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Pediatric General Surgery

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The Pediatric General Surgery team at Holtz Children’s Hospital provides skilled and comprehensive surgical care for children from birth to young adulthood. This division specializes in minimally invasive surgery of newborns, toddlers, and adolescents requiring thoracic, gastrointestinal, colorectal, and oncologic surgical care. The team of seven board-certified University of Miami Miller School of Medicine pediatric surgeons performs a full range of emergency and elective pediatric surgical procedures at Holtz Children’s Hospital, including neonatal procedures in the 126-bed, level 4 NICU and Ryder Trauma Center.

Many times, low risk surgical cases can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing the patient and family to return home the same day.

When circumstances call for pediatric surgery, we understand that choosing a surgeon is one of the most important decisions for parents. At Holtz Children’s Hospital, you’ll find that optimum care, knowledge, experience and access to highly skilled pediatric surgeons is a top priority.

To schedule a consult with one of our pediatric surgeons, please call 305-585-PEDI.

Conditions in Children

Achalasia Neck Abnormalities
Ambiguous Genitalia Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
Appendicitis Neuroblastoma
Annular Pancreas Omphalocele
Anorectal Malformation Pancreas Tumors
Biliary Atresia Pancreas Divisum
Biliary Dyskinesia Pancreatic Cysts
Branchial Cysts, Sinuses and Remnants Pancreatitis
Breast Problems Parathyroid
Chest (Mediastinal) Cysts Parathyroid
Chest Wall Deformities Pectus Excavatum
Choledochal Cyst Pediatric Cancer
Cholecystitis Perirectal Abscess
Cholelithiasis (Gallstones) Pyloric Stenosis
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Rare Cancers
Conjoined Twins Short Bowel Syndrome
Crohn’s Disease Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Cystic Hygroma Solid Chest (Medistinal) Tumors
Cystic Hygroma Spleen Problems
Esophageal Atresia & Tracheoesophageal Fistula Testicular Torsion
Gastroesophageal Reflux Thyroglossal Duct Cysts and Sinuses
Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies & Bezoars Thyroid Cancer
Gastroschisis Thyroiditis
Hepatoblastoma Thyroid Nodules
Hirschsprung's Disease Thyroid Tissue at the Wrong Site (Ectopic)
Hyperinsulinism Torsion of Testicular Appendix
Hyperthyroidism Torticollis
Inguinal Hernia Ulcerative Colitis
Intussusception Umbilical Granuloma/Polyp
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Umbilical Hernia
Lung Lesions Umbilical Infection (omphalitis)
Malrotation and Volvulus Umbilical Problems
Meckel's Diverticulum Undescended Testis
Meconium Ileus Vascular Tumors
Meconium Plug/Small Left Colon Syndrome Wilms' Tumor


Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

Bowel Surgery Lung Cysts and Malformations
Cholecystectomy Pancreatectomy
Choledochal Cyst Pancreas Transplantation
Esophageal Atresia Ovarian Cysts
Fundoplication Undescended Testicles
Gastrostomy Tubes Ladd’s Procedure
Inguinal Hernia Pyloromyotomy
Diaphragmatic Hernia Pectus Excavatum
Intestinal Pull-throughs Tumors
Imperforate Anus  


Meet the Team:

Juan E. Sola, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Ann-Christina Brady, M.D.Assistant Professor of Surgery

Henri R. Ford, M.D.
Dean and Professor of Surgery

Anthony R. Hogan, M.D.Assistant Professor of Surgery

Holly Neville, M.D.Professor of Surgery

Eduardo A. Perez, M.D.Associate Professor of Surgery

Chad Thorson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery