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Meet Our Leadership
Jennifer H. Aldrink, MD
Katherine J. Deans, MD
Renata B. Fabia, MD, PhD
Jonathan I. Groner, MD
Brian D. Kenney, MD, MPH
Denis R. King, MD
Marc P. Michalsky, MD
Peter C. Minneci, MD
Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD
Steven Teich, MD
July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
Inpatient Discharges: 2,144
Observation and Outpatient in a Bed Discharges: 319
Total Discharges: 2,463
Average Length of Stay*: 4.1
Average Daily Census*: 24.2
Total Patient Days*: 8,832
*Excludes observation patients
Total Surgical Procedures: 3,964
Inpatient Consults: 1,968
Surgery/Burn Clinic Visits: 8,014
Mansfield Close To HomeSM Surgery Clinic Visits: 76
Total Clinic Visits: 8,090
At Nationwide Children’s, our Department of Surgery provides comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions, including major congenital anomalies, traumatic and thermal injuries, and tumors. An important part of our care involves ready access to laboratory, radiological and diagnostic services.
All outpatients are evaluated in a pediatric surgical clinic in our Outpatient Care Center on our main hospital campus, and at our surgery clinics scheduled at the Mansfield Close To Home Center, and the Ironton Close To Home Center (Urology clinic). We also feature our Westerville Surgery Center, a newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility where we also conduct outpatient evaluations, as well as outpatient surgical procedures.
Our surgeons are skilled in the use of advanced techniques and technology, including minimally invasive approaches. The Robot-Assisted Surgery program at Nationwide Children’s is just one example of our advanced approach to pediatric care.
In addition, we are one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Ohio. And of the three, we are the only one that is a verified Burn Center by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons.
Our pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). And, we have proudly earned the highest honor in nursing excellence with our Magnet™ designation.
We are recognized for quality patient care and innovations in nursing practice. Plus, we are ranked as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S.News & World Report in all 10 pediatric specialties, including Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Urology.
The Department of Surgery includes the following surgical specialties:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Daniel B. Herz Named Director of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Daniel B. Herz, MD, a pediatric urological surgeon, has joined the Section of Urology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as director of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery. This new program launched in January 2013 with the installation of a state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system from Intuitive Surgical, and will enhance the current minimally-invasive surgery capabilities at Nationwide Children’s. The initial focus of the program will be Urology, eventually expanding to encompass additional surgical specialties. Read the news release »
Stimulator Device Offers Treatment Option for Children with Incontinence
Incontinence is typically a condition associated with adults; however, many children also struggle with incontinence – bladder, bowel or both. In order to help these children, doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have turned to a device, typically used in adult patients, to help manage children with chronic incontinence.
The sacral nerve stimulator is a surgically implanted device that helps regulate the bowel muscles and/or urethral (bladder) sphincter to control fecal and urine flow. Read the news release »
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Nationwide Children's Hospital is enhancing its strong commitment to minimally invasive surgery through the introduction of a Minimally Invasive Surgery Program. This new program has several areas of focus including advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic and theracoscopic techniques for:
For referrals and consultation, please call (614) 722-3900.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Opens First, Suburban Surgery Center in Westerville
Located in Westerville, the new pediatric and adolescent surgery center gives families another option for convenient, family-centered access to outpatient surgery. Learn more about the Westerville Surgery Center
Help Your Child Prepare for Surgery
For more information on helping your child prepare for surgery view our Parent Resource Surgery Guide.
View our tours and share them with your child so you both know what to expect before you arrive. If you don't know the surgery location, ask your referring physician or check your surgery guide if you've been given one.
Would you like a personal tour for you and your family? We offer tours for both our Surgery Center and Surgery Unit. The appointment includes a tour, a time to explore medical equipment and a question and answer time for your family. To request a tour, you may call us at (614) 722-2929 or complete our Surgery Tour Request Form.
Anesthesia Questionnaire Form
The Anesthesia Questionnaire form is used within many areas of the hospital. Please feel free to download and complete the Pre-Admission Testing Questionnaire. You may also be asked to complete additional forms once you arrive for your services. Patient Account Representatives can help you Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call (614) 722-2055 or email us at Children'sPatientAccounts@NationwideChildrens.org.