Pediatric Surgery

Norton Children’s is the destination for pediatric care in Louisville, Southern Indiana and beyond because of the expertise and sensitivity our specialists bring to treating children.

Every doctor at Norton Children’s Hospital specializes in caring for children. From the surgeons and anesthesiologists, to the intensive care doctors and those who specialize in your child’s condition.

Our pediatric surgeons are skilled in a wide variety of pediatric surgical procedures. Their expertise ranges from common procedures such as appendectomies and hernia repairs to complex neonatal diseases. We care for children of all ages, from the tiniest premature infants to young adults.

Collaborating with University of Louisville Physicians for your care

Norton Children’s works with providers from University of Louisville Physicians to provide the best possible care for your child. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping advance medical care in the 21st century with clinical research and education. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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 (ACS CSV).

The ACS CSV program was developed to improve the quality of children’s surgical care. CSV standards ensure that children needing surgery receive care under a multidisciplinary program with quality improvement and safety processes, data collection and appropriate resources provided to them as patients at the hospital.

Our commitment to quality care begins with appropriately trained staff and leadership from surgeons who participate in meetings throughout the year to review the surgery center’s surgical outcomes. The surgical team seeks continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center.

Norton Children’s Hospital attains national verification from the American College of Surgeons

Norton Children’s Hospital has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. The verification means Norton Children’s Hospital meets standards that ensure […]

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Many children get surgeries at adult hospitals

As many as 40% of childhood surgeries are performed in adult hospitals by surgeons who haven’t trained in the intricacies of caring for growing bodies, according to a 2013 study. The study published in Pediatrics, […]

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Why would my child see a hospitalist?

There are a lot of different roles that make up a child’s care team when he or she is in a children’s hospital. A child can see nurses, nurse practitioners and any number of physician […]

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What is congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm caused by a birth defect. The diaphragm is the large muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. In a diaphragmatic hernia, organs such as intestines, spleen, […]

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Photos: Look inside the new Norton Children’s medical/surgical unit

Another phase of Norton Children’s Hospital’s expansion is nearly complete. Patients and staff cut the ribbon to open part of the hospital’s newest medical/surgical unit. The space on the sixth floor features 12 private rooms […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital attains national verification from the American College of Surgeons

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Many children get surgeries at adult hospitals

As many as 40% of childhood surgeries are performed in adult hospitals by surgeons who haven’t trained in the intricacies of caring for growing bodies, according to a 2013 study. The study published in Pediatrics, […]

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Why would my child see a hospitalist?

There are a lot of different roles that make up a child’s care team when he or she is in a children’s hospital. A child can see nurses, nurse practitioners and any number of physician […]

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Diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm caused by a birth defect. The diaphragm is the large muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. In a diaphragmatic hernia, organs such as intestines, spleen, […]

Read Full Story

Photos: Look inside the new Norton Children’s medical/surgical unit

Another phase of Norton Children’s Hospital’s expansion is nearly complete. Patients and staff cut the ribbon to open part of the hospital’s newest medical/surgical unit. The space on the sixth floor features 12 private rooms […]

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