Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Robert Cina and provider with a patient

The MUSC Children's Health Pediatric Surgery team treats children from the newborn stage through late adolescence. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children requires rigorous residency and fellowship training.

We collaborate with pediatric anesthesia, emergency medicine, ICU, gastroenterology and other pediatric subspecialists. We also work closely with specialty nursing staff, physical and occupational therapy, child life experts and other Children’s Hospital resources to allow our team to provide high quality, patient-focused care.


Services We Offer 

  • Bowel management
  • Broviacs and ports
  • Chest wall deformity center (destination program for pectus patients)
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures (thoracoscopy and laparoscopy)
  • Feeding tubes (button and PEG)
  • Level I pediatric trauma center
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and robotic surgery
  • Only pediatric burn service center in South Carolina
  • Reflux surgery (Nissen fundoplication)
  • Telemedicine program available for surgical consults
  • Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents with Severe Obesity

Surgical Conditions We Treat

  • Appendicitis
  • Burns
  • Chest wall deformities/pectus
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Congenital lesions (hemangiomas and lymphangiomas)
  • Congenital lung lesions
  • Gallstones
  • GYN and ovarian pathology in children
  • Hernias (inguinal and umbilical)
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hydroceles
  • IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Imperforate anus
  • Intestinal atresias
  • Lumps and skin lesions
  • Neck and thyroid lesions
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pediatric tumors: Wilms’, sarcomas, neuroblastoma
  • Prenatal consults
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Undescended testis


Surgery Services

Chest Wall Deformity Center

The Center for Chest Wall Deformities at MUSC Children's Health offers the most advanced level of health care for chest wall deformities.

Related Services

Adolescent Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program
The MUSC Health Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program offers surgical weight loss for adolescents with severe obesity.


Childrens Health at Beaufort

122 Okatie Center Boulevard
Suite: 230
Okatie, SC 29909

Children's Hospital

10 McClennan Banks Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
Main: 843-792-2300

Mount Pleasant Specialty Care

2705 Highway 17
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Main: 843-876-2222


4330 Ladson Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Main: 843-876-2222

Surgery North Charleston

R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion
2250 Mall Drive
Floor: 2
North Charleston, SC 29406
Scheduling: 843-876-0444

More Care Team Members

Julie Mansfield | Physician Assistant

Jennifer Waterhouse | Nurse Practitioner

Ryan Howard, RN | Burn Nurse

Julie Noel, RN | Clinic Nurse

Kathy Chessman, Pharm D

Julie Caraway | Administrative Support

Josh Dakin | Administrative Support