Services and Treatments

Common procedures at Covenant Pediatric Surgery include the treatment of:

  • Hemangioma, the most common type of birthmark. It is a benign tumor of cells that normally line the blood vessels. These cells multiply at an abnormally rapid rate.
  • Gastroschisis, an opening in the abdominal wall through which the internal organs push outside of the baby's body. During fetal development the abdominal wall fails to close properly, thus leaving an opening. Once the baby is delivered, surgery is performed to place the intestines back in the abdomen.
  • Umbilical hernias, when the muscle through which blood vessels pass to feed the developing fetus doesn't close completely and part of the intestine protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles.
  • Undescended testicles, when one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum prior to birth. Testicles that do not descend by one year of age should be carefully evaluated. Surgery should be done by this age to confirm diagnosis and to lessen the likelihood of permanent testicular damage.

Additional services and treatments include:

  • Rigid esophagoscopy with foreign body removal
  • Rigid bronchoscopy with foreign body removal
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Intestinal malrotation
  • Flexible EGD
  • Flexible colonoscopy
  • Caustic ingestion
  • Head and neck issues
  • Appendicitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Empyema