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Surgery (General and Thoracic)

Your Surgery Solutions, from Simple to Complex

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Chronic ear infections? A hernia? Intestinal problems? If your child experiences any of these conditions, we’ve got you covered. Pediatric surgeons at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital are here to help. In addition, our pediatric surgeons can treat other conditions, from the simple to the complex, including tumors and chest deformities.

We provide multiple services in one convenient location and provide parents and kids access to Minnesota’s only children’s hospital that’s part of an academic health center. The hospital is also home to one of the nation’s top 20 pediatric research programs.

Your child’s surgeon has completed specialized pediatric surgical training and will use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. This approach helps your child return to your family life with less pain, faster recovery, and fewer complications.

We’re ready for you. Request an appointment online now, and receive confirmation within one business day.

We provide surgical care for infants, children, and young adults:

  • General and thoracic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Laparoscopic
    • Thoracoscopic
    • Robotic
  • Prenatal consultations

Our surgical care team

Pediatric Surgery

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Locations by city:

Burnsville

Maple Grove

Minneapolis

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

A selection of patient success stories

Meet Spenser and Connor
High-school swimmer Spenser noticed changes in his ability to breathe and compete in sports. Kristi, his mom, remembers talking with another parent at swim practice and hearing the phrase pectus excavatum. Kristi researched online to find that surgeons at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital are national leaders in chest wall repairs. Spenser was diagnosed with pectus excavatum, a deep indentation in the chest, and chose the Leonard procedure, developed at the University of Minnesota, to correct his defect. “The general surgery team at the children’s hospital was great to work with. They took time to teach us about the different treatment options available. Spenser chose the procedure that worked best for him, which was very empowering,” says Kristi.

Two years later, younger brother Connor was diagnosed with the same condition. Connor was on the wrestling team and began having difficulties keeping up with his teammates. Connor chose to undergo the Nuss procedure to correct his chest defect. “The difference in my breathing is amazing. I’m looking forward to competing in my first wrestling match this season,” says Connor.

Meet Layton
When three-week-old Layton began spitting up more than usual, his parents, Krista and Mark, knew that something was wrong. “After changing Layton’s clothes many times a day, we decided it was time to take him to the doctor,” Krista says.

Krista took Layton to Fairview Lakes Medical Center, where physicians diagnosed him with pyloric stenosis, a stomach condition that prevents food from entering the small intestine. Physicians at the clinic rushed Layton to University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.

The next day, Robert Acton, MD, a pediatric surgeon, performed Layton’s non-invasive surgery. “It was very scary to have our son go through surgery at such a young age,” says Mark. “But we knew that Layton was in good hands and that made a world of a difference.”
 
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