Surgical Videos

Johns Hopkins All Children’offers a wide range of pediatric surgical videosincluding minimally invasive surgery for infants, children and young adults.  

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric General Surgery team uses a variety of surgical procedures, including the latest minimally invasive techniques, to treat patients with common and complex surgical needs.

WARNING: This material is for training purposes only and contains graphic video content. 


A minimally invasive procedure to remove the appendix through three small incisions.

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Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)  

A procedure to remove the gallbladder, the organ that stores digestive fluid from the liver.

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Cholecystectomy (Single Incision Laparoscopic)  

Using leading-edge technology, we can now remove the gallbladder through a single incision in the belly button. This results in a scar that is almost invisible.

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Enteric Cyst Excision  

This procedure removes a cystic duplication of the intestine (a congenital abnormality of the intestine).

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Fundoplication is a minimally invasive procedure where the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus to help prevent severe cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Inguinal Hernia  

Inguinal hernia repair is a minimally invasive procedure to correct an inguinal hernia, a hernia that occurs in the groin region. There are several repair techniques, including eversion technique and intracorporeal suturing.

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Ovarian Masses   

An operation on ovarian masses includes using minimally invasive techniques to remove large cysts and solid masses on the ovaries. Instruments 2 mm in diameter are used, which allows laparoscopic operations on even the smallest patients.

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Pectus Excavatum Repair / Nuss Procedure  

The minimally invasive Nuss procedure involves three small incisions on the chest. A metal bar spanning the width of the chest is implanted under the sternum in the chest cavity. The bar lifts up the breastbone and corrects the deformity over time.

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This procedure corrects pyloric stenosis, a thickening in the muscle at the end of the stomach which can prevent food from leaving the stomach, causing vomiting. Minimally invasive techniques and very small instruments open the muscle enough for babies to enjoy eating again.

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Pyloromyotomy (Alternative Knife) 

Another technique used for performing the operation for pyloric stenosis.

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Splenic Cyst: Partial Excision  

A partial excision of a splenic cyst involves a minimally invasive technique where three or four small incisions are made. There are many types of splenic cysts including simple cysts, post trauma and post infection.

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Splenopexy for a Wandering Spleen  

A splenopexy is a laparoscopic technique to anchor the spleen in a retroperitoneal pocket, avoiding an open incision and any artificial patches.

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Thoracoscopic Excision of Esophageal Duplication  

This operation removes cystic lesions in the central portion of the chest cavity using a video scope and three small incisions on the chest wall.

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Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis  

This operation uses minimally invasive techniques to treat hyperhidrosis, debilitating palm and/or feet sweating.

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Thoracoscopic Lung Resection  

This operation uses minimally invasive techniques to remove portions of the lung using three small incisions.

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Thoracoscopic Treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

This minimally invasive operation uses thoracoscopic repair to treat CDH with incisions only 3 to 5 mm in size.

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Thoracoscopic Treatment of Pneumothorax  

This operation removes diseased areas of the lung often caused by a spontaneous collapse of the lung (pneumothorax). Pneumothorax is usually caused from a bubble on the surface of the lung that pops and leaks air.

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