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Pediatric Surgeries

    Adenoidectomy- removal of the adenoids. Adenoids are an accumulation of lymph tissue located in the back of the nose. The purpose of an adenoidectomy is to try to increase the airway, reduce the frequency of ear infections or eliminate a source of chronic infection and snoring.

    Circumcision- surgical removal of the skin at the head of the penis.

    Dental Extractions- See Dental

    Dental Restorations- See Dental

    Myringotomy (ear tubes)- A small incision is made in the eardrum and tubes are placed in the ear canal. This is to allow fluid to drain and to ventilate the middle ear.

    Hernia Surgery Hernias are named by their site in the body. Examples are femoral, umbilical, ventral or incisional, and the most common type is inguinal (groin). A hernia is a protrusion of a structure, such as intestine or fat, through a weakened area. Various parts of the abdominal wall can be affected.

    Hydrocele- a collection of fluid in a sac. It is often found in the testicle or spermatic cord.

    Hydrocelectomy- surgical repair of an opening passageway between the abdomen and the scrotum which causes fluid collection around the testicles.

    Hypospadius- surgery to repair a birth defect of the male Repair urination tube (urethra). The normal opening is at the tip of the penis but with hypospadius the opening is on the under- side of the penis.

    Orchiopexy- a surgical procedure where an undescended testicle is brought down into the normal position in the scrotum.

    Strabismus Repair- eye muscle surgery to repair either an inward or outward turning of the eye. It may affect one or both eyes.

    Tonsillectomy- removal of the tonsils. Tonsils are made up of tissue similar to the glands found in the neck, groin and armpits. The purpose of a tonsillectomy is to decrease the amount of infections to the throat or ears. Also, to improve breathing and swallowing.