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Pediatric Surgery


The Department of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

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UCLA Pediatric SurgeryThe UCLA Pediatric Surgeons are devoted exclusively to the surgical care of infants and children with severe birth defects and acquired illnesses (e.g., cancer). Working closely with referring primary care pediatricians and family physicians as well pediatric specialists, UCLA pediatric surgeons treat a wide variety of clinical problems in neonatology, gastroenterology, oncology, nephrology, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, and several other specialty areas. Our pediatric surgeons have extensive experience with the most complex of surgical procedures treating congenital and acquired gastrointestinal and thoracic disorders in children. New technologies for minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery for infants and children are practiced routinely. The faculty also provide pediatric surgical support for the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Expecting parents can also make prenatal consults with the UCLA pediatric surgeons for known fetal anomalies through our UCLA Fetal Care Center.

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is a busy regional and international referral center for critically ill infants and children who require our pediatric surgical care with state-of-the-art facilities, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as well as extensive array of pediatric subspecialitists available. At all times, the pediatric surgical patients are treated by personnel dedicated to the care of children. The private hospital rooms are designed such that parents can stay with their child in comfort while in the hospital. Special play areas and child-life specialists are available to provide a non-threatening and playful atmosphere for children during their stay. On the other hand, more routine procedures (e.g., hernias) can be treated frequently with a brief outpatient surgery at the UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center.

In addition to the clinical programs and education, the UCLA pediatric surgeons have active programs in the pediatric surgical research to foster new treatments for children with surgically treated illnesses.

FORMS: Please visit the Pediatric Surgery website for forms and additional patient resources.

Telephone Number
(310) 206-2429 Patient Appointments

Fax Number
(310) 206-1120

Chief Specialty
Dunn, James MD Pediatric Surgery

DeUgarte, Daniel MD Pediatric Surgery
Lee, Steven MD Pediatric Surgery
Shekherdimian, Shant MD Pediatric Surgery
Shew, Stephen MD Pediatric Surgery

Professor Emeritus
Pediatric Surgery

Age/Sex Gender
Child/Teen Health
Practice Location
Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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