General Pediatric Surgery

The Division of General Pediatric Surgery provides outstanding surgical services for children who come to our hospital, as well as for children who come to any of our several satellite surgical offices that serve a broad geographic territory from the San Fernando Valley to the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

  • Community Locations
  • Expertise
  • State-of-the-Art Care
  • Professional Societies
  • Surgery Programs
  • Research Efforts
  • Fellowship Training

Main Office

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd; Mailstop 100
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Office: 323-361-2322
Fax: 323-361-4775 (clinic)
Fax: 323-361-3534 (administrative office)

Satallite offices

Arcadia

468 E. Santa Clara St.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: 626-795-7177

Encino

5363 Balboa Blvd., Suite 121
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: 818-788-3061

Long Beach

2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: 562-933-8518

Santa Monica

1301 20th Street, Suite 460
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-820-8608

Valencia

23838 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 140
Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 661-362-1240

West Los Angeles

Children’s Health Center
Steven Spielberg Building
8723 Alden Drive, # 240
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-423-2331

With a commitment to innovation, the Division of General Pediatric Surgery emphasizes the use of minimally-invasive thoracoscopic and laparoscopic techniques whenever possible, which can reduce discomfort and speed recovery times in young patients. We care for all general pediatric surgical conditions such as inguinal hernias, hydroceles, appendicitis, pyloric stenosis, neck mass. We also perform neonatal surgery. The division has emerged as a leader in such areas as colorectal diseases, vascular anomalies, congenital thoracic lesions, chest wall deformities, hepatobiliary pathology, short bowel syndrome, surgical oncology including neuroblastoma, Wilm’s tumor, hepatoblastoma, and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

We offer treatment modalities for endoscopy, thoracoscopic, laparoscopic surgery and Robotic Surgery as part of our Minimally Invasive Surgery program. We provide state-of-the-art care through our multidisciplinary Cancer, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Colorectal, and our Vascular Anomalies Centers. Our surgeons participate in national research groups such as the Children’s Oncology Group, Childhood Liver Disease Research Network.

Our surgeons regularly volunteer their expertise to national organizations that improve surgical care for children, including:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American Surgical Association
  • California State Trauma System
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Council of the Society of Pediatric Research
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Halsted Surgical Society
  • International Pediatric EndoSurgery Group
  • International Society of Vascular Anomalies
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • Surgical Biology Club II
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • Western Pediatric Surgical Research Consortium

Central to the Division’s focused research is the Developmental Biology Program, housed in The Saban Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Grikscheit is funded through the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Wang is funded through the National Institutes of Health.  In addition, our Division leads research efforts designed to improve surgical techniques for children.

Recently Published Research