Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Almond specializes in all areas of surgery for infants, children and teenagers at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.


Prenatal Counseling and Fetal Surgery
Neonatal (Newborn) Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Weight Loss Surgery
Kidney Transplant Surgery


Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Cancer
Liver tumors, Teratomas, Wilms’ Tumor
Chest (Mediastinal) Tumors & Cysts
Pectus Excavatum
Lung Lesions/Empyema
Neck Masses/Branchial Cysts & Sinuses
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Cholecystitis Acalculous
Cholelithiasis (Gallstones)
Biliary Dyskinesia
Meckel’s Diverticulum
Ulcerative Colitis/Crohns
Inguinal Hernia/Umbilical Hernia
Undescended Testis
Torsion of Testicular Appendix
Spleen Problems
Perirectal Abscess


Neonatal Surgery

Complex Gastrointestinal Disorders in Neonates (Newborns)

  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis
  • Inguinal Hernias:  An inguinal (pronounced ING-win-ul) hernia is a bulge of tissue in the groin. The tissue bulges into a sac that comes out of a hole in the wall of the abdomen.
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Intestinal Intussusception
  • Malrotation and Volvulus
  • Duodenal Intestinal Atresia
  • Small Bowel Atresia
  • Meconium Ileus
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Cystic Hygroma


Advanced Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery


Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Bowel resection (inflammatory bowel disease)
Laparoscopic Resection of abdominal mass/tumors
Laparoscopic Hirschsprung’s disease
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Liver biopsy
Trauma Laparoscopy


Thoracoscopic Spine Exposure for Scoliosis Surgery
Thoracoscopic Pectus Excavatum (Nuss) Repair
Thoracoscopic Resection of Lung
Thoracoscopic Biopsy of Chest Masses
Thoracoscopic Resection of Mediastinal Masses
Thoracoscopic Decortication
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis


Endoscopic Fetal Surgery & Treatment



Medical Travel to Driscoll Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Surgery


National medical travel for pediatric patients is for parents who wish to journey to major medical centers like Driscoll Children’s Hospital for medical and surgical treatment that is unavailable in their own communities.


Dr. Stephen Almond Biography