Pediatric Cancer Surgery

No parent wants to hear their child has cancer. At Boys Town, we understand the fear, anxiety and shock such a diagnosis brings, and the burden felt by parents who only want to find the best treatment and care for their little one.

Our pediatric cancer surgery team is dedicated to helping you and your family through every step of the journey. With compassion and understanding, we are here to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, be a shoulder to lean on or cry on, and work tirelessly toward the only goal that matters – beating cancer.    

Pediatric Surgery Specialists

Our team is led by Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, the nation's only pediatric general and thoracic surgeon with credentials that include board certification and extensive specialized training in surgical oncology, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery.  Dr. Abdessalam, together with a team of advanced practice providers, nurses, anesthesiologists and child life specialist, we bring the training, experience and compassion to provide the most advanced treatments and therapies to address all of your child's unique needs – physical, developmental and emotional.

Conditions We Treat

  • Lymphoma
  • Wilms Tumor (nephroblastoma)
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Testicular/Ovarian
  • Thyroid
  • Skin

Procedures and Treatments

At Boys Town Hospital, Dr. Abdessalam and his team perform a range of advanced surgical procedures that include:

  • Head and Neck Dissections
  • Parotidectomies
  • Thyroidectomies
  • Lung Resections
  • Mediastinal Mass Resections
  • Liver Resections
  • Nephrectomies (removal of one or both kidneys)
  • Adrenalectomies
  • Pancreatic Resections
  • Splenectomies
  • Stomach/Small Bowel/Colon Resections
  • Orchiectomies (removal of one or both testicles)
  • Oophorectomies (removal of an ovary or ovaries)
  • Lymph Node Dissections
  • Amputations/Chest Wall Resections
  • Sentinel Node/Lymph Node Biopsies

Trust Boys Town Hospital to deliver the most comprehensive and effective treatment plan for your child. Together, let us beat cancer.    


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