The Department of Pediatric General & ThoracicSurgery at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) was established in 1957 and specializes in the surgical care of newborns, children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 21. As a Level IV NYS Designation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, OCH provides on-site access to pediatric surgical specialists for the comprehensive care of neonates, and is the only hospital in Western New York with 24/7 access to pediatric surgical sub-specialists for neurosurgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, dental and urology.
The department is committed to excellence in teaching, cutting-edge research programs and providing the highest quality of care for the surgical needs of the children of Western New York and the surrounding regions. These efforts make the Division of Pediatric Surgery a nationally/internationally recognized academic unit of OCH. It is the preferred place for a child to receive care in this region and beyond.