The board-certified pediatric surgeons at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC and Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Concord, NC provide surgical care for newborns, children, and adolescents. Our pediatric surgeons employ the latest in minimally invasive and one-stage techniques with expertise in neonatal and prenatal care, trauma and pediatric oncology.
Why Choose Pediatric Surgery at Carolinas HealthCare System
- Pediatric surgeons are available 24 hours a day, working closely with the referring physician to ensure a continuum of care
- The most established pediatric surgery program in the Charlotte region
- Dedicated pediatric surgery nurse clinician who serve as a liaison between the physician and the family
- Board certified pediatric anesthesiologists work closely with our pediatric surgeons before, during and after the procedure
- Child Life Specialists are dedicated to the surgical area to help alleviate fears and to promote family-centered care
Conditions Diagnosed and Treated
Congenital birth defects
Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth.
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
Endoscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy
These procedures use medical instruments with cameras and mirrors to allow a thorough investigation of organs in the body. With these procedures, surgeons can perform minimally invasive pediatric surgery and avoid a large incision, minimize post-operative pain, and shorten recovery time compared to an open surgery.
Appendectomy for ruptured appendix
Decortication for empyema
Drainage of liver abscess
Fundoplication (Nissen procedure)
Percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG)
Proctectomy with pull through (Swenson procedure)
Removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes
Pediatric surgery for hernia
A hernia is an opening or weakness in the wall of a muscle, tissue, or membrane that normally holds an organ in place.
Pediatric surgery of the digestive system
The digestive system includes organs that play a part in digestion, such as the liver and pancreas.
Colectomy and colostomy
Correction of malrotation (Ladd procedure)
Closure of gastrocutaneous fistula
Dilation for esophageal atresia
Enterectomy and enterostomy
Esophagogastric fundoplication (Nissen procedure)
Excision of Meckel's diverticulum
Fistulectomy/fistulotomy for anal fistula
Foreign body removal
Incision and drainage of perirectal and perianal abscesses
Portoenterostomy for biliary atresia (Kasai procedure)
Proctectomy with pull-through for congenital megacolon, Hirschprung's disease (Soave type operation)
Reduction of intussusception
Reduction of volvulus
Repair imperforate anus
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) repair
Biopsy and excision of masses, tumors and cysts
Branchial cleft cyst and sinus
Pediatric surgery of the hemic and lymphatic systems
These systems are the secondary defense system for the body after the skin and mucosa.
Drainage or lymph node abscess or lymphadenitis
Excision of cystic hygroma
Excision of lymph nodes
Pediatric surgery for the genitourinary system
Organ system made up of the reproductive organs and the urinary system
Excision of ovarian cyst
Excision of urachal cyst or sinus
Lysis of labial adhesions
Nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
- Ovarian torsion
- Wilms' tumor
Vascular access and catheter insertion
Find more information about pediatric surgery including an overview of surgical services by calling 704-403-2662.