Pediatric Surgery

When your child needs surgery, you can trust UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center for the safest and most effective care. From consultation, inpatient or outpatient surgery, to recovery and follow up, we're here for you and your child. 

Pediatric Surgical Services in Central Massachusetts

Our specially trained staff provides compassionate care for our youngest patients. We provide outpatient surgical procedures for children from birth to age 21 at the Children's Medical Center in Worcester, MA. 

Our services include:

  • Neonatal surgery for congenital anomalies
  • Hernia repair
  • Repair of chest wall deformities
  • Care for gastrointestinal issues with feeding
  • Complete trauma evaluations
  • Excisions of skin lesions
  • Surgical approaches to adolescent  morbid obesity
  • Surgical approaches to inflammatory bowel disease

Children are busy being children, so we do all we can to get them right back to play, school, sports and other activities. Whenever we can, we use minimally invasive surgery for your child's procedure, which often means less pain and a faster recovery. 

We have a full team of pediatric specialists to manage your child's surgery:

  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgeons
  • Ear, nose and throat specialists
  • Pediatric gastroenterologists
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
  • Pediatric urologists
  • Pediatric neurosurgeons

And because the hospital can be an unfamiliar and scary place for kids (and their parents), our outstanding child life specialists are on hand to help kids and parents alike understand all procedures -- what will happen, when and why. Our gentle and caring child life specialists help take the stress out of your child's surgical procedure and hospital stay. 

Pre-surgery tours are offered to help your child understand and become comfortable with what he or she will see, hear and feel on the day of surgery. Learn more.