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The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is the largest pediatric surgery program in Michigan, with more than 14,000 surgeries performed annually across all surgical divisions. Why does surgical volume matter?  Because studies suggest that higher volume in certain complex procedures correlates with better surgical outcomes and improved quality of care. With this level of expertise on the surgical staff, physicians throughout Michigan refer child surgery cases to the Children's Hospital of Michigan.

From common procedures like appendectomies and hernia repairs to more complex repairs of congenital anomalies, board-certified pediatric surgeons at Children's Hospital of Michigan provide surgical care for a broad range of conditions affecting children. Pediatric surgeons specialize in abdominal and chest surgery as well as many conditions of the head, neck and extremities. They remove tumors and correct congenital anomalies, often operating on patients weighing less than one pound.

Pediatric/Child surgeons on staff at Children's Hospital of Michigan direct the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team, nutrition support, IV team, burn center and trauma center. The Burn Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in Michigan-and one of only a few in the nation- to be verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The hospital is also home to the state's first Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The division also has an active research program in clinical outcomes, quality improvement and translational sciences.

Locations: Detroit, Canton, Clinton Township, and Troy.

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