Pediatric Surgery

Division Chief
Joseph Iocono, MD, MBA
Division of Pediatric Surgery

Welcome to Pediatric Surgery at Kentucky Children's Hospital

The Division of Pediatric Surgery provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents with congenital anomalies and acquired conditions of the head and neck, chest wall and thorax, abdomen, gastro-intestinal tract, genitourinary system, and extremities.

Special services and facilities include:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Burn Center.

We are a division of the Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Our team consists of board-certified specialists in pediatric surgery and a great support staff. We offer complete pediatric surgical care for children from infancy to the teenage years. We have an active prenatal consultation service, ECMO service and serve as the pediatric trauma center for eastern and central Kentucky. We perform the full scope of pediatric surgery including neonatal, thoracic, abdominal and cancer operations and we are leaders in advanced minimally invasive procedures for infants and children. Our division performs an average of 1400 operative cases each year. We look forward to taking care of your family.
The procedures we perform include the following:

  • Surgical diseases of the newborn
  • Undescended testicle
  • Circumcision
  • General, thoracic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric trauma care
  • Pediatric tumors
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Hernias
  • Newborn surgery
  • Cancer treatment
  • Trauma
  • Laparoscopic surgery