Advanced Diagnostics and Treatment
Stony Brook offers pediatric surgery on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our inpatient procedures take place at Stony Brook Children's where we have world-class support from physicians and nursing, along with advanced technology. We perform a wide range of diagnostics and treatment of congenital and acquired conditions in infants, children and adolescents, and even before birth. Among our specialties are chest wall reconstruction (Nuss procedure), congenital anomalies, inflammatory bowel disease, fetal surgery, neonatal surgery, pediatric trauma, surgical oncology and vascular malformations.
In addition to having the expertise and support to treat the most complex cases, we also specialize in surgically treating the common "lumps and bumps" of childhood. We feel strongly that even minor procedures—especially in children under age six— should be performed by experienced pediatric specialists in an environment that supports children and families medically, emotionally and socially. Most of our ambulatory pediatric surgical procedures occur at The Stony Brook Ambulatory Surgery Center, which consistently receives some of the highest patient satisfaction ratings in the country.
In addition we provide a clinical environment that supports children and families medically, emotionally and socially through child life professionals, an “ouchless” protocol and parental involvement throughout their child’s care.
Some of the more common pediatric conditions treated surgically at Stony Brook:
- Congenital and acquired pulmonary conditions
- Benign and malignant tumors
- Congenital and acquired disorders
- Cancer surgery
- Hernia repair
- Undescended testes
- Head and neck anomalies
- Skin and soft tissue anomalies
- Anti-reflux surgery
- Endoscopic diagnostics
- Chest wall anomalies (pectus excavatum)
Minimally Invasive Interventions
Stony Brook Children's is the only hospital in Suffolk County that performs minimally invasive surgery on kids of all ages—important because, with the right specialty team in place, less invasive surgery typically results in fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and improved outcomes.
The surgical team uses laparoscopy for abdominal surgeries such as appendectomies and antireflux surgeries, and thoracoscopy for lung surgeries. Minimally invasive surgery employs three to four tiny incisions that generally heal with minimal visible scarring.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center
Phone: (631) 444-9400
Fax: (631) 444-9480