GBMC's Pediatric Surgery practice, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Surgery, offers a full range of general pediatric surgical procedures.
Emphasis is placed on helping patients understand what they will encounter the day of the operation, alleviating fears and making surgery a comfortable experience for both the child and family. They understand the special needs of children and offer the latest minimally invasive treatment options for children from birth through young adult.
The physicians see many appendicitis cases. Symptoms include a persistent stomachache starting around the belly button and migrating to the right side, aling with loss of appetite and sometimes nausea or vomiting. While surgery is recommended, many children heal quickly and can even go home the same day in some cases.