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Having surgery at any age can be concerning, but it can be especially scary for children. At WakeMed, we specialize in caring for children of all ages.

Coordinated Care for Your Child

Working together every step of the way, our nurses, child life specialists and specialty physicians integrate their skills to provide the most customized care for our youngest patients.

Also, our pool of highly qualified pediatric surgeons and community doctors are handpicked for each procedure to ensure your child receives coordinated care facilitated by the best trained specialists in the country.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our child-friendly facilities are enhanced with bright murals to create a cheerful atmosphere and are stocked with groundbreaking technology, so your child receives the highest level of care available.

Additionally, WakeMed Children’s Hospital is proud to be the only pediatric inpatient care provider in Wake County, caring for thousands of babies and children each year, making us uniquely qualified to perform even the most difficult pediatric procedures in the area.

Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Our board-certified surgeons are some of the country’s best trained physicians. They know how to provide the least invasive procedures that will result in reduced pain, quicker recovery, faster discharge from the hospital and a more rapid return to school and normal activities. Many children are able to return to full unrestricted activity in as little as one to two weeks.

Long-Standing History in Performing Pediatric Surgeries

Our surgeons routinely perform straight forward and more complex laparoscopic operations on children, including:

Award-Winning Chest Wall Deformity Center Among the Best in the World

WakeMed is also home to a Chest Wall Deformity Center. Our surgeons perform two different chest wall reconstruction procedures:

  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pectus Carinatum

These procedures can correct the following conditions:

  • Acquired Jeune’s Syndrome
  • Congenital Rib Anomalies
  • Gynecomastia
  • Poland’s Syndrome
  • Slipping Rib Syndrome

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