The Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is a team of highly specialized surgeon’s affiliated with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Our team evaluates and manages specific conditions that affect the fetus, neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides comprehensive surgical care including fetal surgery, trauma surgery, surgical oncology, minimally invasive (including robotic) surgery, and congenital surgery. Further, our affiliated team is actively involved in research, working to develop and deliver highly advanced and novel care.

Patient Stories

  • Baby Sleeping

    Carter’s Story: Multidisciplinary Team Treats Newborn with Rare Congenital Tumor

    May 28, 2021

    At Sarah’s 16-week ultrasound, her obstetrician explained that one of the babies she was carrying had a 2- to 3-centimeter mass at the base of his tailbone. The doctor explained that the baby had a sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), a tumor growing at the base of his tailbone. SCT is a rare condition...

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  • Andrew outside smiling

    Andrew’s Story: Team Approach Cures Rare Lung Defect

    July 7, 2020

    When their unborn son was diagnosed with a rare and potentially life-threatening congenital birth defect, Carrie and Jordan Farrar knew they needed to find the experts, and fast. Fortunately, the couple from Tyler, Texas, was referred to The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. T...

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  • Camden Daniel with medal

    Camden’s Story: Surgical Correction for Pectus

    February 23, 2018

    After year's of different diagnoses, Camden's breathing and chest pains were worsening until the doctors at Children's Memorial Hermann stepped in and got him the diagnosis and treatment he needed. Camden was diagnosed with pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest, the most common congenital ...

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  • Baby Aryah

    Aryah’s CDH Story: The First FETO Intervention Patient of The Fetal Center

    January 8, 2018

    Courtney and Robert both remember the feeling of pure joy in January 2016 when finding out they were pregnant with their second child – a baby girl – after three years of trying. Their happiness soon gave way to worry, though, when Courtney’s obstetrician said her ultrasound sca...

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  • Dylan

    Off His Chest: Dylan’s Pectus Story

    January 5, 2018

    Being a teenager is often difficult and confusing. For Dylan Palomino, that was compounded by his discovery, at age 14, that he had the genetic condition known as pectus excavatum, which causes the breastbone to sink into the chest, sometimes dramatically. “I was in junior high, a time when you’r...

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  • Gavin Sager

    Filling the Gaps: Gavin’s CDH Story

    January 5, 2018

    Amy Sager was 20 weeks pregnant with her second child when, during a routine ultrasound, she found out she was carrying a boy. But for Sager and her husband, Kevin, what should have been a joyous moment soon gave way to concern. The baby’s heart, the obstetrician informed them, was pushed to the ...

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  • Noah Charles

    Noah's Story: Acute Appendicitis

    October 17, 2017

    When 9-year-old Noah complained of a stomachache, his mother, Susan, attributed it to everything he ate the day before. A few days later Noah went to a pediatrician, who took one look at Noah, touched his stomach and sent them straight to the nearest ER at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. There, a CT...

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  • Ishaan Pavuluri

    Ishaan Pavuluri Makes A Comeback

    August 3, 2017

    “It all happened in less than a minute,” Deepthi Bollu says. “We ran outside and looked around, then ran to the front and side of the house. By then I had a bad feeling, and when we looked in the pool, we saw him at the bottom.” After nearly three minutes of CPR administered according to instruct...

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  • Grace

    Grace’s Story: Overcoming CDH

    March 31, 2017

    For some parents, a newborn’s cry can cause distress. But for Marlen and Kevin, hearing their daughter Grace’s first cry brought relief and joy. Grace was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a condition that occurs during fetal development that can lead to severe respiratory and ot...

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  • Jayden and Luke

    Baby Luke's Battle With CDH

    February 10, 2016

    Jayden and Luke. Two-year-old identical twin boys. They run and wrestle, giggle and converse in their own shared lingo – jibber-jabber only they understand. But Jayden is taller, more robust. Luke wears the same size clothes as the boys’ younger brother Cooper. Each of the twins in his own way is...

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  • Dr. Lally Copeland twins

    Conjoined Twins Share Their Story 18 Years Later

    June 9, 2014

    Caitlin and Emily may seem like your average identical twin sisters. But at one time in their lives, the twins shared something much more significant and they have the visible scars to prove it: Emily and Caitlin were born conjoined. Conjoined twins are an extreme rarity, only occurring once in e...

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  • Tristen

    Tristen: Back in the Saddle

    February 5, 2013

    Laura and James were unloading hay from a lowboy trailer near their barn when the horses trotted up and began to nibble at the bales. Standing on the trailer, their five-year-old daughter Tristen, a rodeo rider, began waving her arms to shoo them away. Spooked by the motion, the horses turned to ...

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