The Department of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children's is one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States, with 16 surgeons performing more than 5,000 cases each year. Our team cares for infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions, including major congenital anomalies, traumatic and thermal injuries and tumors.
Our surgeons have the experience and expertise to provide the best care for each patient — from the smallest infant to the most complex cases. When minimally invasive surgery is possible, our surgeons provide advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic and thoracoscopic options, as well as robot-assisted alternatives. Our Robot-Assisted Surgery Program is one of the most advanced in the nation, and offers extensive training to fellows and other surgeons in robot-assisted techniques.
Through our educational programs — Pediatric Surgery Residency, Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Fellowship — we are training the surgeon-scientists of the future. Our Pediatric Surgery Residency is one of the oldest and most established residencies of its kind. Our Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship is one of only a few pediatric minimally invasive surgery fellowships in the United States.
Our trainees are given opportunities to conduct research alongside mentors who are leaders in the field. In 2015, Nationwide Children's ranked sixth nationally in National Institutes of Health-funding among pediatric hospitals. From tissue engineering research to treating appendicitis without surgery; from reversing liver fibrosis to solving the puzzle of intestinal diseases including necrotizing enterocolitis and short bowel syndrome, our work is changing outcomes for patients and their families.
Collaboration and providing comprehensive, coordinated care are cornerstones of our work in pediatric surgery at Nationwide Children’s. For our most complex patients that require care from multiple subspecialties, we team up with experts from across the hospital. Our programs and centers include: adolescent bariatric surgery, Burn Program, chest wall deformities, Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, neonatal surgery and surgical oncology.