Pediatric Surgery

The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper provides advanced pediatric surgery including the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for children with surgical needs. Our board-certified pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, and subspecialists provide robust surgical solutions for children, offering family-centered care and taking a minimally invasive approach to surgical care whenever possible. 

The pediatric surgery team is committed to providing expert, specialized care to families in our community. Our skilled surgeons and caring, kid-friendly approach to every child we care for sets our pediatric surgery team apart. 

The Children’s Regional Hospital offers pediatric surgical care 24/7. In addition, we offer same-day surgery in the main hospital in Camden. As the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in South Jersey with pediatric surgical services, children receive immediate care. 

Cooper provides expert surgical care for a variety of conditions, including hernia repair, appendix removal, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastrointestinal reflux disease, among others so children receive the care they need while staying close to home.

Why Choose Cooper for Pediatric Surgery?

Parents and caregivers choose Cooper for pediatric surgery because of our:

  • Surgical expertise: When your child needs surgery, safety is your top concern. Our team includes pediatric surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, and other subspecialists, many of whom are fellowship-trained in their areas of expertise. This advanced training means our experts are equipped to perform a full range of surgical procedures on children of all ages, including newborns.
  • Team approach: Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper has 27 pediatric subspecialist programs – more than any other hospital in South Jersey. As our specialists collaborate, you can be confident your child is receiving timely, expert care for any surgical procedure.
  • National recognition: Cooper’s pediatric surgeons have gained national recognition from the National Pediatric Trauma Registry, reflecting their surgical excellence. You can be confident your child is in excellent hands with our pediatric surgeons.
  • Research and innovation: We strive to be on the leading edge of medical education and research. Our entire surgical staff stays on top of the most recent advancements in pediatric surgery techniques, ensuring all children receive the highest level of care.
  • Thoughtful, family-centered care approach: We care deeply about our patients and their families, and it’s evident in everything we do. We care for our pediatric patients as if they were our own children, taking the time to explain a procedure to them and their families, answer their questions, and help put them at ease. As part of our pre-surgery program, our pediatric surgeons meet patients in the operating room before surgery and show them little details, like the scrubs they’ll wear during the operation. This helps put children at ease and lets families meet our skilled specialists firsthand. 

Pediatric Surgery Services We Offer

Our team has extensive experience performing a wide range of pediatric surgical procedures, many of which are minimally invasive to lessen the impact on children and their families. Our pediatric surgery services include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Circumcision
  • Gall bladder removal
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) treatment
  • Hernia repairs
  • Inflammatory bowel disease treatment
  • Lymph node dissection
  • Minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery
  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Pilonidal disease treatment
  • Removal of various lumps and tumors
  • Surgical correction of undescended testicles
  • Trauma surgery

Our pediatric surgeons provide prenatal consultation on potential birth defects affecting babies in the womb.

Post Procedure (Recovery)

When it comes to caring for kids who need surgery, Cooper serves as a pediatric hospital within an adult hospital. Children who need to be admitted to the hospital are cared for on the pediatric floor, which features single and double rooms, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Parents may stay with their child all day and night. 

As part of their recovery, Cooper aims to minimize children’s pain and any anxiety, treating the physical as well as the psychological aspects of pain. We offer a continuity of care that may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological care, depending on the child’s specific needs. In addition, we provide social work and child life care to our patients as well as games, art therapy, and pet therapy during their recovery.

Clinic Locations

Three Cooper Plaza, Suite 200
Camden, NJ 08103

Egg Harbor Township
303 Central Avenue
Suite 4, Unit B
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

6400 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Contact Us

To learn more about Cooper’s pediatric surgery services, to schedule an appointment, or to refer a patient, please call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737).