While the tools we use are very special and unique, the most distinctive feature of our pediatric surgery program is the team itself. The hands controlling the tools are the single most important factor in any minimally invasive surgical program.
The breadth and depth of our expertise is unparalleled at any children’s hospital in the nation. Many children’s hospitals have a few surgeons designated as having minimally invasive surgery capabilities. In contrast, each and every member of our surgical team has special experience performing minimally invasive surgery and is confident performing a full range of minimally invasive procedures – from routine to complex interventions.
Our multidisciplinary team uses techniques from across the medical spectrum, combining them in unprecedented ways to perform procedures only available in a very few centers in the world, and in some cases only here at Mott Children’s Hospital.
Collaboration with interventional radiology
The University of Michigan minimally invasive surgery program integrates interventional radiology (IR) and pediatric surgery techniques in a truly collaborative, multidisciplinary way to enable an unparalleled range of options for each patient’s individual treatment. This level of integration is made possible through truly unique synergies forged between our IR team and our pediatric surgery team. In addition, we are the only pediatric surgery program in the country with a surgeon fellowship trained in both IR and pediatric surgery.
Collaboration with anesthesia
Anesthesia is a key component to any minimally invasive surgery program. Our pioneering team of board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists has a rare level of experience with the special anesthesia demands of highly complex pediatric minimally invasive surgery procedures in a way that enables minimally invasive operations on even the smallest patients.
Together, our team members collaborate to devise innovative solutions for complex surgical challenges in a way that leverages the strengths of the best and brightest from multiple pediatric specialties.
We take pride in knowing we perform the most advanced and innovative surgeries and interventions available, by surgeons with unsurpassed skill and experience, resulting in the best possible outcomes for our patients.
For more information on how our surgeons can use their unparalleled level of expertise and experience to help your family, contact us at 1-877-475-MOTT (1-877-475-6688).