Our pediatric surgery specialist is an expert at caring for children who need a surgical procedure
If your child has an illness, injury or disease that requires surgery, a pediatric surgeon has the specific experience and qualifications necessary to treat your child.
Recognizing that the surgical concerns of children are often very different from those of adults, pediatric surgeons have been specially trained to perform surgery on children. They know how to examine and treat children who can’t always communicate what is wrong, and they use equipment and facilities designed to create a comfortable and nonthreatening environment for your child.
If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric surgeon, you can be assured that he or she has the widest range of treatment options, the most extensive and complete training, and the greatest expertise in treating children’s surgical disorders.
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we are pleased to have Whitney McBride, MD, pediatric surgeon, on our team.
Our highly trained specialist works closely with your child’s pediatrician and other specialists to coordinate and implement the best treatment plan for your child’s individual needs. This multidisciplinary team stays in close contact with you and your child throughout the course of his/her surgery and recovery, ensuring the highest level of clinical care.
Pediatric surgeons have extensive expertise performing surgery on children of all ages, including:
- young adults
They diagnose, treat and manage a wide spectrum of children’s surgical needs, including:
- Abnormalities of the groin (undescended testes, hernias, hydroceles, varicoceles)
- Endoscopic procedures (bronchoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy)
- Organ transplant operations
- Serious injuries that require surgery (liver lacerations, knife wounds, gunshot wounds)
- Surgical repair of birth defects
If you think your child might need surgery, please contact your pediatrician or our pediatric surgeon directly.