Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery Expert Witness

Pediatric surgeon operating on a childA Pediatric Surgery expert witness is a Pediatric Surgeon who testifies on the diagnosis and treatment of surgical disease and trauma in children.  Pediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery focusing on surgery of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Pediatric Surgeons complete four years of medical school followed by a five-year General Surgery residency and an additional two-years of training dedicated to Pediatric Surgery. Pediatric Surgeons work in children’s hospitals, university medical centers, community hospitals, and clinic settings. Pediatric Surgeons treat children from the newborn stage through late adolescence, and perform a spectrum of both traditional and minimally-invasive surgeries. Children are not simply small adults, and Pediatric Surgeons are specialized in caring for the physiologic differences specific to this population. Fetal surgery and neonatal surgery are two further subspecialties of Pediatric Surgery.  A carefully aligned Pediatric Surgery expert witness can address any of these complex areas.

Medical malpractice litigation in Pediatric Surgery involves complications of surgical procedures. A Pediatric Surgery expert witness also may be called as an expert on causation, educating the trier of fact on the cause, extent, and prognosis of various pediatric illness, conditions, and injuries.

Pediatric Surgery Case Matter

Elite Medical Experts secures experts to review all aspects of Pediatric Surgery litigation and consulting, including:

  • Intestinal atresia
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Imperforate anus
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
  • Solid tumors
  • Intussusception
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Wilms tumor
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome/tight inlet syndrome
  • Inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias
  • Traumatic injuries (gunshot wounds, knife wounds, liver lacerations)
  • Appendicitis
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Airway foreign bodies
  • Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Feeding tube placement

Given the complexity of Pediatric Surgery, an experienced Board-Certified Pediatric Surgeon expert from a leading university medical center is an invaluable resource in evaluating challenging issues. To secure a hand-selected Pediatric Surgery expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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