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

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

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

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