The program for Minimally Invasive Surgery is designed to provide children and their families with the most extensive and cutting-edge options in dealing with their diseases. At Children's Hospital, laparoscopic appendectomies, cholecystectomies, pyloromyotomies, splenectomies, and fundoplications are routinely offered. Thoracoscopic operations such as decortications and Nuss procedures are also performed. We have performed laparoscopic pullthroughs for high imperforate anus, laparoscopic nephrectomies, and thoracoscopic tracheo-esophageal fistula repairs. Our primary service goal to our community is to provide the patients with the best possible surgical care. In so doing, we feel that we give our residents a well-rounded training which will prepare them as pediatric surgeons in the future.