Delivering Options for Optimal Care

The pediatric surgery services at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health are the most comprehensive in the state. With a full range of surgical treatment options available, we offer our patients and families the power of choice. Depending on a patient’s condition and desires, we can provide a range of alternatives and the confidence that you’ve chosen the best possible plan of care for your child.

Our multidisciplinary team of surgical experts from every field, as well as specialists in anesthesia, physical therapy and nursing, work closely with the neurosurgery, trauma, transplant and cardiac teams to deliver coordinated care often not available anywhere  else. Years of experience performing the most complicated surgeries translates to a more comfortable experience for all our patients.

As the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health cares for the most severely injured children and acts as a referral site for hospitals in the surrounding area and beyond. Our surgeons work closely with trauma services and our transport team, using the most innovative technologies to provide your child with the best possible care.

We offer evaluation and treatment for all general surgery, including surgical treatment for:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hernias and hydroceles
  • Undescended testes
  • Intestinal rehabilitation
  • Reflux disease
  • Congenital pulmonary anomalies
  • Thoracic abnormalities
  • Abdominal wall disorders
  • Ovarian and testicular disorders
  • Biliary disorders

Joint evaluation between all our surgical specialists gives all our patients access to multi-specialty capabilities. Our entire surgical staff, nurses, physicians and radiologists work together to formulate a plan that is just right for each patient. We make adjustments to testing based on our extensive knowledge of these disorders in order to get the answers we need with the least amount of radiation exposure or discomfort to the patient.