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The MUSC Children's Health Surgery team treats children from the newborn stage through late adolescence. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children requires rigorous residency and fellowship training.

We collaborate with pediatric anesthesia, emergency medicine, ICU, gastroenterology and other pediatric subspecialists. We also work closely with specialty nursing staff, physical and occupational therapy, child life experts and other Children’s Hospital resources to allow our team to provide high quality, patient-focused care.

Services We Offer 

  • Bowel management
  • Broviacs and ports
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and robotic surgery
  • Chest wall malformation center (destination program for pectus patients)
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures (thoracoscopy and laparoscopy)
  • Feeding tubes (button and PEG)
  • Level I pediatric trauma center
  • Only pediatric burn service center in South Carolina
  • Reflux surgery (Nissen fundoplication)
  • Telemedicine program available for surgical consults

Surgical Conditions We Treat

  • Appendicitis
  • Burns
  • Chest wall deformities/pectus
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Congenital lesions (hemangiomas and lymphangiomas)
  • Congenital lung lesions
  • Gallstones
  • GYN and ovarian pathology in children
  • Hernias (inguinal and umbilical)
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hydroceles
  • IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Imperforate anus
  • Intestinal atresias
  • Lumps and skin lesions
  • Neck and thyroid lesions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pediatric tumors: Wilms’, sarcomas, neuroblastoma
  • Prenatal consults
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Undescended testis


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135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

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Specialty Care Mount Pleasant

2705 Highway 17
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466


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Specialty Care North Charleston

2750 Dantzler Drive
Unit 102
North Charleston, SC 29406


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Children's Health at Beaufort

1055 Ribaut Road
20 A
Beaufort, SC 29902

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Our Care Team

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Julie Mansfield | Physician Assistant

Jennifer Waterhouse | Nurse Practitioner

Jill Evans, RN | Burn Nurse

Ryan Howard, RN | Burn Nurse

Ashley Sabo, RN | Respiratory Therapy Clinic Nurse

Julie Noel, RN | Respiratory Therapy Clinic Nurse

Kathy Chessman, Pharm D

Julie Caraway | Administrative Support

Josh Dakin | Administrative Support