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. And, our pediatric surgeons provide trauma care and surgery for the children in our community through our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.
Arturo Aranda, MD, FACS, Division Chiefsurgery
Jeffrey Christian, MDsurgery
Jeffrey Pence, MDsurgery
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.
how a webcam bonded a family
When their baby Charlie was in the NICU, Megan and Jake relied heavily on the NICVIEW webcam to see their baby boy when they couldn't be there.learn more
expect the unexpected
Before Westin was even born his parents were making medical plans to care for their son.learn more