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General Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Ahn treats a pediatric patients with care as he shows him the operating roomJohns Hopkins pediatric surgery program is known nationally for both its innovative and minimally invasive approaches and its patient- and family-centered philosophy of care.

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)
  • Trauma
  • Thoracic/airway surgery

General Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center | FAQs

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.

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