Child Life Specialist
World Leader In

Helping Kids Feel Whole

Kids mean the world to us. Nationally known for our pediatric surgery program, AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is a world leader in minimally invasive surgery for children and adolescents. Thanks to ongoing advances in pediatric surgical procedures, your child can recover more quickly and experience fewer complications than with traditional surgery, as many procedures require just a few stitches to close.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Big Solutions for Young Patients

Leading the Way in Pediatric Surgery

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  • What to Expect

    Regardless of the reason for your visit, we try to make your stay with us as stress-free and pleasant as possible, for both you and your child.

  • Surgical Procedures

    Thanks to ongoing advances in medicine, many pediatric surgeries can be performed on children through an opening no bigger than a dime, and in many cases even smaller.

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A Word from Our Medical Director

Raleigh Thompson, MD, Pediatric General Surgery Program

Our highly trained surgical team—from the board-certified surgeons and pediatric specialists to the pediatric nurses—is focused on one goal: healing your child through the power of medicine and the gift of compassion.

Here for the Whole Family

Meet Our Pediatric Surgery Team

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Child-Centered Care

We understand that dealing with the need for a pediatric surgical procedure can be overwhelming, both physically and mentally. This is not only true for your child, but for the entire family as well. That’s why at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we are committed to providing comprehensive child-friendly care with heartfelt compassion. This commitment is evident in our unique healing environment and the integrated, interdisciplinary teams who perform specialized and often highly complex surgical procedures.

To learn more about AdventHealth for Children's nationally recognized pediatric surgery program, call Call 407-303-5437 .

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Trusted General Surgeons

Just a Click Away

If you need surgery, finding the right doctor is the first step to feeling whole again. 

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Download Our Free Guidebooks

These brochures will help you prepare for your surgery and recovery.

Conditions We Treat

  • Atresia (gastrointestinal)
  • Carinatum (pigeon chest)
  • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)/Sequestration
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Pectus Excavatum (funnel chest)
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Undescended Testicles