Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery

Akron Children's Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery program uses miniature instruments and equipment to remove or repair major organs, joints and tissues through a few tiny openings.

McCollum Mark
Mark McCollum, MD
Director, Trauma Services; Pediatric Surgeon

Ponsky Todd
Todd Ponsky, MD, FACS
Pediatric Surgeon

Waight David
David Waight, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • An Akron Children's pediatric surgeon performed the world's first laparoscopy on a child in 1991.
  • Studies show that minimally invasive surgeries require less pain medication and result in fewer scars, less inflammation, less trauma to the body, less blood loss during surgery, and shorter hospital stays.


Patient Family Resources

We know you must have questions about your child's surgery. We hope you find these articles and links helpful.

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Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery