Pediatric Surgery Golisano Children's Hospital offers some of the finest surgical services for children. The Pediatric Surgery Service is composed of a specialty team that manages surgical problems in infants and children to age 15 years. Caring for an average of approximately 1,100 outpatient visitors annually and performing approximately 2,000 operative procedures a year. The Pediatric Surgery Service at Golisano Children's Hospital is the regional provider for the Upstate and Finger Lakes region of New York extending to the Pennsylvania border. Our division works closely with a variety of programs and services throughout the hospital including Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Gastoenterology, Neonatology, Oncology, Pulmonology, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Emergency Medicine. At the Golisano Children's Hospital we understand that "your child needs surgery" may be some of the most frightening words a parent ever hears. Here, we know that when it comes to surgery, children are not little adults but, need gentle and special care. The pediatric surgery team provides high-quality, compassionate, and family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents. We also help counsel parents who are expecting a baby who has been diagnosed, before birth, with a birth defect that may require surgery. In addition, we offer a Kessler Burn & Trauma Center. William and Mildred Levine Pediatric Surgical Suite Pediatric surgeries take place in the William and Mildred Levine Pediatric Surgical Suite, a facility designed with children's needs and comfort in mind. Conditions We Treat We perform a wide variety of procedures including: Treatment of congenital malformations Abdominal and thoracic surgery Minimally invasive surgery Oncologic surgery Burn and trauma surgery Head and neck surgery Our Team The Pediatric General Surgery team consist of board-certified pediatric surgeons and nurse practitioners. Our surgeons are certified through the American Board of Surgery. Walter Pegoli, Jr., M.D., Chief Christopher A. Gitzelmann, M.D. Derek E. Bell, M.D, Interim Director, Strong Regional Burn Center Theresa Foito, F.N.P. Kathy Rideout, Ed.D., P.N.P.-B.C., F.N.A.P. Marsha Pulhamus, C.P.N.P., C.N.S.N.