Pediatric Surgery

About Our Facilities

Our Lady of the Lake conducts more surgery than any other hospital in the state of Louisiana. Surgery services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital has dedicated pediatric operating rooms and dedicated pediatric recovery rooms. After surgery, parents are invited to wait with their child in the recovery room.   

We also are one of the first hospitals in Louisiana to offer pediatric robotic surgery. Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows our surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive or laparoscopic (small incision) surgery where surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist them in certain surgical procedures.

To learn more about our emergence as a robotic surgery leader, visit pediatric robotic surgery to read a feature story in Amazing magazine about Dr. James Wood and a very special patient named Kort.

Pre-Surgery Testing and Consultation

At Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, we do our best to alleviate as much tension for our young patients as possible. When we inform a child and family that a surgery will be needed, we try to schedule pre-surgery consults for the very same day.

Appointments are not necessary. Your child will also meet with a member of the surgical department in scrubs so he/she will become familiar and comfortable in a surgical environment.

For your convenience the Pre-Admission and Registration Center (PARC) is open Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm.

At this visit you will:

  • Complete any lab work and diagnostic testing
  • Update your child's current medical history
  • Receive education about your child's procedure
  • Discuss any discharge needs with the nurse
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns
  • Begin the registration process

Pre-Registration and Certification

If you are unable to visit the PARC, our admissions staff will attempt to contact you by phone regarding your child's admission to the hospital and to verify insurance coverage. If you do not have insurance our staff is available to assist you. The Admissions Department can be reached at (225) 765-8899.

Directions to the Pre-Admission and Registration Center

Exit 1-10 or 1-12 at Essen Lane. Go south on Essen lane. Turn right onto Hennessy Boulevard. Continue two blocks and turn right into the Medical Plaza parking lot which provides quick and easy access to the Pre-Admission and Registration Center.

Scope of Services:


  • Pectus Excavatum/Carinatum
  • Sponataneous Pneumothorax
  • Airway Foreign Bodies
  • Diaphragmetic Hernia
  • Thorascopic Hernia
  • Thoracoscopic Decortications
  • Thoracoscopic Lung Resection
  • Esophageal Foreign Bodies


  • Supernumerary Digits
  • Ganglions
  • Foreign Bodies

Fetal Diagnosis Consulted For:

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)
  • Intestinal Obstruction/Duplication
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Abdominal Wall Defects
  • Cystic Hygromas
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • Choledochal Cysts
  • Ovarian Cysts


  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
  • Laparoscropic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Upper GI Bleeding
  • Lower GI Bleeding
  • Acute and Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Short Gut Syndrome
  • Appendicitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical Granulomas
  • Hirschprung’s Disease
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Perirectal Abscesses


  • Hernias
  • Hydorceles
  • Hypospadius
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Circumcisions
  • Varicoceles
  • Testicular Masses
  • Testicular Torsions
  • Ovarian Cysts

Head and Neck

  • Cervical Adenopathy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Torticollis
  • Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia)
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cysts
  • Parotid Masses


  • Wilm’s Tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Pulmonary Masses
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Teratomas


  • Burn Care (comprehensive acute—not plastic reconstruction
  • Dermoids/Cysts

Special Techniques

  • Incisionless Pull Throughs
  • Nuss Procedure

Outpatient pediatric surgery services available at this location:

Pediatric Surgery of Louisiana
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 212
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Telephone Number:
(225) 769-2295

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