Pediatric Surgery

University Surgical Associates’ pediatric surgeons in Chattanooga provide expert general surgery services for children. Our surgeons specialize in surgical treatments for appendicitis, gallbladder disease, as well as subspecialty cases such as congenital deformities, newborn surgery, urologic reconstructive surgery, chest wall reconstruction, surgical treatments for childhood cancers, and minimally-invasive surgery for a wide range of pediatric conditions.

Specially trained to provide pediatric surgical care for neonates, infants, adolescents, and teenagers, University Surgical Associates’ surgeons are involved every step of the way. From diagnosis and preoperative preparation, to the operative and post-operative management of surgical problems, we are here to provide the best pediatric surgical services in Chattanooga and the surrounding areas.

The pediatric surgeons at Universal Surgical Associates specialize in surgery for infants, adolescents, and teens, and manage trauma in children at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, a designated comprehensive regional pediatric center, which is the highest level of certification for pediatric care. Injured children present a special challenge and the comprehensive care provided at our facility affords the best care for injured children in the Chattanooga area. Understanding the special needs of children who require surgical care is what defines Universal Surgical Associates’ pediatric surgeons.

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Common Surgeries and Surgically-Treated Diseases We Handle

ABDOMINAL SURGERY

Anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
Appendectomy
Biliary atresia
Choledochal cyst
Feeding tubes (gastrostomy)
Gallbladder (biliary dyskinesia/gallstones)
Hernia/hydrocele
Hirschsprung’s Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intussusception
Malone Antegrade Continence Enema
Malrotation
Pyloric stenosis
Splenectomy 

CHEST SURGERY

Achalasia
Bronchoscopy for foreign body
Chest and mediastinal tumors
Congenital lung anomalies
Esophagoscopy for foreign body
Lung biopsy and resection
Patent ductus arteriosus
Pectus carinatum (including bracing)
Pectus excavatum

EMERGENCY SURGERY & TRAUMA

Complex lacerations
Genital/perineal injury
Major trauma protocols

ENDOCRINE

Adrenal tumors
Central precocious puberty implantation (Supprelin)
Thyroid tumors 

GYNECOLOGY

Breast mass
Hydrometrocolpos
Imperforate hymen
Ovarian tumor
Ovarian torsion
Synechia vulvae
Vaginal atresia

IMPLANTS

Central precocious puberty implantation (Supprelin)
Vagal nerve stimulator 

MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGERY

Anti-reflux (fundoplication)
Congenital anomalies
Single-incision cholecystectomy
Single-incision appendectomy

NEONATAL

Congenital diaphragm hernia
Duodenal atresia
Esophageal atresia
Gastroschisis
Imperforate anus
Intestinal atresia
Lung anomalies
Omphalocele
Vascular ring

SKIN AND SOFT TISSUES

Abscess
Baker’s cyst
Branchial cleft cyst/sinus/fistula
Breast mass
Congenital nevi
Cystic hygroma/lymphangioma
Ganglion cyst
Gynecomastia
Hemangioma
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Lumps and bumps
Pyogenic granuloma
Pilomatrixoma
Pilonidal cyst/abscess
Suspicious nevi
Thyroglossal duct cyst excision

TUMORS

Adrenal
Colon/Intestine/Stomach
Kidney
Liver
Lung/mediastinum
Ovary
Pancreas
Skin and subcutaneous tissues
Testes

UROLOGY

Adrenal tumors
Circumcision
Circumcision complications
Congenital anomalies
Cystoscopy
Epididymal cyst/epididymitis/orchitis
Hernia/hydrocele
Hydronephrosis
Hypospadias
Meatotomy
Pyeloplasty
Renal tumors
Testicular torsion
Spermatocele
Urachal cyst/sinus/fistula

Common Surgeries and Surgically-Treated Diseases We Handle

ABDOMINAL SURGERY

Anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
Appendectomy
Biliary atresia
Choledochal cyst
Feeding tubes (gastrostomy)
Gallbladder (biliary dyskinesia/gallstones)
Hernia/hydrocele
Hirschsprung’s Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intussusception
Malone Antegrade Continence Enema
Malrotation
Pyloric stenosis
Splenectomy 

CHEST SURGERY

Achalasia
Bronchoscopy for foreign body
Chest and mediastinal tumors
Congenital lung anomalies
Esophagoscopy for foreign body
Lung biopsy and resection
Patent ductus arteriosus
Pectus carinatum (including bracing)
Pectus excavatum

EMERGENCY SURGERY & TRAUMA

Complex lacerations
Genital/perineal injury
Major trauma protocols

ENDOCRINE

Adrenal tumors
Central precocious puberty implantation (Supprelin)
Thyroid tumors 

GYNECOLOGY

Breast mass
Hydrometrocolpos
Imperforate hymen
Ovarian tumor
Ovarian torsion
Synechia vulvae
Vaginal atresia

IMPLANTS

Central precocious puberty implantation (Supprelin)
Vagal nerve stimulator 

MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGERY

Anti-reflux (fundoplication)
Congenital anomalies
Single-incision cholecystectomy
Single-incision appendectomy

NEONATAL

Congenital diaphragm hernia
Duodenal atresia
Esophageal atresia
Gastroschisis
Imperforate anus
Intestinal atresia
Lung anomalies
Omphalocele
Vascular ring

SKIN AND SOFT TISSUES

Abscess
Baker’s cyst
Branchial cleft cyst/sinus/fistula
Breast mass
Congenital nevi
Cystic hygroma/lymphangioma
Ganglion cyst
Gynecomastia
Hemangioma
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Lumps and bumps
Pyogenic granuloma
Pilomatrixoma
Pilonidal cyst/abscess
Suspicious nevi
Thyroglossal duct cyst excision

TUMORS

Adrenal
Colon/Intestine/Stomach
Kidney
Liver
Lung/mediastinum
Ovary
Pancreas
Skin and subcutaneous tissues
Testes

UROLOGY

Adrenal tumors
Circumcision
Circumcision complications
Congenital anomalies
Cystoscopy
Epididymal cyst/epididymitis/orchitis
Hernia/hydrocele
Hydronephrosis
Hypospadias
Meatotomy
Pyeloplasty
Renal tumors
Testicular torsion
Spermatocele
Urachal cyst/sinus/fistula

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30 Skilled Surgeons

Today our network extends to more than 6 cities in the region. Search our network of surgeons and nurse practitioners by specialty or location.

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16 Specialty Services From Over
30 Skilled Surgeons

Today our network extends to more than 6 cities in the region. Search our network of surgeons and nurse practitioners by specialty or location.

View Our Network