Explore Our General Surgery Services
When your child needs surgery, you want a medical team you can trust to provide the most comprehensive, specialized care. For three decades, thousands of families in South Florida and beyond have turned to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Our pediatric surgery team has the skills, experience and compassion to treat your child’s health condition and support your family.
Pediatric Surgery Services at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
With our network of surgery locations in Broward and Palm Beach, we offer care close to home. When possible, we perform outpatient surgery to get your child home and back to their normal routine.
Our team is committed to clear, ongoing communication between care team members and with your family.Learn More About Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Our team provides a full spectrum of emergency and elective procedures, from minor treatments to complex surgeries.Learn More About General Surgery
Our on-site Conine Clubhouse offers families somewhere to stay with home-like amenities such as laundry facilities, all free of charge.Learn More About Conine Clubhouse
As a comprehensive, free-standing children’s hospital, we’re dedicated to caring for the unique needs of patients through age 21 and their families
Designated Level I Children’s Surgery Verification: One of three children's hospitals in Florida to be designated by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification (CSV) Program – the highest designation provided to a surgical center for its excellence in delivering care and continuous improvement to enhancing the structure, process and patient outcomes. The CSV program is based on other nationally recognized American College of Surgeons quality improvement programs that have measurably improved surgical quality and have prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives. As part of this designation, the hospital also participates in a national surgery registry where best practices are shared with other programs.
Expert Surgeons Help at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s
Experienced specialists: We perform thousands of procedures each year — treating the entire spectrum of children’s health needs, from common conditions to rare cases. Our patients travel here from throughout the Southeastern United States and Caribbean.
A diverse team of problem-solvers: Caring for your child is a team effort that requires the skills, knowledge and compassion of many people. Our specialists work closely together to create the most effective treatment plan for each child.
Emergency surgery: We’re here for your family when every second matters. If your child has an emergency, we have dedicated pediatric surgeons available 24/7. Our surgeons are on call for trauma, cancer, neonatal and pediatric emergencies solely at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, so a member of our team is in the area when needed. As part of the Pediatric Trauma Center at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, our surgeons deliver highly specialized care around the clock. Learn more about our pediatric trauma services.
A place where kids can be kids: We know surgery can be stressful; so, our team works to make sure your child’s routine feels as “normal” as possible. Our Child Life Program includes certified and compassionate specialists, a dedicated teacher, and even a resident clown named Lotsy Dotsy. We also offer service dogs, “teddy bear tours,” and several play areas.
Leadership in our field: Our team conducts clinical outcome-based research, sharing valuable findings with colleagues worldwide. As an academic medical institution, we provide training to general surgery residents and medical students. Our surgeons also advance our field through leadership roles in national pediatric surgical associations.
Awards and Recognitions
Level I Children's Surgery Verification
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