Our services

Novant Health Pediatric Surgery – New Hanover offers general and thoracic surgery services to babies, children and adolescents. Whether your child needs surgery to address an acute concern or a chronic condition, we want you to be comfortable with your child’s treatment. Our providers are wholly devoted to pediatric patients before, during and after surgery. When you choose our clinic, you get a team of pediatric specialists devoted to achieving the best outcome for your child.

We offer traditional and minimally invasive surgery options to address conditions including:

  • Appendicitis
  • Hernia
  • Pyloric stenosis (a condition in infants that prevents food from entering the small intestine)
  • Gallbladder disease (inflammation, infection, blockage or stones of the gallbladder)
  • Chest wall deformities (including pectus excavatum and carinatum)
  • Lung infections (empyema)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Intussusception (a condition in which part of the intestine goes into another part of the intestine, which can block fluids or food from passing through)
  • Meckel’s diverticulum (a congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract)

Our providers regularly treat congenital (present at birth) conditions of the chest and abdomen, often just after birth in the neonatal intensive care unit. Some of these conditions are:

  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea)
  • Abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis and omphalocele)
  • Intestinal atresias (a frequent cause of bowel obstructions)
  • Imperforate anus (a condition in which the opening to the anus is missing or blocked)
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (a condition in which intestinal tissue becomes inflamed, causing it to die)

Additional services

Our team is available for prenatal consultations for expectant parents who have been told, prior to birth, their baby will have a birth defect that will need to be addressed by surgery. The providers will work with you to explore treatment options and understand what to expect.