Gastrointestinal surgeons care for conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus all the way to the rectum. They can remove abnormal organs or tissues or repair structural problems that affect how children digest food.
At The University of Miami Health System, our pediatric surgeons are experts in gastrointestinal surgery, using innovative and advanced techniques to improve children’s health. They use a family-centered approach to ensure that children and parents are active members of the care team and can make informed care decisions.
Our surgeons offer surgical treatment for many gastrointestinal disorders, including:
- Gall bladder disease
- Gastrointestinal birth defects
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
- Polypoid diseases
- Ruptured or inflamed appendix
- Ruptured spleen
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class health care for children. Children and their families come from all over the world to receive top-quality care from our compassionate team of pediatric specialists. Your child will receive personalized attention from doctors who are sought out for their expertise.
Research leads to better treatments for your child. Our doctors not only treat patients – we are also closely involved with leading-edge research at one of the nation’s top medical schools, Miller School of Medicine. Through these types of studies, we have access to innovative treatments and procedures, more quickly than other facilities. Our team uses the latest technologies and research findings to provide your child with superior, personalized care.
Recognized for our exceptional care. Many of our pediatric doctors are recognized as America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly — doctors who are nominated by their peers as being the very best in their communities. We have more Top Doctors than any other health system in South Florida. We’re affiliated with Holtz Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States. The hospital is ranked among the nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and nephrology.