Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Program

We provide surgical treatment and care for children of all ages with a range of colorectal conditions.

For children with colorectal conditions – which are conditions that affect the colon or rectum – the team in the Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides advanced, expert care.

Our program serves families in the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond. Through collaborations with Tampa General Hospital and HCA Florida Hospital Brandon, surgeons from our Johns Hopkins All Children’s team also treat patients at these hospitals, so your child can receive the specialized care they need closer to home.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s

An Experienced Team

We treat a high volume of patients with a variety of colorectal disorders, from infants to young adults. We combine our expertise with insights from current research to provide our patients with leading-edge care. We all practice minimally invasive surgical techniques. Learn more about the Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Program team.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

Our pediatric general surgeons work closely with the gastroenterology specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, as well as the radiology and pathology teams to provide our patients with comprehensive care from diagnosis to surgery and follow-up care. As part of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program and in working closely with the Spina Bifida Clinic, our surgeons provide care for children with other complex medical conditions. Our pathology team also works with our Johns Hopkins Medicine colleagues in Baltimore, a relationship that gives our patients access to all of Johns Hopkins’ expertise in Florida and Baltimore.

Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has been verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. Verified centers must meet standards that ensure that children facing surgery receive care under a multidisciplinary program with quality improvement and safety processes, data collection, and appropriate resources provided to them as patients at the hospital. Our experienced team is available 24/7 for patients with urgent or emergent cases.

Support for the Transition to Adult Care

As children reach the age to transition from pediatric to adult care, we work closely with our patients and their families to help their children achieve independence and confidence as they move toward adult-centered care and to be active participants in their health care. The gastroenterology team often continues to provide care for our patients as they enter adulthood.

Conditions We Treat

We provide care for a range of colorectal conditions.

Child and adolescent colorectal conditions:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Neonatal colorectal conditions:

  • Anorectal malformations
  • Hirschsprung’s disease

Other neonatal and pediatric colorectal conditions

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome, a complication of cystic fibrosis
  • Meconium plug syndrome
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Trauma-related bowel issues

Meet Our Team

Our experienced team provides care for children of all ages with colorectal conditions, providing your child with advanced, specialized care.

Learn more about our Pediatric Colorectal Surgery team

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call at the phone number below. You can also complete our online form (selecting Pediatric General Surgery as the appointment type) and our team will reach out to you shortly.