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William and Mildred Levine Pediatric Surgical Suite
Rochester Golisano Children's Hospital

Part of Strong Memorial Hospital


601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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Monday–Friday 7 a.m.−4:30 p.m.


Golisano Children's Hospital offers some of the finest surgical services for children. Pediatric surgeries take place in the William and Mildred Levine Pediatric Surgical Suite, a facility designed with children's needs and comfort in mind. 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 a Level I Trauma Center and 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.

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.


We provide care for pediatric patients through the age of 15 years. We perform a wide variety of surgical procedures including:

  • Treatment of congenital malformations
  • Abdominal and thoracic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Burn and trauma surgery
  • Head and neck surgery

Additional Information

Video: Geri Sehnert explained to families how they can prepare their child for surgery at Golisano Children's Hospital and what to expect. She detailed her role in helping children through the experience.
Video: What to expect when receiving anesthesia at Golisano Children's Hospital.