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Surgery - Pediatric

Pediatric Surgery Group
Kentucky Children's Hospital surgical team, left to right: Andrew R. Pulito, MD (Emeritus, Retired); Joseph Iocono, MD; Ana Ruzic, MD; John Draus, MD; Sean Skinner, MD;  Kara L. Cole, PA-C 

UK Pediatric Surgery provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents with congenital anomalies and acquired conditions of the head and neck, chest wall and thorax, abdomen, gastro-intestinal tract, genitourinary system, and extremities. Special services and facilities include a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Level I Trauma Center, and a Burn Center.

Working with your primary care team, our experienced team of pediatric surgeons will plan and perform the surgery in the Kentucky Children's Hospital state-of-the-art pediatric surgical facilities.

We know that a child's surgery can be difficult and scary for the entire family, so we work with a team of specialists including psychologists and therapists to make sure everything about your experience is as stress-free as possible. See this guide to help get ready for surgery and the care your child will need during recovery.

  • Locations


    Pediatric Specialty Clinic

    Kentucky Clinic building

    UK Kentucky Clinic

    Second Floor, Wing D, Room J201
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536
    Fax 859-323-5289


    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center - Medical Arts Building

    140 Newcomb Ave.
    Mt. Vernon KY 40456

  • Specialties

    • Abdominal surgery
    • Chest wall deformities
    • Circumcision
    • Colonoscopy
    • Congenital deformities
    • Constipation
    • Cystoscopy
    • Cysts, masts and tumors
    • Endoscopy
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Esophagoscopy 
    • Gastrointestinal reflux
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Hernias
    • Hydrocele
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Intestinal pull-through procedures
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Newborn surgery
    • Nissen fundoplication 
    • Partial and total colectomy
    • Pectus carinatum repair
    • Pectus excavatum repair
    • Pediatric epigastric hernia
    • Pediatric urology
    • Pyloromyotomy
    • Oncology
    • Rectal prolapse
    • Thoracic surgery
    • Thyroglossal duct cyst
    • Trauma surgery
    • Umbilical hernia

    If you are looking for information on the above topics, Kentucky Children's Hospital's pediatric surgeons recommend the following websites: