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California Pediatric Surgical Group provides comprehensive care for surgical problems in antenatally anticipated newborns to infants. We are certified and re-certified by the American Board of Surgery as highly trained specialists for newborns needing major corrective surgery. We are leaders in advanced minimally-invasive surgical techniques, which means less pain and quicker recovery. 

Newborn surgical diseases include tracheo-esophageal fistula and esophageal atresia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, sacrococcygeal teratoma, gastroschisis, omphalocele, intestinal and colonic atresia, duodenal atresia, intestinal malrotation and/or midgut volvulus, meconium ileus, need for gastric tube feeding access, central venous lines, and inguinal hernias.

Some of these congenital anomalies can be prenatally diagnosed and some cannot. For those that can be prenatally diagnosed, we are available for prenatal consultation at any time during pregnancy. During this visit, we will review the prenatal imaging and possible diagnoses. In addition, we will outline step by step what to expect from the moment the baby is born to when the baby goes home for the first time and beyond. We can also provide tours of the operating room and the NICU, where their baby will be cared for.

For those disease processes that are only evident at birth or thereafter, our group is on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and will be by the bedside within moments as the need arises. The three Pediatric Surgeons in California Pediatric Surgical Group are interchangeable and therefore surgical care and management is seamless, with no lapses in attentiveness or quality of care.

Having a newborn in the hospital is extremely demanding and stressful for the family, especially when the duration extends to weeks and even months, which is sometimes necessary. This stress is further exacerbated when their baby is far from home, in places such as Los Angeles and elsewhere. The multi-disciplinary team at Ventura County Medical Center provides elite-level care within the county, on par with that in stand-alone children’s hospitals. Ventura County Medical Center is fully staffed to care for newborns of all gestational ages and sizes, from gestation to birth to discharge, with a Materno-Fetal Medicine OB/GYN physician, Level 3 NICU, and board-certified Pediatric Anesthesiologists. The only services that are not available are congenital cardiac surgery and extra-corporeal membrane oxygentation (ECMO).

The care that the families and babies of Ventura County need and deserve is within the community. California Pediatric Surgical Group is here to provide that care.