General Surgery

Clinical Care + Services

The unique resources at Tufts Children's allow us to easily team up with physicians in other departments to provide coordinated care for your child.

A specialized team to care for your child

Our active Pediatric Gastroenterology Department works closely with us to manage diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis), motility disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We have also collaborated in pioneering the use of laparoscopy with endoscopy for the placement of feeding tubes (LAPEG) and cecostomy tubes (LAPEC), in order to improve the safety and speed of tube insertion.

Neonates with congenital problems or acquired diseases of the newborn are cared for jointly with the Neonatology team.  Children with hematologic malignancies (such as leukemia) and solid tumors (such as neuroblastoma or Wilm’s tumor) are followed closely by our Hematology-Oncology department before, during and after surgery.

As a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Tufts Children's provides care for children with a range of small to severe injuries. Led by highly skilled pediatric surgeons, the multidisciplinary trauma team ensures the highest level of care for any child who is the victim of trauma.

Support from the Kiwanis Foundation of New England has allowed us to maintain the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute, a part of the division of Pediatric Surgery, since 1981.  Through the Institute, innovative research of trauma-related diseases, such as closed-head injury and tissue engineering is being conducted.  We are also able to offer KPTI-sponsored injury prevention programs throughout the region, reaching tens of thousands of children and their families annually.

While your child is in our care, we work hard to make sure that he or she feels comfortable and at home. Our Child Life specialists help children understand why they are having surgery and ease some of their fears.

To make an appointment with one of pediatric surgeons, please call 617-636-5025.