I want to share with you that on December 17, 2021, I will be retiring from the practice of Pediatric Surgery.
After 40 years in practice, my wife and I have decided to spend time together and make new memories with our kids and grandkids. In January we will be loading our dog, Cooper, in the car and driving between Memphis and Austin for most of next year.
I am exceedingly grateful for the trust you placed in me for the surgical care of your children. Please know that I will be taking wonderful memories with me – of your babies and children – and of you, their families!
My colleagues at Pediatrix Surgeons of Houston – Dr. Haroon Patel and Dr. Sara Fallon – would be very happy to help with the continuing care of your children. Dr. Patel and Dr. Fallon will continue with my same practice locations and contact phone numbers.
I wish you and your family nothing but the very best in the years to come. Thank you for being such an important part of my life. It has been an honor to take care of your children.
Robert S. Bloss, M.D.
Pediatrix Surgeons of Houston is a child-centered pediatric surgery practice located on The Woman’s Hospital of Texas campus in the Texas Medical Center.
We are proud to provide a coordinated and individualized plan of care for each patient’s unique diagnosis. Our surgeons work together with our hospital partners and additional pediatric subspecialists to provide a multidisciplinary approach from a team offering expertise and experience in providing care for children with common or complex conditions requiring surgery.
We understand receiving news that your child needs surgery can be frightening. Our specialists partner with the patients and their families entrusted to our team, provide exceptional patient care and strive to achieve the best possible outcome. We look forward to the opportunity to care for your child.
Dr. Bloss began practicing pediatric surgery in Houston in 1981. Since that time, he has become one of the most prominent pediatric surgeons in Houston and the United States.
He developed a national reputation as a leader and is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Lilliputian Surgical Society. Dr. Robert Bloss moved his office located at 7900 Fannin to our new office at 7400 Fannin, Suite 700 (7th floor), where he continues to provide exemplary care to his patients—side by side with Dr. Haroon Patel and Dr. Sara Fallon.
Abdominal and Abdominal Wall Surgery:
- Hernia repair – including umbilical, inguinal, incisional/ventral and esophageal
- Surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease
- Congenital defects of the abdominal wall
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Malrotation/Ladd procedure
- Appendicostomy, cecostomy, ACE procedure
- Surgical treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease (Soave pull-through)
- Bowel obstruction
- Intestinal atresias/duodenal atresia
- Pyloric stenosis
- Feeding access (Gastrostomy)
- Choledochal cyst and other biliary disorders (Biliary Atresia, Gallstones)
- Appendicitis surgery
Head and Neck Surgery:
- Frenulectomy (Tongue Tie)
- Branchial cleft anomalies
- Thyroglossal duct cyst
- Lymph node biopsies
- Thyroid nodules
- Lymphatic malformations
- ECMO cannulation and management for acute respiratory failure
Thoracic (Chest & Chest Wall Surgery):
- Pectus excavatum
- Pectus carinatum
- Nuss procedure with cryo intercostal nerve block for long-acting analgesia
- Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
- Breast mass
- Thoracoscopy (VATS) – for diagnosis (biopsy) and therapy (empyema, pneumothorax, lung lesions)
- Surgery of the esophagus, liver, spleen and adrenal glands
Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery:
- Foreign body removal
- Incision and drainage of abscess (I&D)
- Placement and removal of mediports, central venous access
- Removal of lumps and bumps (pilomatrixomas, lipomas, pilonidal cysts)
- Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
- Testicular and ovarian torsion
- Scrotal or inguinal problems, such as undescended testicle and hydrocele/hernia/testicular masses or cysts
- Ovarian cysts
- Penile anomalies (hypospadias, hidden penis, penile torsion, simple circumcision)
- Vesicoureteral reflux treatment
- UPJ obstructions (pyeloplasty)
- Congenital problems (hydronephrosis, posterior urethral valves, ureteroceles)
Birth Defects and Prenatal Counseling:
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
- Congenital lung lesions (CPAMs, sequestrations, lobar emphysema)
- Esophageal atresia
- Imperforate anus (Peña pull-through)
- Intestinal atresia/duodenal atresia
- Neck masses
- Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)
- Tracheoesophageal fistula
Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy:
- Airway and esophageal foreign bodies
- Advanced laparoscopy for abdominal and chest procedures.
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