Surgery on Children and Infants
Howard County General Hospital's new pediatric general surgery service enables children and their families to be treated closer to home for most routine surgeries in children, such as inguinal hernias, minor trauma, appendicitis, gallbladder disease and removal of masses. Our specialists can perform the latest minimally invasive procedures.
|Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Lukish|
In this article, Dr. Jeffrey Lukish, pediatric general surgon, answers questions about common conditions in children, special considerations, and how he reassures concerned parents.
|Appendicitis in Children – Surgical Options|
Dr. Jeffrey Lukish explains how children with appendicitis may present with abdominal pain, and the treatment options for appendicitis, including types of surgery and recovery. Dr. Lukish is a Johns Hopkins pediatric general surgeon at Howard County General Hospital, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery in infants and children.
|Inguinal Hernias in Children|
Dr. Jeffrey Lukish describes that hernias can happen in children, as well as when and how to repair them surgically, using the latest minimally invasive techniques.
|Vomiting in Infants – Pyloric Stenosis|
Dr. Jeffrey Lukish explains how in some cases, continuous vomiting in infants can be a sign of a more serious condition called pyloric stenosis, where the outlet of the stomach becomes swollen and breast milk and food cannot pass. The treatment of this disorder are also described.