Choose a Pediatric Surgeon for Your Child’s Care

Pediatric surgeons are certified in both general and pediatric surgery and must pass certifications for both before practicing. Education and training needed to become a pediatric surgeon takes many years after medical school and are one of the longest training programs for surgeons. Pediatric surgeons train for an additional seven years after medical school. Pediatric surgeons have the greatest expertise in dealing with children’s surgical needs.


Chest Wall Deformities

Other Conditions

  • Biliary: cholelithiasis, biliary dyskinesia, choledochal cyst
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Gastrointestinal: appendicitis, intussusception, pyloric stenosis, malrotation, congenital anomalies of the GI tract from esophagus to anus, Gastroesophageal reflux, ingestion of foreign bodies (coins, batteries)
  • Genitourinary:  circumcision (including neonatal), undescended testes, testicular or scrotal masses, testicular torsion, ovarian torsion
  • Head and neck: dermoid cyst of the face or scalp, neck cysts (branchial cleft, thyroglossal duct), lymphadenopathy
  • Other Congenital: Hirschsprung disease, anorectal & cloaca malformations, cystic lung lesions, esophageal atresia, trachea-esophageal fistula, diaphragmatic hernia, gastroschisis, omphalocele, intestinal atresia, lymphatic malformation; prenatal consults
  • Subcutaneous masses
  • Thoracic and abdominal tumors
  • Trauma
  • Tumors: kidney (Wilms), neuroblastoma, hepatic tumors/cysts, ovarian masses, abdominal and pelvic masses, lung and mediastinal masses

Other Treatments

Meet the Team

Expert care is provided in Little Rock and Springdale by a skilled team of pediatric surgeons. In addition to the pediatric surgeon, the care team consists of a number of dedicated professionals that will help care for your child. Each member of the team has special training in pediatrics--whether they’re the surgeon, radiologist, nurse or anesthesiologist. 


Mother Relies on Patient Education/Training During Her Son's Feeding Tube (G-Tube) Emergency

Returning home and caring for your child after a procedure or stay in the hospital can be scary. After returning home from getting Kai's feeding tube (G-tube) placed, his mother Megan also became his nurse. She would need to rely on the training she received from Arkansas Children's one night in an emergency.

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