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General and Thoracic Surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

When your child needs surgery, the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is ready to provide your loved one with exceptional medical care.

Here, your child will have access to a wide range of surgical services and procedures provided in a state-of-the-art, dedicated children’s hospital that includes some of the finest pediatric surgeons in the country.

Our fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons are highly skilled in all areas of pediatric surgery, including advanced neonatal and minimally invasive procedures, and use the latest surgical techniques to ensure the utmost in patient safety.

A Leading Pediatric Trauma Center

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center that delivers the highest level of medical care with capabilities and expertise that far exceed those of standard emergency departments. Designated a Level 1 trauma center by the Florida Department of Health, our highly experienced personnel are available around the clock to handle any life-threatening emergency.

Preparing For Your Child's Surgery

We know how scary and stressful the idea of surgery can be for children and their families. That’s why we’ve created this useful preparation guide to provide you with helpful information on how to prepare yourself and your child for surgery.