General Pediatric Surgery
The specialists in the Division of General Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center understand the special needs of children and are world-renowned for their unique surgical expertise and skills and their research, which is targeted at developing new techniques and medicines that make surgery both safe and effective.
Our expert faculty and staff are committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate family-centered care, conducting innovative medical research, and providing the best training to our surgeons and physicians. Our areas of clinical expertise include:
- Advanced minimally invasive surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Endoscopic surgery
- Head/neck, thoracic, abdominal, vascular surgery
- Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
- Oncologic surgery
- Pectus carinatum
- Pectus excavatum
- Robotic surgery
- Transplantation of heart, heart-lung, small bowel, kidney and liver (split liver, living-related, cadaveric)
- Thoracic/airway surgery
Get to know the dedicated specialists providing expert care to your child.
Programs and Centers
Connect to specialty programs and centers of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Pediatric Surgery Research
The Division of General Pediatric Surgery includes a team of researchers expanding what we know about making surgery safe and effective.
Conditions We Treat
FAQs: General Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Surgeon-in-Chief David Hackam provides information about general pediatric surgery and when it's time to see a general pediatric surgeon.
Minimally Invasive Procedures on Children and Infants | Q&A with Mark Slidell
Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatric general surgeon Mark Slidell discusses advancements and technology regarding minimally invasive procedures.
Therapy for necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is limited to surgery that leaves patients with insufficient intestine—short bowel syndrome—and at risk of long-term complications.
Pediatric surgeon Sam Alaish recalls this decade-old case like it happened yesterday. The 2-year-old was in shock and being rushed into the OR for an emergency laparotomy. Opening the abdominal cavity, Alaish found one of the worst cases of intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus, he would ever see.
Pediatric operating suites and family lounges to wait for loved ones in surgery are located on level 4 of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists - Annapolis
820 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists - Bethesda
Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center
6420 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817