Pediatric Surgical Services

Akron Children's Division of Pediatric Surgical Services performs general and specialized surgical procedures - from uncomplicated tonsillectomies to neurosurgery, open heart, orthopedic, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Read More...

Andrews David
David Andrews, MD, FACS
Director, Surgical Critical Care

Babyak John
John Babyak, MD
Director, Mahoning Valley Surgical Services

Adamczyk Mark
Mark Adamczyk, MD
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Treatment Center

Bono Kenneth
Kenneth Bono, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Crow John
John Crow, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery

Garrison Aaron
Aaron Garrison, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Hudgins Roger
Roger Hudgins, MD
Director, Division of Neurosurgery Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Jones Kerwyn
Kerwyn Jones, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics

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

Milo Anton
Anton Milo, MD, DDS
Director, Ear, Nose & Throat Center; Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Surgery

Murthy Ananth
Ananth Murthy, MD, FACS
Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Medical Director, Craniofacial Center, and Speech Surgery Clinic

Parry Robert
Robert Parry, MD, FACS
Director, Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon

Riley Patrick
Patrick Riley, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Ritzman Todd
Todd Ritzman, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Schrader William
William Schrader, MD
Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Weiner Dennis
Dennis Weiner, MD
Director, Skeletal Dysplasia Center

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Daniel McMahon MD
Director, Pediatric Urology

Nasrallah Phillip

Pittinger Timothy
Timothy Pittinger, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Medical Director, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute

Knuth Candace
Candace Knuth, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Larson-Spurgeon Darla

Mossides Cara
Cara Mossides, MSN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Orthopedics

Rapacz Denise
Denise Rapacz, RN, CNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Ryan Ann
Ann Ryan, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • In 2010, Akron Children's performed 14,237 surgeries.
  • About 80% of Akron Children's surgeries are done on an outpatient basis.


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Surgical Services - Overview

Doggie Brigade members visit the surgery waiting area.

Our Surgical Services department performs more than 15,000 pediatric surgical procedures each year at our campuses in Akron and Boardman - more than any other hospital in northeast Ohio.

Our staff — from pediatric surgeons to pediatric anesthesiologists and nurses — are carefully trained in meeting the unique surgical needs and concerns of children and their families.

Akron Children's pediatric anesthesiologists are experienced at helping a child go to sleep with as little anesthesia as possible. They understand the medical differences between children and adults, such as smaller airways.

Our surgeons have expertise in all aspects of pediatric surgery, including endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, and conditions related to the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Our special equipment is also suited to the size of the patient — from infants to young adults — help assure successful outcomes to the surgery and anesthesia.

In addition, child life specialists give pre-surgery tours to prepare children (and parents) for what they can expect to see, hear, feel, taste or smell. To schedule a pre-surgery tour, call 330-543-8700 (Akron), or 330-746-8106 (Beeghly Campus).

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Akron Children's Hospital
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-1000
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Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Kikel Center for Pediatric Surgery
Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St.
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-746-8110
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