Pediatric Surgery | OLOL Children's Hospital

Pediatric Surgery

Is your child facing surgery? Did you know that 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. And Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital has dedicated pediatric operating and recovery rooms. After surgery, parents are invited to wait with their child in the recovery room. We also have a dedicated child life specialist that helps explain the process to kids in terms they can understand and feel comfortable with. 

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 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

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.

Robotic Surgery

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, read the latest issue of Amazing magazine about a feature story on pediatric robotic surgery and how Dr. James Wood helped save the life of a very special patient named Kort.

Pediatric Surgeons at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Faith Hansbrough, MD  received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. She continued at Louisiana State University Medical Center with a general surgery internship, residency and research Fellowship. She completed her pediatric surgery Fellowship at State University of New York, Downstate. Dr. Hansbrough is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Board Certified in pediatric surgery. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center.

John Lopoo, MD  received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He was a clinical research Fellow at the Fetal Treatment Center at University of California at San Francisco and a pediatric surgery Fellow at Children’s Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lopoo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Board Certified in pediatric surgery. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center.

Robert Upp, MD  received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed a general surgery internship, residency and research fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in Galveston, TX and pediatric surgery residency at Ohio State University Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. Dr. Upp is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. He is Board Certified in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center.

James H. Wood, MD  received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, where he also completed his residency in general surgery. Dr. Wood also completed a general surgery residency and pediatric surgery research Fellowship at University of Colorado Denver. He then completed a final pediatric surgery residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Surgery Association, American College of Surgeons and Association for Academic Surgery. Dr. Wood is Board Certified in pediatric surgery.

Procedures

Chest

  • Pectus excavatum/carinatum
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Airway foreign bodies
  • Diaphragmetic hernia
  • Esophageal foreign bodies
  • Lung biopsy and resection
  • Video-assisted Thoracoscopy

Extremities

  • Supernumerary digits
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Foreign bodies
  • Burn care 
  • Soft tissue cysts and masses

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

Gastrointestinal

  • 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

Genito-Urinary

  • Hernia
  • Hydorceles
  • Hypospadius
  • Undescended testis
  • Circumcision
  • Varicocele
  • Testicular mass
  • Testicular torsion
  • Ovarian cysts

Head and Neck

  • Cervical adenopathy
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Torticollis
  • Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Congenital cysts, sinuses and masses

Oncology

  • Wilm’s yumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Pulmonary masses
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Teratomas
  • Vascular access

Outpatient Pediatric Surgery services available at this location:

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

Telephone:
(225) 769-2295