitis
Meckel’s Diverticulum
Intestinal (Bowel) Obstruction or Blockage
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Feeding Difficulties

Complex Thoracic Surgery
Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation (CPAM)
Congenital Lobar Emphysema (CLE)
Thoracic cysts and tumors
Thymomas/Myasthenia Gravis
Empyema
Pneumothorax

Neonatal Surgery for Fetal Diagnoses
Gastroschisis
Omphalocele
Congenital Diaphragm Hernia
Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations (CPAM)
Esophageal/intestinal obstruction
Abdominal masses

Liver and Gallbladder Surgery
Liver tumor
Biliary atresia
Choledochal cyst
Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
Biliary dyskinesis (a poorly functioning gallbladder)

Anorectal Malformations
Imperforate anus

Pediatric Trauma
Austin Pediatric Surgery provides trauma care at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. It is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, the highest designation available.

Skin Masses and Infections
Cysts (Dermoid Cyst, Epidermoid Cyst, Pilonidal Cyst)
Lymph node
Pilomatrixoma
Lymphatic malformation
Vascular malformation
Lipoma
Neurofibroma
Pyogenic granuloma
Skin tag
Rare liposarcoma
Skin Infections

Genitourinary
Phimosis (Circumcision)
Undescended Testicle
Hydrocele/Hernia

Gynecology
Ovarian Mass/Cysts
Female Genitalia Disorders

Breast Disorders
Breast Mass or Infection
Gynecomastia