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.
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 stanfordchildrens.org
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“We believe it will be possible to extend the principle of newborn screening for genetic disease to many more newborns and children at risk for acquired diseases using the center’s expertise in expanded metabolic profiling,” said Karl Sylvester, MD, associate dean for maternal and child health and co-director of the new center.
RAJI KOPPOLU INDUCTED AS FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING
"Koppolu is the manager of Advanced Practice Professional Development for the Center for Advanced Practice and a pediatric nurse practitioner with the general surgery team at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. Through her nearly 20 years at Stanford Children’s as an experienced pediatric nurse practitioner and leader, she has led the development of strategic programs, which support subspecialty pediatric professional practice through education, service, and advocacy."
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"The study highlights the potential for bias in doctors’ and nurses’ decisions about which injuries should be reported to Child Protective Services, according to the researchers. Medical caregivers are mandated reporters, obligated to report to CPS any situations in which they think children may be victims of abuse. Because caregivers rarely admit to injuring their children, such reports rely in part on providers’ gut feelings, making them susceptible to unconscious, systemic bias."