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. We also see prenatal consults for expectant mothers who know their baby may need surgery in the neonatal period.

Special services and facilities include:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO 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 Level 1 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.

Some of the diseases we treat include the following:

  • Surgical diseases of the newborn
  • General, thoracic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric trauma care
  • Pediatric tumors and Cancer treatment
  • Soft tissue masses and infections
  • Appendicitis
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative colitis
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernias
  • Long term venous access procedures
  • Trauma
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Undescended testicle
  • Circumcision
  • Neck masses
  • Gall Bladder disease
  • Lung masses
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pectus Carinatum