Based at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, SLUCare pediatric surgeons care for sick and injured children and adolescents from around the St. Louis area and the nation. Our experienced team of experts provides the best possible care in a family-centered, child-friendly environment.
SLUCare pediatric surgeons are specialists in minimally invasive surgery, resulting in smaller scars and faster recovery than with traditional surgery. Some minimally invasive surgeries for children are performed through an incision as small as a keyhole.
In addition, through the SSM Health St. Louis Fetal Care Institute, we are able to perform open and closed procedures on babies in the womb to correct congenital abnormalities.
SLUCare Pediatric Surgical Services Include:
- Abdominal surgery
- Cancer care
- Cardiac and respiratory support (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO) services for infants with respiratory distress
- Fetal surgery
- Level I trauma care
- Neonatal surgery
- Organ transplantation for infants and children with organ failure
- Thoracic surgery
- And more
Areas of Specialty
As part of an academic medical practice, our pediatric surgeons collaborate with physicians in a variety medical fields to offer the best possible care for pediatric patients. Our combined areas of expertise include:
- Ear, nose and throat