Pediatric surgery in Chicagoland | Ascension
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Pediatric surgery in greater Chicagoland

Pediatric surgeons at Ascension Illinois deliver surgical care for infants, children and teens.

When surgery is recommended as part of your child’s care plan, our pediatric surgeons deliver outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgery. Pediatric surgeons at Ascension Illinois start by listening to better understand you and your child. Then, we work with you and your child’s doctor to create a surgery care plan that’s right for your child.

We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before surgery and how to care for your child after surgery.


Surgery care, just for kids

Your child’s pediatric surgical care team may include pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, child life specialists and more. Whenever possible, we use image-guided technology and minimally invasive surgery to help reduce pain and shorten your child’s recovery time.

Pediatric surgeons specialize in many procedures, including:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hydrocele (scrotum surgery)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures
  • Lung biopsy and lung resection
  • Procedures to correct a congenital malformation
  • Splenectomy (spleen surgery)
  • Tumor removal
  • Other surgical procedures

At Ascension Illinois, we provide an integrated network of pediatric specialty care. Your child’s surgeon is part of a multispecialty surgical care team that specializes in craniofacial, orthopedic, digestive, brain and spine, and urologic treatments. If your child needs additional care after surgery, we can connect your family with pediatric specialists, rehabilitation and more.

Get a second opinion from a pediatric surgeon

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s surgeon and care plan are right for your child and family. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Illinois. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with a pediatric surgeon about a personalized care plan for your child.

When your child needs surgery, there’s a lot to think about. Our team of highly experienced pediatric surgeons can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your child’s appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


Refer a patient to a pediatric surgeon

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our surgeons connect with them. Our pediatric surgeons start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 844-366-0619.