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General Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Ahn treats a pediatric patients with care as he shows him the operating roomJohns Hopkins pediatric surgery program is known nationally for both its innovative and minimally invasive approaches and its patient- and family-centered philosophy of care.

The specialists in the Division of General Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center understand the special needs of children and are world-renowned for their unique surgical expertise and skills and their research, which is targeted at developing new techniques and medicines that make surgery both safe and effective.

Our expert faculty and staff are committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate family-centered care, conducting innovative medical research, and providing the best training to our surgeons and physicians. Our areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Advanced minimally invasive surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Head/neck, thoracic, abdominal, vascular surgery
  • Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Robotic surgery
  • Transplantation of heart, heart-lung, small bowel, kidney and liver (split liver, living-related, cadaveric)
  • Trauma
  • Thoracic/airway surgery

FAQs: General Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Surgeon-in-Chief David Hackam provides information about general pediatric surgery and when it's time to see a general pediatric surgeon.

Featured Stories

In the Hackam lab (l to r), first row: Dorothy Hallberg, Chhinder Sodhi; 2nd row: Thomas Prindle, David Hackam, Peng Lu; 3rd row: William Fulton, Diego Nino, Hongpeng Jia

An Artificial Intestine for NEC Patients?

Therapy for necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is limited to surgery that leaves patients with insufficient intestine—short bowel syndrome—and at risk of long-term complications.

Pediatric surgeon Sam Alaish

Saving the Child with Short Bowel

Pediatric surgeon Sam Alaish recalls this decade-old case like it happened yesterday. The 2-year-old was in shock and being rushed into the OR for an emergency laparotomy. Opening the abdominal cavity, Alaish found one of the worst cases of intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus, he would ever see.

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