Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers comprehensive and compassionate pediatric cancer care, including biopsy and removal of solid tumors.
When your child has cancer, you want to find doctors who are experts in children’s cancer care and have access to the most advanced treatment methods available. Johns Hopkins All Children's pediatric surgeons offer state-of-the-art surgical care to even the tiniest pediatric cancer patients.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s
Surgery often plays a critical role in a child’s cancer treatment. Here, your child will benefit from true multidisciplinary surgical care. Our pediatric surgeons collaborate with pediatric oncologists and other specialists to evaluate your child’s unique needs and develop a cohesive, comprehensive and thoughtful approach to their care.
We work closely with specialists in hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant services, radiology, and pathology, and hold regular multidisciplinary meetings to coordinate patient care. Together we provide expert, advanced care for our patients. For example, we work with the hospital’s interventional radiologists to offer procedures that provide precision in locating tumors while using smaller incisions.
We have one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the southeastern United States and are active participants in the national Children’s Oncology Group.
Among the conditions we treat are:
- Wilms tumor
- Germ cell tumors, including sacrococcygeal teratoma, ovarian tumor and mediastinal tumor
- Liver masses, including hepatoblastoma
- Surgical management of lung metastasis (which are cancerous tumors that start somewhere else in the body and spread to the lungs)
We perform surgical procedures to diagnose certain kinds of tumors, including thoracoscopic biopsy, laparoscopic biopsy and resection.
We are also experienced in providing different types of central access. For example, most pediatric cancer patients will require a special central venous access procedure to facilitate chemotherapy and blood sampling. This allows your child to be as comfortable as possible while receiving long-term intravenous care by avoiding the need for frequent “needle pricks.” Our pediatric surgeons do this procedure every day – our experience and depth of expertise has real benefits for your child.
For more information about our General Surgery program at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, give us a call at the phone numbers below. We serve families in the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.