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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. 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. 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 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 Maryam Gholizadeh is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who performs general and thoracic surgeries on infants, kids and teens at CHOC Children's.
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).
How to refer to pediatric surgery, CHOC Children's, Orange County
Building: CHOC Commerce Tower | 505 S. Main St., Suite 225 | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-364-4050
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.
Dr. Peter Yu, pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, explains the condition pyloric stenosis and the surgical procedure used to correct it.
Dr. Palafox is board certified in general and thoracic surgery and is interested in congenital heart, lung, vascular diseases, robotic and laser technology.
Dr Van Arsdell is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.
When a Child Needs Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), also known as Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
Dr. Joanne Starr, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, explains what to expect when a child is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS).
Dr. Joanne Starr, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses the signs, treatment and long-term outcome of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot.
The CHOC Children’s Heart Institute is committed to safe surgical outcomes and the highest quality of care possible for our patients.
Building: CHOC Commerce Tower | 505 S. Main St. | Suite 200 | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-509-3939
If your child needs heart surgery, don't forget to ask these top questions from CHOC's heart experts
Dr Darbinian is board certified in thoracic surgery and is on staff at CHOC Children's.
Dr Nigro is board certified in thoracic surgery and in congenital cardiac surgery.