Conditions we treat

Surgeons at Children's Wisconsin treat a wide range of conditions in children of all ages.

Some of these problems can include:

  • Congenital problems of the chest and abdomen, including:
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Congenital lobar emphysema
    • Congenital lung cysts
    • Congenital cysts of the mediastinum
    • Gastroschisis
    • Omphalocele
    • Congenital bowel obstruction (atresia and malrotation)
    • Imperforate anus
    • Hirschsprung's disease 
  • Fetal anomalies: We offer prenatal consultation with parents who have learned during pregnancy that their child likely has a congenital anomaly as listed above. Learn more about our fetal anomalies program.
  • Hernia repair, including:
    • Inguinal
    • Umbilical
    • Epigastric
    • Diaphragmatic
    • Pectus excavatum


  • Tumors of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, genitourinary tract and extremities. We also offer biopsies, resections and excisions. These include neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma.
  • Trauma and burns. Children's has a free-standing Level I Trauma Center dedicated solely to the care of children
  • Head and neck surgery including congenital cysts, inflammatory disease, thyroid disease, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy
  • Intestinal diseases including stomach, small intestine, colon, appendix and rectum
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis 
  • Diseases of the liver, gall bladder, spleen and pancreas
  • Genitourinary tract problems including kidney and bladder trauma, groin and scrotal hernias, ovarian and testicular abnormalities, including torsion and hydroceles
  • Extremity soft tissue problems including tumors, inflammatory disease and trauma

Recognized by the American College of Surgeons, our Level I verification represents the highest level of recognition for hospitals that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns and children.

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(414) 607-5280

Toll-free (877) 607-5280

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