Brenner Children's surgery division offers families and their children access to sophisticated surgical procedures and treatment. We provide a full range of surgical services for our patients using the latest advancements and perform operations for all types of pediatric conditions in children of all ages, from infants to young adults.
With 7 surgical suites dedicated to the care of children, Brenner's surgery division is one of just a few pediatric surgical centers in North Carolina.
Our group is dedicated to providing individualized and customized care for each child we treat. Each patient and each condition is unique; we believe the care we provide should be as well. We offer a wide range of care and services, customized to each patient's specific health care needs. In addition, we work closely with nurses and doctors in other specialties, as well as our patients' primary pediatricians, to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and care.
We perform all types of operations, from simple procedures such as taking out an appendix to trauma-related procedures and more complex surgeries such as the repair of congenital malformations in newborns.
We work closely with each family through our patients' entire period of care and thoroughly investigate the best possible method to treat our pediatric patients. Whenever possible, we look for minimally invasive procedures that use smaller incisions and have the fastest recovery time. This results in a shorter hospital stay and less pain for our surgical patients.
Brenner's team of pediatric experts use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose health problems before a baby is born. This helps families prepare for the arrival of their baby and enables us to plan for the safest delivery and treatment once the baby is born. Expecting mothers and their families will have the opportunity to meet their Brenner surgical team and tour the hospital prior to the day of birth.
The pediatric surgeons at Brenner have extensive experience in performing gastrointestinal operations: we conduct all types of GI operations, from performing an appendectomy and removing parts of a diseased colon to treating children with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, such as necrotizing enterocolitis in premature newborns and inflammatory bowel disease in older children.
We are also highly skilled in treating digestive problems, such as acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Treatment for GERD involves the tightening of the area at the end of the esophagus so that food can pass to the stomach but not come back up.
The Brenner team of pediatric surgeons are highly skilled at treating thoracic problems. This often includes removing parts of abnormal lung in babies or older children. We also regularly conduct procedures to reconnect and repair the trachea and esophagus in cases where they have not connected properly, so that food can pass to the stomach and air can reach the lungs.
Led by Thomas Pranikoff, MD, the Brenner pediatric surgical team consists of experienced surgeons and anesthesiologists trained in their specialty and additionally trained in the care of children, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, child life specialists and other health care professionals. Recognized as leaders in their field, our expert team helps our patients get better through providing leading-edge treatment using the latest in technology and medical advancements. We also work closely with our patient's primary and specialist physicians to ensure comprehensive care.