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Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric SurgeryWelcome to the division of pediatric surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. The division of pediatric surgery includes a team of physicians and healthcare providers that dedicate their professional knowledge to the care of infants and children at the MUSC Children's Hospital. Our staff of surgeons, residents, physician assistants, nurses, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and child life specialists provide expert care and they work in collaboration with the members of the department of pediatrics to ensure optimal care and to promote the research mission of the institution.

Learn more about the division of pediatric surgery's history at MUSC.

Common Conditions

Pediatric SurgeryClinical Services

  • Minimally invasive, laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and robotic pediatric surgery

  • Neonatal surgery including the correction of congenital gastrointestinal and thoracic anomalies

  • Outpatient surgery for treatment of common pediatric surgical problems, such as inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, circumcision, and treatment of undescended testicles

  • Management of Pediatric Trauma and Burns

  • Pediatric surgical oncology

  • Vascular access procedures in children

Training Programs
The division of pediatric surgery is active in the training of general surgery residents at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Research Programs

  • Outcome analysis of Laparoscopic splenectomy in sickle cell disease patients less than 4 years of age (IRB#17993)

  • Management of omental torsion (17986)

  • Review of patients with pectus excavatum & carinatum (17984)

  • Management of children with ruptured appendicitis (17981)

  • Review of the occurrence of volvulus after Ladd's procedure for malrotation (17978)

  • Outcome analysis of children treated for inguinal hernia with laparoscopic technique (18625)


Division Publications

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Contact Us

Division of Pediatric Surgery
96 Jonathan Lucas Street - CSB 417
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843-792-3853
Fax: 843-792-3858
E-mail: shafferj@musc.edu