Clinical Care

From minimally invasive surgery to pediatric surgical oncology to fetal diagnosis and treatment to pediatric trauma, our pediatric surgeons bring to bear internationally recognized skill for each patient at Michigan Medicine. We see more than 4,500 patients a year in our clinics, providing us with the broad experience to treat even the most complex cases.

Sharing Knowledge to Improve Health

One of the great strengths of our clinical practice is our collaboration across disciplines. At Michigan Pediatric Surgery, our care teams include pediatric surgeons, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, and collaborative physicians from other pediatric specialties— a global approach that centers around all of the needs of children and their families from diagnosis to treatment to lifelong growth and development.

Our patients benefit from the expertise of providers in anesthesiology, oncology, radiology, pathology, and nursing, among others. We believe that the best way to solve problems is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of well-rounded individuals with various viewpoints, approaches and ideas to find the optimal solution.

Specializing in You

Beyond achieving excellent outcomes in multiple pediatric specialties, we build our practice around patient- and family-centered care. We educate and empower families to make informed decisions, support them through the entire journey, and provide unique and holistic programs including art and music therapy, therapeutic gaming, therapy animals, schooling support, and spiritual care.

Connecting Research to New Treatment Strategies

Michigan Pediatric Surgery is one of the largest and most accomplished pediatric research programs in the country. Innovation, a drive to disrupt and improve the status quo, and inspiration to seek novel life-saving treatments or approaches to care lie at the heart of what we do and what we hope to discover.

At Michigan, we invented extracorporeal life support (ECMO), a treatment for children suffering from cardiac and respiratory failure, and today we manage one of the most established and sophisticated ECMO programs in the world. Through our Pediatric Device Consortium, our surgeons work together to build new tools that improve pediatric surgery methods and outcomes — tailoring the technology to even the tiniest patient.

Our commitment to research means we can also offer our patients access to the latest clinical trials evaluating new treatments.