Pediatric General Surgery
Infants, children and adolescents may require surgery for common conditions identified by their primary care provider. Inguinal hernias, undescended testicle, gall bladder disease and thyroid disease are examples of conditions frequently referred to our surgeon.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
There are a variety of conditions today that lend themselves to minimally invasive surgical techniques. With this method, instead of making a large incision for an “open “ surgery, several 3-10 mm incisions are made and a small telescope and instruments are used to complete the surgery. These procedures have the benefit of: improved cosmetic results, earlier return to activities such as school, improved intra-operative visualization, and decreased morbidity and pain. Dr. Kimmel is committed to bringing the benefits of these techniques to his patients.
Working with perinatologists, we can help parents of babies with congenital anomalies to understand their baby’s condition better. We get to know the families so that we can help educate and prepare them for their baby’s hospital course and corrective surgery before their baby is born.
We have specialized knowledge and training in the surgical repair of birth defects, some of which are potentially life threatening without intervention. In many cases even in these newborn babies, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy can be utilized to correct their conditions and hasten their recovery.
The medical providers and staff of Comprehensive Surgical Care for Children are ready and willing to assist you with questions about your care, so please contact us at (281) 554-1690 so we can determine how best to provide you the information you need.
You may also find it helpful to use our online patient education library. Use the links below to find definitions and descriptions of terms, procedures, diagnoses, tests, and other information intended to answer some basic questions you may have. We hope you find the library informative and please don’t hesitate to ask us for more information as you need it.
Comprehensive Health and Medical Information Sites
- Mayo Clinic (main site)
Mayo Clinic - Breast Cancer
- Healthfinder - US Department of Health and Human Services
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The American Cancer Society
- The American Heart Association
- American Diabetes Association
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
- Web MD (main site)
Web MD - Breast Cancer