Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Our department specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric cancer.

The Department

We specialize on surgical oncology of neck, chest, abdomen, genitals as well as soft tissue sarcomas including rabdomyosarcomas of the urinary system. We firmly believe that children deserve “correct, oncologicaly appropriate, surgery”, to maximize their chances of long-term survival.  This can be achieved through knowledge of pediatric oncology protocols, of how far, in every specific tumor type, a surgeon is allowed to go and familiarity with intraop “behavior” of different types of tumor tissues. In general it is important for the surgeon to be very familiar with all the “dos and don’ts” of Pediatric Surgical Oncology.  In addition, we offer all the support an oncology department requires including state of the art Central Venous Catheter placement and management as well as dealing with treatment complications.


  • Neuroblastoma
  • Nephroblastoma (Wilms’)
  • Rabdomyosarcoma
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Retroperitonial tumors
  • SQ port and Hickman Line placement