comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and teens
Dayton Children’s Hospital is and American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 Children's Surgery Center that 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. And, our pediatric surgeons provide trauma care and surgery for the children in our community through our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.
"When it comes to your child, any surgery, regardless of how minor it may seem, is a big deal. We take that responsibility very seriously. Our goal is to make the entire experience exceptional by providing wrap-around support and getting your child back to doing what they do best - being a kid." - Daniel Robie, MD, surgeon-in-chief and associate medical officer
conditions we treat
There is no way to prevent appendicitis, but with the right diagnostic tests and antibiotics, most cases are identified and treated without complications.
chest wall malformations
Chest wall malformations are structural abnormalities in the chest. The two most common types are pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum. Our surgery team evaluates and treats both conditions.learn more
Hernias are fairly common in kids. Babies (especially preemies) can even be born with them. There are different types of hernias, and each requires different levels of medical care.