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General surgery

General surgery

General surgeons with a special focus on children's unique surgical needs and concerns diagnose, treat and provide follow-up care for a wide range of pediatric surgical patients at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Specialists work with their colleagues in radiology using the latest techniques – including ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging – to maximize diagnostic accuracy.

From routine, same-day outpatient surgeries to complex, delicate procedures, our surgeons utilize the most current, most effective methods. These include robot-assisted surgery to minimize pain, scarring and blood loss, and other advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures.

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The types of surgical procedures performed at CHoR include:

  • Gastrointestinal (including bariatric), thoracic and biliary surgery
  • Repair of anorectal malformations
  • Repair of hernias
  • Repair of thoracic and abdominal congenital anomalies
  • Resection of tumors in the neck, chest and abdomen
  • Trauma surgery
  • Vascular access
  • Weight loss/bariatric (adolescent)

Do you have questions about preparing for surgery, what happens on surgery day or post-surgery recovery information? 

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Charles Bagwell
Charles Bagwell MD Surgery Read more
David Lanning
David Lanning MD, PhD Weight management, Adolescent bariatric surgery, Surgery Read more
Laura Boomer
Laura Boomer MD Surgery, Trauma Read more
Jeffrey Haynes
Jeffrey Haynes MD, FACS, FAAP Trauma, Surgery Read more
Patricia Lange
Patricia Lange MD Surgery Read more
Claudio Oiticica
Claudio Oiticica MD Weight management, Vascular birthmarks/malformations, Adolescent bariatric surgery, Surgery Read more


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