Surgery (Pediatric)

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced technology that acts as a child’s heart and lungs to support a child who is recovering from surgery or disease, or during a surgical procedure.

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a special way of performing surgery using smaller instruments and smaller incisions than traditional surgical methods. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to perform operations through very small incisions a mere fraction of the size of the incisions used in traditional surgery with equal or superior clinical outcomes and less impact on a child’s body and organs.

Pediatric Surgery

Families from all over the world come to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for our pediatric surgery expertise. Our surgeons have a long history of providing advanced, compassionate, multidisciplinary care for fetal patients, premature babies, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Each year, our teams perform thousands of surgical procedures. And our surgeons are internationally recognized as experts in a wide range of specialties including minimally invasive surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, fetal diagnosis and treatment for congenital birth defects, pediatric trauma, and surgical procedures for intestinal failure.

Prenatal Diagnostic Tests

Accurate prenatal diagnosis of birth defects using the latest technological advances is offered at the U-M Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. Each patient benefits from coordinated collaboration with specialists from multiple disciplines to provide  an individualized treatment plan that includes high-risk pregnancy management, fetal treatment when indicated, delivery planning and postnatal treatment for your child.

Surgical Critical Care

Children with traumatic injuries, life-threatening illness, or requiring a high level of care care following major surgery demand specialized care from a team of experts skilled in caring for children in an unstable critical condition.