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When a child needs a surgery, that child’s needs are very different than those of an adult patient. Our nationally recognized surgeons perform the latest procedures, using equipment that is customized to pediatric patients all the way from newborns to young adults.
CHOC Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery provides expert treatment for all conditions needing general surgery, in a pediatric setting and with 24/7 access to specially trained surgeons.
Dr. Gibbs is a pediatric surgeon, also serving as director of trauma services at CHOC Children’s and division chief of pediatric surgery.
Dr. Mustafa Kabeer is a board-certified pediatric surgeon at CHOC Children's, performing all types of general surgery and specializing in pectus excavatum (sunken chest), lung resection, hernia and robotic surgery.
Dr. Saeed Awan is a board certified pediatric general and thoracic surgeon who treats children and teens at CHOC Children's in Orange County.
Dr. Yigit Guner is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who performs general and thoracic surgeries on infants, kids and teens at CHOC Children's.
Dr. Troy Reyna is a board-certified pediatric surgeon at CHOC Children's, specializing in pectus excavatum, hernias and hyperhidrosis.
Dr. Peter Yu is a board-certified pediatric surgeon at CHOC Children's, performing all types of general surgery and specializing in neonatal surgery, perinatal counseling, pediatric laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery.
Dr Maryam Gholizadeh is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who performs general and thoracic surgeries on infants, kids and teens at CHOC Children's.
Dr. Kabeer, CHOC pediatric surgeon, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of gallstones.
Dr. Peter Yu, pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, explains the condition pyloric stenosis and the surgical procedure used to correct it.
Dr. Mustafa Kabeer explains how surgery is performed on a newborn baby, and the special care they receive in the Surgical NICU.
Dr Starr is board certified in general and thoracic surgery with research interests in hybrid congenital heart surgery and myocardial protection.
Dr Gates is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. He serves as director at the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute.
Dr. Joseph C. Carmichael is board-certified in general, colon and rectal surgery and treats kids and adolescents at CHOC Children's.
Dr. Yu, CHOC pediatric surgeon, discusses causes, diagnosis and treatment for congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM).
CHOC is the only hospital in Orange County to provide advanced heart surgery for children, and newborn and pediatric open-heart surgery on infants weighing as little at 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds 1 ounce).
If your baby has been diagnosed with a condition, we provide expert counseling on what to expect and the treatment your baby will receive after birth.
How to refer to pediatric surgery, CHOC Children's, Orange County
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To prepare your child for surgery parents should understand and work through their concerns, because if the parents are scared, the child will be scared.
In the newborn population, there are many heart conditions that may need surgery. Many of these heart surgeries are new at least in the past 10 to 20 years.
Grand Rounds Speaker: Saeed Awan, MD, Pediatric Surgery, CHOC Children’s Specialists
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs discusses tips for minimizing scarring after surgery.
Dr. Vinh T. Lam is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who is on medical staff at CHOC Children's.