Pediatric Surgery

Our Services

Children are not just small adults, they have specific illnesses that require the knowledge of specially trained professional that perform surgeries on children of all ages including neonates, infants, and adolescents.  Our team treats a wide variety of surgical problems including:

  • chest and abdominal surgery
  • surgical oncology
  • head and neck surgery
  • endocrine and hernia surgery
  • newborn surgery and more 
  • Our team also consults on surgical condition on the unborn child 

Many of our operations can be performed using minimally invasive surgery techniques which means less pain and quicker recovery times. The Children's Hospital now offers the pediatric daVinci® robotic surgery system  to assist surgeons as they perform minimally invasive surgeries on children. This new pediatric state of the art system offers multiple benefits to both surgeons and patients. We are the only hospital in the state of Georgia trained in the pediatric robotic surgery system.

Our team of highly trained pediatric surgery team takes care of children in a compassionate and family-centered environment.  Our teams consists of pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing staff, child life specialists, and others to ensure the best care for kids.   

What is a Pediatric Surgeon?

When your child requires medical treatment, you want him or her to have the very best care available. So when your child needs an operation, you will want to consult with a surgeon who is qualified in operating on children. Surgeons who specialize in general surgery often provide surgical care for children, and they are fully qualified to perform many operations on children. Pediatric surgeons operate on children whose development ranges from the newborn stage through the teenage years.

What is the Pediatric Surgeon's role in treating the child?

Pediatric surgeons are primarily concerned with the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of surgical problems in children. Pediatric surgeons work in partnership with all of the specialists involved in a child's medical care to determine whether surgery is the best option for the child.

What difference can a pediatric surgeon make?

Pediatric surgeons specialize in the surgical care of children. They are surgeons who are trained and orientated in working with children and understanding their special needs. In addition, they help to train future surgeons and subspecialists to care for future generations. Pediatric surgeons are able to save whole lifetimes, and have the opportunity to follow their patients through a productive young life into adulthood.

Meet Our Surgeons:

Issam J. Shaker, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Joshua B. Glenn, M.D., FACS, FAAP

If you would like for your child to be evaluated by one of our surgeons, please have your primary care provider or Pediatrician make a referral for you. If you have any questions, please call our office at 478-633-8383 or visit our website