Division of

Pediatric General Surgery

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The Division of Pediatric General Surgery provides consultation and comprehensive treatment of all operative and non-operative pediatric surgical problems. This includes common problems such as: hernias, hydroceles, appendicitis, pyloric stenosis, intussusception, gastro-esophageal reflux, "lumps and bumps," and soft tissue infections. Uncommon problems include congenital anomalies and tumors of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, organ failure requiring transplantation, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery clinic offices are located at Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle campus 7th floor, Pavilion entrance, and at Children's Bellevue Campus.

DOS Mission Statement

Pediatric Services


Robert Sawin, MD

Professor, Pediatric General Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Seattle Children’s Hospital


John Waldhausen, MD

Professor, Division Chief, Pediatric General Surgery