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comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and teens

Dayton Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and teens in an environment that is just right for them.

Our board-certified pediatric surgeons have advanced medical training and extensive experience caring for kids, and they collaborate with other members of the surgical care team to ensure that each child’s unique needs are met. In addition, Dayton Children’s uses pediatric anesthesiologists, the only anesthesiologists in the region trained to safely sedate children of all sizes.

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The surgery clinic welcomes phone calls Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. 937-461-5020.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your visit.

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Sean Barnett, MD, Medical Director

surgery
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Jeffrey Christian, MD

surgery
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Linda Hollen, FNP

plastic surgery, surgery
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Jeffrey Pence, MD

surgery
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David Meagher, MD

surgery
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Arturo Aranda, MD FACS

surgery
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Amy Kosanovich, MS, RN, CPNP-PC

plastic surgery, surgery
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conditions and symptoms we treat

appendicitis

Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) requires immediate medical attention. So it's important to know its symptoms.

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brachial cleft remnants/cysts

A branchial cleft remnant or cyst is a lump that develops in the neck or just below the collarbone. It is a type of birth defect.

burns

Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. We have a dedicated team to provide specialized, compassionate care for children with burns and non-healing wounds.

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gastroschisis

Gastroschisis is a birth defect in which an infant's intestines stick out of the body through a defect on one side of the umbilical cord.

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hernias

Many people are surprised to learn that hernias are fairly common in kids. Babies (especially preemies) can even be born with them.

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Kidney stones (calculi)

Kidney stones are small, solid masses that form in the urinary tract. Kidney stones are caused by the build-up of substances normally found in urine (pee), like salts and calcium.

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neonatal conditions

We treat a variety of neonatal conditions such as hernias, atresia and omphaloceles. For a more comprehensive list of neonatal and fetal conditions we treat please visit www.fetaltonewborn.org.

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tumors

The word tumor simply refers to a mass. These can be cancerous or not. We treat a wide range of tumors.

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undescended testis

Undescended testis, also known as cryptorchidism, is a condition in which one or both of a boy’s testicles (testes) have not moved into their proper place in the scrotum.

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preparing for surgery

Learn what you need to know before surgery

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preparing for your surgery clinic visit

Review what you’ll need before your visit to the surgery clinic

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after surgery care

Prepare for your child’s post-surgery needs

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burn and wound care

Learn about specialized care for wounds and burns

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