When your child needs medical treatment, you want him or her to have the very best care available. So it stands to reason that if your child needs an operation, you will want to consult with a surgeon who is qualified and experienced in operating on children. Surgeons who specialize in general surgery often provide surgical care for children, and they are fully qualified to perform many operations on children. Pediatric surgeons complete two additional years of training in children's surgery to receive a special certification subspecialty in pediatric surgery.
Denise Klinkner, M.D., provides care and surgical services on children from newborn through 18 years of age for the conditions listed below. Talk to your primary care provider to get a referral to Pediatric General Surgery, or schedule an appointment with Pediatrics by calling the number in the menu.
Burns - Tissue damage that results from heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or chemical or electrical contact.
Circumcision- The surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis.
Outpatient circumcision - If your infant son was not circumcised in the hospital after he was born and you would like to have this procedure done, talk with his doctor about setting up an appointment.
Esophageal dysphagia - Refers to the sensation of food sticking or getting hung up in the base of your throat or in your chest after you've started to swallow.