Pediatric Surgery

Ped Surgery Team 2023
Our Pediatric Surgery team (from left to right) Dr. Kristen Calabro, NP Michelle Ceo, Division Chief Dr. Kenneth Gow, Dr. Helen Hsieh and Dr. Richard Scriven.

Stony Brook Children's provides a full range of the highest level of surgical care for children. Our specialty-trained pediatric surgeons provide general and specialized surgical services to babies in utero, infants, children, and adolescents who have a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions. From prenatal and fetal care, to complicated pediatric tumors and life-saving critical care support, our surgeons are board certified in pediatric surgery and meet the rigorous standards to the highest degree of the American Board of Surgery.


Want to learn more?

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (631) 444-2045

Surgical Care Center
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733


Our skilled team performs both conventional and minimally invasive procedures using the latest technology.  With a minimally invasive approach, our patients experience smaller scars, reduced pain, and faster recovery times.  Best of all, hospital stays are generally shorter and children return to family, friends and activities sooner.  

We coordinate the Pediatric Trauma Service, which sees hundreds of admissions every year. And to help keep kids safe and out of the emergency room, we take part in Stony Brook's special efforts to educate the community on injury prevention.  

At Stony Brook Children’s, our goal is to make your child feel comfortable and cared for during hospitalization. Our Child Life Program is focused on helping minimize the stress that pediatric patients and their families may experience when faced with illness, medical procedures and unfamiliar surroundings. Pre-Surgical Tours are available to give patients who are scheduled for surgery a chance to see and know what to expect.

For more information and tips on how to better prepare for pediatric surgery click here or call Child Life Services at (631) 638-2871 to schedule a tour. If your child has autism, you may also read "Autistic Children & Surgery, Innovative Ways to Overcome a Stressful Situation."


Kenneth W. Gow, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery


Kristen Calabro, MD, MBS


Helen Hsieh, MD, PhD


Richard J. Scriven, MD

Nurse Practitioner  

Michelle L. Ceo, RN, MSN, CPNP


The latest and greatest in medical advancements for children are now at Stony Brook Children's. Our new facility offers a wealth of amenities in a child-friendly environment. All of the patient rooms at Stony Brook Children's are single patient rooms, making it the only children's hospital on Long Island to offer all private rooms.  Each room has designated spaces for patients, their caregivers, and their family members.  The facility also features separate child and teen playrooms, common areas including an outdoor garden, and an on-site classroom with WiFi so students can keep up with their schoolwork.

SB Children's


Common Illnesses

Malignant and Benign Tumors


Benign Tumors 


Soft tissue masses

Undescended testicles

Breast masses

Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum)

Ovarian masses

Neck masses (lymphadenopathy and branchial cleft cyst)

Splenic cysts

Extra digits


Tongue tie


Umbilical granulomas 


Pilonidal cysts 



Wilms tumor

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis)

Birth Defects 
Vascular malformations (hemangiomas) Lung masses
Achalasia Gastroschisis
Gastroesophageal reflux disease Esophageal atresia
  Intestinal atresia
  Hirschsprung disease
  Anorectal malformations
  Choledochal cysts
  Biliary atresia



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