Pediatric General Surgery

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Surgery for children at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is offered by a highly-trained, expert team of surgical professionals who specialize in the diseases and conditions affecting young people. Our general surgeons work exclusively with infants, children and adolescents and understand their unique needs.

Minimally invasive and scarless surgeries. That’s how we make our mark.

We understand that children aren’t simply small people who suffer from the same diseases adults do and respond to the same surgical solutions.

Rather, children have specific illnesses and require care by people with specialized knowledge and training in surgical treatment for children.

Our pediatric general surgery team takes a compassionate, family-centered approach to care. Our team cares for each child in collaboration with other health care professionals, the child and the family.  We believe this team approach leads to the best outcomes for the children we treat.

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About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As a top-ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Stanford Children’s Health, providing specialty care to general pediatrics, can be accessed through more than 60 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As the pediatric and obstetric teaching hospital for the world-renowned Stanford University School of Medicine, we're cultivating the next generation of medical professionals and are at the forefront of scientific research to improve children’s health outcomes around the world. We are a non-profit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing needed medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at

The Bay Area's Top Doctors of 2018

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