Pediatric surgeons treat infants, children, and adolescents with a wide variety of conditions, including congenital malformations (birth defects), traumatic injuries and burns, hernias, solid tumors, fetal conditions, vascular malformations, chest wall deformities, gastroesophageal reflux, severe obesity, and many other specialized problems. Many procedures are being performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques to limit the pain and enhance recovery.
The majority of services provided by the pediatric surgery faculty are performed at Children’s Hospital of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to comprehensive services at the main campus, we provide services at five satellite locations, as well as the University Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. The division chair, Thomas Inge, is also the only pediatric bariatric surgeon in the region, specializing in laparoscopic weight loss surgery for adolescents, and a national leader in study of surgical outcomes for these patients. The division faculty also have a strong commitment to pediatric trauma and critical care.