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With the constant advancement of technology and development of new procedures, the pediatric surgery unit of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is involved in research with the goal of attaining better ways to treat our patients and provide increasingly better treatments. Our pediatric surgeons are involved in many basic science research studies with noted research institutions, such as Rockefeller University and clinical research studies with the National Institutes of Health.

CHAM is one of only a few full service hospitals in the region devoted exclusively to the care of children. Our multi-disciplinary teams use specialized pediatric expertise to create a carefully tailored treatment plan for each child. Our comprehensive, child-oriented, family-centered approach to care means that each child and family who comes to CHAM will be given treatment which meets their needs. Our pediatric oncology surgical specialists serve as consultants to national study groups, and we are an institutional member of the national Children's Oncology Group, providing us with access to the latest treatments and trials.

The surgical specialists and support staff favor pioneering new technologies to make surgery as minimally invasive as possible while offering maximum benefits. We offer limited access surgery (endoscopy, laparoscopy) and robotic surgery. Laparoscopy has the benefit of less pain and tiny scars, while robotic surgery allows us to refine even common operations by working in miniature fields using magnification. These specialized techniques have important benefits for children. Such exactitude ensures the best surgical outcome.

We are working to continually enhance the art and science of surgery through ongoing research.

Seventy percent of our patients are now cared for in our Day Hospital, where children receive the tests, treatment or operation they need and go home to sleep in their own bed. Our Section of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology also offers chemotherapy to an increasing number of patients through the Day Hospital. Children treated in the Day Hospital benefit from the comfort and reassurance of their parents' presence, and the whole family can return to their own home at the end of the day.

Active Clinical Trials

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Trial DescriptionProphylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY): A Multi-Center International Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Alternative Antibiotic Regimens in Patients Undergoing Tumor Resections With Endoprosthetic Replacements - Click here for more information2014-4077
Disease/ConditionBone Cancer
Cancer
Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neoplasms
Surgery
Principal InvestigatorDavid Geller, MD
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