Pediatric Surgery

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The pediatric surgeons with Norton Children’s Surgery, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have extensive training and experience in surgical procedures for children. Because children are growing and developing, their bodies need care that only specially trained pediatric surgeons can provide in facilities equipped for children, while collaborating with a comprehensive array of pediatric specialty care providers.

The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Norton Children’s Surgery perform common procedures, such as appendectomies and hernia repairs, along with complex surgeries in children ranging from the tiniest babies to young adults.

  • Norton Children’s Hospital is verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s
    Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. The program’s standards recognize multidisciplinary programs with
    quality improvement and safety processes, data collection and appropriate patient and family resources.
  • Our pediatric surgeons see patients at the Novak Center for Children’s Health in downtown Louisville and perform surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital in downtown Louisville, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews and Norton Children’s Medical Center on the campus of Norton Brownsboro Hospital.
  • Performing about 4,500 procedures a year, our surgeons have deep experience in a broad range of treatments.
  • Norton Children’s Hospital is verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. The program’s standards recognize multidisciplinary programs with quality improvement and safety processes, data collection and appropriate patient and family resources.
  • Our specialists are at the forefront of minimally invasive pediatric surgery techniques that allow for less anesthesia during the procedure, less pain and a faster recovery.
  • Our team works with board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists who specialize in delivering the right types of sedation in correct amounts to make sure your child is comfortable and safe during a test, procedure or operation.
  • Keep up with your child’s health, communicate with your provider and schedule appointments through MyNortonChart.
Cynthia Downard, M.D.

Why choose
Norton Children’s Surgery

“The patient and family are at the center of everything we do. We are committed to quality, safety and providing the best surgical outcomes for the tiniest of babies to young adults.”

Cynthia Downard, M.D.
Director, Pediatric General Surgery
Norton Children’s Surgery
Hirikati S. Nagaraj, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery

What We Treat

Our pediatric surgeons’ expertise spans common to the most complex procedures performed in children.

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Meet Our Team

Our experienced pediatric surgeons are skilled in a wide variety of pediatric surgical procedures.

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Our pediatric surgeons’ expertise spans common to the most complex procedures performed in children.

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