Children’s General Surgery

Children’s General Surgery

We understand that children require different care than adults. That’s why we have highly specialized surgeons who work exclusively with children and who understand their unique needs.  

Our Partnership With Stanford Children’s Health

Through our partnership with Stanford Children’s Health, your child can be treated by a team that includes experts from both John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health. When great minds from two nationally recognized health systems work together, your mind can be put at ease knowing that you are receiving the best possible treatment for your child’s condition.

Conditions and Diseases We Treat

Some of the most common conditions we treat include:

  • Abnormalities of the abdominal wall, such as inguinal hernias
  • Appendicitis and other acute disorders
  • Birth defects of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
  • Obstructive lesions in the upper and lower GI tract
  • Problems with the reproductive and/or urinary systems, such as hydroceles
  • Placement of ports in the veins for providing medication and nutrition

Why Choose Children’s Surgery Through John Muir Health

Our surgeons work exclusively with children, from newborns through teens. We understand that children aren’t just little people—rather they have specific conditions that require care by doctors with highly specialized knowledge and training in surgical procedures for children.

We work together with you and your family to explain the various options and to collaboratively create the right plan for your child. When your child has surgery with us, your family also has the opportunity to work with a Child Life Specialist, a highly trained professional who knows just how to put your child at ease, using language that’s easy to understand. Our Child Life Specialists can also help siblings understand and cope, as well as provide parents with educational resources and support.

How To Schedule A Surgery For Your Child

Talk to your child’s primary doctor about getting a referral.