Pediatric Surgery is a surgical subspecialty that focuses on the surgical management of children.

A pediatric surgeon ensures optimal pediatric surgical care of patients and their families. These subspecialists promote excellence in the surgical management of the pediatric patient population, while leading the co-management of their patients at the pediatric hospital wards. Pediatric surgeons promote a supportive health care environment for patients, staff, and other physicians.

At the academic setting, Pediatric Surgeons provide rich user friendly venues for the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge. They offer high quality continuing education to their peers, residents, and medical students. Through research they promote the discovery, innovation and improvement of care of their patients.

Pediatric surgeons develop standards of care for infants and children and become advocates of public policies on the surgical care of children.

Pediatric surgeons have excelled at the Puerto Rico Medical Center. Four state-of-the-art Operating Suites have been designed and created at the Pediatric University District Hospital to serve children in the Island and the Caribbean Basin.

Víctor Ortiz, MD
Division Director