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Pediatric General Surgery

The Akron Children’s Hospital Department of General Pediatric Surgery cares for thousands of children each year.

Our surgeons provide a wide range of procedures and many are minimally invasive using laparoscopic, endoscopic and needlescopic techniques. This helps our surgeons achieve our goal of making surgery less invasive and reducing scar size.

In addition, Akron Children’s is also 1 of only 3 hospitals in the U.S. that offers gastric electrical stimulation to treat gastroparesis in children. Gastroparesis occurs when the abdominal nerves are paralyzed and unable to pump food through the body. With gastric electrical stimulation, physicians implant a device similar to a pacemaker that tells the stomach to squeeze, helping push the food through the intestines.

A team approach.

One of our greatest strengths is the collaboration of our pediatric care team. Our staff provides support through the entire surgical process from hospitalization through discharge and home care. From anesthesiologists to dietitians, all of our clinicians have specialized knowledge and training in the care and treatment of children.

This collaboration allows us to develop the best possible plan of care for your child – from the first clinic visit through surgery and follow-up.

We also believe families are an important part of our care team and encourage you to participate with doctors and nurses in your child’s care plan.

We have a singular focus: Children.

We exclusively train and perform surgery on kids. So we know that their diseases, symptoms and even the way they react to surgery differ from adults. We tailor everything – from anesthesia to IV fluids – to their size and stage of growth.

We also know the importance of caring for their emotional needs. Our pediatric surgeons examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative, and they use equipment and facilities specifically designed for children.

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Locations

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Pediatric General Surgery, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric General Surgery, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Outpatient Surgery Center
Akron Children's Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center
Kay Jewelers Pavilion
One Perkins Square
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44302
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Pediatric Surgery
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Pediatric Surgery, Amherst
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery, Amherst
Akron Children's Health Center, Amherst
47185 Cooper Foster Park Road
Amherst, Ohio 44001
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Pediatric Surgery, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Pediatric Surgery, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center, Mansfield
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Pediatric Surgery, New Philadelphia
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery, New Philadelphia
1045 West High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Pediatric Surgery, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Scott Boulanger
Scott Boulanger, MD

Director, Pediatric General Surgery; Pediatric General Surgeon

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Physicians/Providers:

David Andrews, MD, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon

John Crow, MD, FAAP, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon; Burn Surgeon; Physician Liaison, Akron Children's Hospital Foundation

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Nathan Heinzerling, MD

Assistant Trauma Medical Director, Pediatric Surgery;Pediatric General Surgeon

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Justin Huntington, MD

Pediatric General Surgeon

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Joseph Iocono, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon

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Robert Parry, MD, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon; Innovation Partner, Innovation Center

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Timothy Pittinger, MD

Pediatric General Surgeon

Todd Ponsky, MD, FACS

Pediatric General Surgeon

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Douglas Potoka, MD

Pediatric General Surgeon

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Mark Wulkan, MD, FACS, FAAP

Chair, Department of Surgery; Bruce F. Rothmann, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Reyhanna Abdullah, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Katelyn Adler, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Carolyn Davis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Anna Frabotta, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Julia Schrof, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Amy Seymore, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Melissa Stefanik, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Katharine Tavani, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Megan Tevepaugh, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Abdominal surgery, anorectal malformation/imperforate anus/cloaca, anorectal malformation repair, av fistula/shunt construction or takedown, biliary atresia, bowel malrotation, bowel management¸ bowel obstruction, circumcision, esophageal and tracheal repair, gallbladder removal, gastroesophageal reflux procedures (Nissen), gastroschisis, gastrostomy tube placement, head and neck tumors and cysts, hernia repair: inguinal – umbilical – ventral, Hirschsprung’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal atresia repair, neuroblastoma excision, omphalocele, orchidopexy, ovarian torsion, pectus carinatum, pectus excavatum, pectus repair, pilonidal cysts, pyloric stenosis, removal of foreign bodies from trachea/esophagus, rhabdomyosarcoma, soft tissue repair, testicular torsion, thoracic, lung and mediastinal tumor excision, thoracic surgery, tumor surgery, Wilms’ tumor



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