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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:

Common Illnesses

  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum)
  • Extra digits
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Neck masses (lymphadenopathy and branchial cleft cyst)
  • Pilonidal cysts
  • Tongue tie
  • Umbilical granulomas
  • Undescended testicles 
  • Vascular malformations (hemangiomas)

Malignant and Benign Tumors

  • Benign Tumors
  • Breast masses
  • Hepatoblastoma 
  • Neuroblastoma 
  • Ovarian masses
  • Sarcomas
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Splenic cysts
  • Teratomas
  • Wilms tumor

Birth Defects

  • Anorectal malformations
  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Lung masses

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
Loop Road
Stony Brook
Phone: (631) 444-9400
Fax: (631) 444-9480

Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams