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Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

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

Surgery Programs and Services

Children's Hospital Los Angeles provides the full spectrum of surgical care—from routine procedures to complex surgeries—in two modern, leading-edge surgical centers. Many surgery centers are not able to provide care for children who need complex operations. These types of cases are routinely treated at Children's Hospital.

Our surgeons have access to all of the specialists who may be needed for a child's recovery. Post-surgery care is coordinated by a multispecialty team of pediatric experts and children can be smoothly transferred from the operating room to an inpatient setting.

About Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 11 children's hospitals in the nation, and the only hospital in California, to be named to the elite Honor Roll of children's hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2011-12. Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children's Hospital Los Angeles is also home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States, and is one of America's premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

Family-Friendly Environment

  • Pre-surgical tours offered
  • Play area staffed with a Child Life Specialist
  • Access to our gardens, dining options and waiting areas
  • Parents join children at the bedside as they go to sleep and awaken after surgery
  • Complimentary valet service on procedure day

Community Locations

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Arcadia
  • Encino Office
  • Long Beach Office
  • Thousand Oaks Office
  • West Los Angeles Office


With a commitment to innovation, USC General Pediatrics emphasizes the use of minimally-invasive surgical techniques whenever possible, which can reduce discomfort and speed recovery times in young patients. In addition, USC General Pediatrics has emerged as a leader in such areas as oncology and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

State of the Art Care

We offer treatment modalities for endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, as well as Robotic Surgery as part of our Minimally Invasive Surgery program. We are the only program in the nation with expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty. Through our use of the latest medical diagnostic protocols, surgical treatments, and cutting-edge research, we treat the little things, the big things, and everything.

Professional Societies

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

Research Efforts

Central to the division's focused research is the Developmental Biology Program, housed in The Saban Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition, our division leads research efforts designed to improve surgical techniques for children.

Contact Us

USC Pediatric Surgery
1520 San Pablo St.
Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033-4612

Phone: (323) 361-2322


Medical Disclaimer

This website was developed in 2011 as a service provided by the Division of Pediatric Surgery of the Department of Surgery. This website provides selected information available about pediatric diseases and procedures which may become out of date over time. It is important that individuals see a healthcare professional for detailed information about medical conditions and treatment. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional, or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan. The Division of Pedatric Surgery has taken and will continue to take efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this website.


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1520 San Pablo St.
Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033-4612

Phone: (323) 361-2322

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