Pediatric surgery involves the surgery performed on fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. When children have to undergo surgery, it can be just as difficult for the parent as it is for the child. Parents need to prepare for the procedure and know their child is in good hands.
Virtua performs nearly 4,000 pediatric surgeries each year. Virtua's pediatric surgeons diagnose and treat the following disorders:
- Inguinal hernias
- Umbilical hernias
- Undescended testes
To treat these disorders, they perform same-day surgical procedures including:
- Tympanostomy (ear tubes)
Virtua's pediatric surgical team includes pediatric anesthesiologists and specially trained pediatric nurses who know how to assess and minimize children's pain. Learn more about Virtua's anesthesiology services.
Virtua provides pediatrician evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To make children feel at home, Virtua has child-only units with playrooms. In addition, Virtua's hospital rooms are equipped with the GetWellNetwork by which teens can access the Internet and games.
For added assurance, Virtua Voorhees has a pediatric intensive care unit that is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained critical care physicians and pediatric nurses. They have special training to care for children who are recovering from complex surgery.
And finally, Virtua provides Child Life Specialists who help children and their families prepare for surgery.