NewYork-Presbyterian Queens provides comprehensive surgical care to children of all ages. This means your child will receive high-quality surgical care from a world-class team of pediatric surgeons known for their exceptional skills and expertise. Our multilingual team provides prompt, complete, and personalized care to ensure your child’s experience with us is as comfortable as possible.
About Our Program
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, experienced pediatric surgeons can perform inpatient and outpatient elective and emergency operations for children of all ages, including newborns. Here, children with a wide range of pediatric surgical conditions can receive excellent care before, during, and after surgery.
Surgical care for children is provided by multidisciplinary teams consisting of specialists in pediatric anesthesiology, neonatology, pediatric radiology, and child life. Together they work to deliver a level of service and quality that marks us among the country’s top programs. Adjuncts to the surgical care of children are also provided by interventional radiology and other pediatric specialists.
Beginning in the earliest stages of life, we closely collaborate with specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian’s John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics and the NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine Fetal Care Center. Our surgeons have a robust antenatal program for counseling pregnant women and their families for potential surgical conditions diagnosed in utero. Our pediatric surgeons participate in monthly prenatal conferences and multidisciplinary conferences with pediatric cardiology, radiology, neonatology, and maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
Complex newborn, colorectal, neurosurgical, heart, ENT, and lung surgeries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. Whether your child has surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens or NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, our team will see your child for follow-up appointments at Queens for your convenience.
Where appropriate and feasible, virtual visits are an option for some patients.
Disorders and Surgical Procedures We Offer
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our pediatric surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible in newborns, infants, and children, operating with size-appropriate scopes and small incisions and enabling your child to recover more quickly, feel less pain, and get back to his or her usual activities. Our services and surgical procedures include:
- Prenatal consultation
- Newborn surgery, such as repair and reconstruction of bowel abnormalities (intestinal malformations, atresias), enteral access, vascular access, hernia repair, hydrocele
- Hernia, hydrocele
- Removal of benign masses
- Insertion of feeding tubes (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or PEG tubes)
- Pilonidal disease
- Breast disorders and masses
- Vascular malformations
Complex newborn, colorectal, neurosurgical, heart, ENT, and lung surgeries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital.
The Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens at Fresh Meadows
At NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens at the Fresh Meadows location, we offer a pediatric subspecialty clinic, all in one location, where pediatric subspecialists provide compassionate and integrated pediatric care to diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric conditions for children from infancy to adolescence. These subspecialists are located in the same building, making it easy and convenient for parents and children.
In our pediatric subspecialty clinic, pediatric subspecialty care services include:
- General Pediatrics
- Pediatric Surgery
- Pediatric Urology
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Pediatric Neurology
Coordinated Care for Feeding Tube Patients
At NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens Fresh Meadows location, children with feeding tubes need to see their care team every few weeks. We developed an integrated program where children with feeding tubes can see their surgeon, gastroenterologist, and feeding tube specialist simultaneously in one room. This unique approach makes care convenient for you and your child and reduces the risk of complications.
Pediatric Emergency and Inpatient Care
Children who have surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens benefit from smooth coordination between pediatric surgeons and the teams in the hospital’s other pediatric units, including:
- A dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department led by the largest group of physicians in Queens who are board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and have years of experience in pediatric emergency care.
- Our state-of-the-art Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit (PIMU) is a five-bed unit that serves acutely ill children and others who need more frequent monitoring. Some children stay in the PIMU after surgery.
- The family-centered Pediatric Inpatient Unit is specially designed for children and adolescents. It features care provided by specialized pediatric and subspecialty physicians, pediatric nurses, social workers, and other staff who work together to meet your child’s physical, emotional, and social needs.
- Our 14-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed by board-certified neonatologists and nurses, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and other team members who provide specialized care for pre-term infants.
Our Approach to Care
Ensuring Your Child’s Comfort
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our pain medicine specialists do everything they can, using the latest techniques, to ease the pain and discomfort of children with acute and chronic illnesses and those undergoing surgery. We provide services for inpatients and outpatients using a compassionate and holistic approach.
We take particular pride in combining our pediatric surgical expertise with compassion. Uniquely designed to ease your anxieties and those of your child and other family members, our approach to family-centered is designed to make every child and family’s visit with us as easy and as comfortable as possible. In most cases, you can accompany your child into the operating room and stay until they are asleep.
For safety reasons, you cannot stay during the actual surgery. When the operation has been completed, we will bring you to the recovery room so that you can be with your child as they awaken from anesthesia.
Parents As Team Members
As a parent, only you can provide important information about your child. You can also help other team members shape your child’s personalized treatment program based on your child’s physical, emotional, and practical needs. Your input is critical for making final decisions regarding your child’s care. Our multidisciplinary team is here to work alongside you and your family to achieve your child’s best possible outcomes.
Child Life Specialists
Our dedicated child life specialists work with your child and your family before surgery or a procedure to address any fears, reduce anxiety, and answer any questions you may have. They are specially trained and certified to ensure that each child’s hospital experience is positive and supportive.
The highly skilled and professional nursing staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is committed to creating an environment that provides the highest quality and compassionate care to pediatric patients and their families.
Our pediatric nurses adhere to a philosophy that empowers families and supports their caregiving and decision-making; respects family choices, and involves families in the planning and delivery of their child’s care every step of the way.
Why Choose Us
Specially Trained to Treat Children
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our pediatric surgeons are specially trained and board-certified to treat young patients. We are members of the NewYork-Presbyterian network of hospitalists and have access to advanced, cutting edge techniques when necessary to treat a wide range of childhood conditions. The team also includes nurses who specialize in the care of children, child life specialists to ease the hospital experience, feeding specialists to ensure your child’s diet is nutritious, and psychosocial support professionals to assist you and your family during your time with us.
Expertise in Pediatric Surgery
In the NewYork-Presbyterian network, our Divisions of Pediatric Surgery carry a tradition of leadership and innovation that dates back nearly half a century. We are proud of our experience as educators at one of the original training programs for pediatric surgeons in the United States.
Our pediatric surgical teams provide the full range of pediatric procedures, from the routine to the highly complex, for children of all ages. We use the latest and least invasive techniques to ensure the best results and fastest recovery possible. Patients come to us from across the country and worldwide for our international reputation for excellence in pediatric surgery. Your child is in the expert hands of a team committed to providing our patients with the safest, most advanced techniques available to extend survival and quality of life.
Seamless Access to World-Class Medical Experts
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine, an Ivy League medical school that is among the nation’s best in patient care, medical education, and research. We offer many highly specialized services typically found in an academic medical center but without the commute to Manhattan and in the comfortable setting of a local community hospital. Your child has access to the world-class resources available through our affiliations with the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, ensuring that they receive the most advanced care close to home.
Seamless Access to Nationally Ranked Children’s Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers young patients seamless access to two renowned children’s hospitals, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. Both hospitals are among the nation’s leading centers for diagnosing and treating childhood diseases. They are both major referral centers for complex and rare disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.
5-Star Quality Rating
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star Quality rating, becoming the only hospital in Queens to achieve this recognition. This prestigious rating reflects our unwavering commitment to providing patients with the highest quality patient care.
Through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens, we offer pediatric healthcare services at several convenient locations close to where you live or work.
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