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The pediatric surgeons at Cohen Children’s Medical Center provide the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques available for infants, children and adolescents. No other medical center in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut offers the breadth and scope of pediatric minimally invasive surgery that is available here.

Procedures using minimally invasive surgery include;

  • Laparoscopic (through the abdominal wall):
    • Anti-reflux operations (Nissen Fundoplication)
    • Appendectomy
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Gastrostomy replacement
    • Intestinal resection
    • Nephrectomy (Kidney removal)
    • Ovarian cystectomy
    • Pull-through for Hirschsprungs's disease
    • Pull-through for imperforate anus
    • Pyloromyotomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Inguinal hernia repair
    • Diaphragmatic hernia

 

  • Thoracoscopic (through the chest wall):
    • Decortication and empyema drainage
    • Lung biopsy and lung resection
    • Mediastinal mass removal
    • Pectus exacavatum repair (Nuss procedure)
    • Treatment for pneumothorax
       

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