Patient Care & Services

Patient Care & Services


Our surgeons perform more than 2,000 surgeries per year and care for infants and adolescents with unique surgical problems at Holtz Children’s Center Jackson Memorial Hospital which is one of the busiest and most respected neonatal hospitals in the country. In addition to providing compassionate and family-centered care for infants, children and adolescents, our surgeons also provide counseling to parents with diagnosis of congenital abnormalities before birth that may require surgery. They also perform surgeries at Baptist Children’s Hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and South Miami Hospital.

While our surgeons are well versed in complex surgery, our facilities permit easy and convenient care of more routine outpatient surgeries as well. Our surgical teams are experienced in all aspects of pediatric surgery from inguinal hernias to skin lesions and specializes in minimally invasive procedures, robotic surgery, needlescopic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery, suture less repair gastroschisis and care for newborns and toddlers with unique surgical conditions such as:

  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Complex Congenital Abnormalities
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Intestinal Failure and Bowel Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Congenital Anomalies

    When congenital abnormalities are found, either before or after birth of a child, our dedicated team of surgeons is prepared to provide excellence in repair or reconstruction. Our team routinely handles complex congenital abnormalities such as gastroschisis, omphalocele, intestinal atresias, imperforate anus, diaphragmatic hernia, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations, pulmonary sequestration, esophageal atresia, and tracheoesophageal fistula.

    When an abnormality is suspected, our surgeons provide prenatal consultation and counseling without charge to the expectant parents. This complimentary service provides parents with much needed information regarding their baby’s condition and expected course of therapy.

    Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery

    Whenever possible, minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery is performed for our pediatric patients. Also referred to as keyhole surgery, these procedures use a long, thin laparoscope attached to a video camera that projects images onto a monitor. The advantage of this procedure is that it allows surgeons to perform the entire operation through tiny incisions, often no more than three millimeters in length, by using the images on the monitor as a guide. This results in less trauma to the body, smaller surgical scars, and reduced need for pain medication. Commonly performed laparoscopic procedures include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal and Lung Surgery
  • Fundoplacation
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Ovarian Torsion and Cyst
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Our surgeons are experienced in the care of children with gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, polypoid diseases and congenital abnormalities, such as Hirschsprung’s disease. While not always possible, the majority of our gastrointestinal surgeries can be performed utilizing minimally invasive techniques. Our surgeons are knowledgeable in the care of children and teens with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and are available for consultation and counseling.

    Patient Information

    For an appointment call 305-243-2247.

    Outpatient Office Locations:

    UHealth – Mailman Center for Child Development
    1601 NW 12th Avenue, 1st Floor
    Miami, FL 33136

    UHealth at South Dade
    9380 SW 150th Street, Suite 290-B
    Miami, FL 33176

    Jackson Memorial Hospital
    1611 NW 12 Avenue ACC West Suite 5B
    Miami, Florida 33136

    Most major insurance plans are accepted. Please call our office to verify coverage.