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Our surgeons provide advanced care for children in our state-of-the-art surgical unit.
Our pediatric general surgeons bring advanced skills and expertise to treating the most complex conditions affecting children of all ages, from newborns weighing little more than 1 pound to teenagers.
The pediatric general surgeons and nurse practitioners at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone provide the full range of surgical care for conditions that affect the abdomen, lungs, head, neck, and digestive and urinary systems. Your child is also cared for by a pediatric anesthesiologist, who has received advanced training in the care of infants and children. To ease your child’s discomfort and help him or her recovery quickly, we use minimally invasive surgical techniques where possible.
Our Approach to Surgery for Children
Pediatric general surgery is performed at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, where our specialized operating rooms are designed with children in mind and feature the latest surgical technology. Our pediatric nurse practitioners work closely with each family to education you about your child’s condition and treatment, answer questions, and provide follow-up care.
In addition to providing the highest quality surgical care for your child, we are also actively engaged in formal research efforts to improve the care for children. This includes a clinical trial comparing antibiotic therapy with surgery for the treatment of early-stage appendicitis, as well as a study to better understand congenital defects that affect the diaphragm.
Dr. Ginsburg is the William F. and Virginia Connolly Chair of Pediatric Surgery and director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, which he founded in 1980. His surgical experience includes the entire spectrum of pediatric surgery, including abdominal, thoracic, urologic, oncologic, and newborn congenital anomalies.