Pediatric Surgeon - A pediatric surgeon is a physician who has earned an undergraduate degree and completed four years of medical school, five years of residency training in general surgery followed by an additional two years of residency […]
Biliary Dyskinesia - Biliary dyskinesia occurs when the gallbladder has abnormal contractions that cause pain in the right upper part of the abdomen. The pain is usually worse after eating, especially after eating greasy foods.
Fistula-in-ano - Fistula-in-ano is a tunnel that forms between the rectum and the skin of the buttocks, usually after having a perianal abscess. This condition is common in infants and usually causes recurrent infections until the fistula […]
Hydrocele - Hydrocele is fluid around one or both testicles in boys. In many cases hydroceles are normal, but in some cases may indicate an inguinal hernia is present, which should be fixed surgically.
Inguinal Hernia - Inguinal hernia is an opening in the abdominal wall near the groin which causes a bulge from the lower abdomen.
Pectus Excavatum - Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken chest, occurs when the breastbone is sunken in making the chest look concave. A sunken chest can cause problems with breathing that is usually worse during exercise.
Pilonidal Cyst - Pilonidal cyst is a chronically draining area on the tailbone. When hair gets stuck in the cyst, it results in an infection that causes pain over the tailbone. The infection usually has to be treated […]
Umbilical hernia - Umbilical hernia is an opening in the belly button which causes a bulge. Most umbilical hernias go away on their own by the time a child is 3 to 4 years of age. If the […]
Undescended Testicle - Undescended testicle occurs when one or both of the testicles are not present in the sack. The testicle(s) can be stuck in the groin or inside the abdomen.
Computed Tomography (CT) - Computed tomography, also called a CAT scan, uses x-ray and computer equipment to produce cross-sectional images of body tissues and organs. CT imaging is useful because it can show several types of tissue, such as […]
Nuclear Medicine Scan - Nuclear medicine, or scan, uses a small amount of a radioactive substance to produce two or three-dimensional images of body anatomy and function. The diagnostic images produced by a nuclear scan are used to evaluate […]
Physical examination - A physical examination can help physicians with diagnosing problems or conditions and determine additional testing needs.
Ultrasound - Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a method of obtaining diagnostic images from inside the body to help doctors with making diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Ultrasound is painless and does not use radiation, but rather […]
X-ray - X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging, producing diagnostic images of the body that allow doctors to view and assess broken bones or other injuries.
Umbilical Hernia Repair - Umbilical hernia repair is the closing of an umbilical, or belly button, hernia through a small incision in the belly button. This procedure is typically done with sutures alone, but in severe cases may require […]