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We are proud to offer a broad spectrum of pediatric specialty care at Gundersen Lutheran. Our highly skilled and compassionate pediatric specialists are available to provide family-centered care to children and teens. We also have various specialty clinics to meet your child's needs. Thank you for choosing Gundersen Lutheran...where kids come first!
Gundersen Lutheran offers Pediatric Board-Certified physicians in:
— Allergy, Asthma & Immunology offers a complete evaluation and treatment plan for patients with all types of asthma, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergies, drug allergies, urticaria (hives), recurrent infections and chronic sinusitis. Services include diagnostic allergy testing, spirometry (breathing tests), immunotherapy and education. Read more...
Behavioral Health —
Behavioral Health Child and Adolescent Services evaluate and treat behavioral, emotional, social and psychiatric difficulties in children, adolescents and their families. Services are provided by therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists for a broad range of psychiatric problems. As needed, care is coordinated with Gundersen Lutheran’s Sexual Abuse Counseling Program, Eating Disorders Program and the Learning Disabilities section of the Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center. Read more...
The Gundersen Lutheran Heart Institute is a Top 100 cardiovascular hospital and a forerunner in the treatment of heart problems in children. A pediatric cardiologist provides diagnosis and treatment for acquired and congenital heart disease, and offers children and teens a healthier future through use of medication, non-surgical interventions and surgical options. Consultation for pregnant women regarding fetal cardiac problems is available. Patients are followed into adulthood for their congenital heart conditions. Read some stories about children with heart problems...
Critical Care —
We have board-certified pediatric critical care physicians available to care for patients in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). A variety of critical illnesses, injuries and infections such as asthma, meningitis, seizures, pneumonia, RSV, bronchiolitis and trauma are managed in the PICU. The presence of specially trained pediatric critical care physicians and the availability of other pediatric specialties, transport services and nurses cross-trained in critical care pediatrics and neonatology all serve to provide comprehensive intensive care to critically ill and injured children.
A pediatric dentist provides comprehensive and preventive oral health care for infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. We provide care for nursing and baby bottle caries, dental caries, oral trauma and infant oral healthcare with parent education. An orthodontist is available to diagnose, prevent and treat irregularities of the teeth, such as an incorrect bite or crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. Problems are treated by installing braces and other appliances.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics —
A developmental pediatrician is available to evaluate children with developmental delays, learning problems and difficult behaviors. In addition, children with developmental problems such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, autism, cognitive and learning disabilities can be evaluated by a team of specialists through our specialty clinics. Read more about the Neurodevelopment Center
A medical geneticist and genetic counselors offer comprehensive evaluations, counseling and care for a wide variety of familial and sporadic disorders in children and adults. Evaluations may provide a diagnosis for unexplained symptoms and determine the need for specialized care and ongoing screening. We offer and, if desired, arrange for appropriate genetic testing for individuals or families with concerns including mental retardation, autism, birth defects and other familial or inherited disease. Services are provided for disorders that affect all ages.
Gundersen Lutheran Cancer Center’s Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders team delivers multidisciplinary, comprehensive care for children and adolescents through age 21 with cancer and blood disorders. Gundersen Lutheran is a member of the prestigious Children’s Oncology Group, so patients are guaranteed access to the most current treatment protocols available anywhere in the United States. Read more...
Neonatologists care for pre-term and full-term babies with respiratory and heart problems, infections, malformations and other life-threatening conditions. They also provide consultation with pregnant women concerning fetal problems, consult with community physicians about ill newborns and direct the transportation of infants to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Located directly across the hall from Labor and Delivery, the NICU offers cutting-edge technologies and healthcare professionals trained to care for high-risk babies.
Comprehensive pediatric neurologic services are available at the Gundersen Lutheran Neuroscience Center. Neurologic conditions commonly addressed include epilepsy, headaches (including migraine), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic static encephalopathy and developmental delays, movement disorders, sleep disorders and post-concussion syndrome. Treatment modalities include education, lifestyle modification, medication, biofeedback training and implantable technologies (e.g., vagal nerve stimulator). Read more...
The Gundersen Lutheran Eye Institute delivers specialized care for children with eye problems. Pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose and treat strabismus, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, retinopathy of prematurity, complicated cases of amblyopia and rare eye conditions in children. Read more...
Orthopaedic Surgery —
The orthopaedic surgeon provides nonsurgical management and surgical correction of congenital, developmental, acquired and traumatic musculoskeletal problems such as scoliosis, hip dislocation, leg length discrepancy, perthes, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, clubfoot, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, bone dysplasia, bone and soft tissue tumors, growth plate injuries and routine fracture care. Services also include in-house orthotics and pediatric physical and occupational therapy. Learn more...
Pediatric Surgery offers a full range of surgical services including minimally invasive surgery in the chest and abdomen (including chest wall deformities such as pectus excavatum defects), pediatric endoscopy (including foreign body removal), surgical care of premature and micro-premature infants, prenatal consultation for parents of babies diagnosed in utero with birth defects, treatment of acute or chronic abdominal pain, reflux, pediatric urology, head and neck lesions, G-button and stoma management, resection of lung masses and cysts, and neonatal congenital defects. Learn more about Pediatric Surgery at Gundersen Lutheran
Gundersen Lutheran also provides pediatric specialty care in:
Provides diagnosis and treatment for children with a wide variety of skin conditions. Read more...
Diabetes Management —
Provides diagnostic, education, treatment and maintenance care to children with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Patients are seen in coordination with a diabetes team that includes certified diabetes nurse educators, nurse clinicians and a nutritionist. The program has extensive experience in intensive management of type 1 diabetes, and is one of the largest insulin pump programs in the upper Midwest.
Provides diagnostic and treatment recommendations for children of all ages with educational, behavioral or developmental concerns. Children are either seen by a team of providers for a differential diagnosis or by the educational specialist alone. Our program addresses educational concerns for children with learning disabilities, attentional dysfunction, behavioral and emotional challenges, tic disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, seizure disorders, etc. Educational counseling and consultation is also available for elementary and secondary students as needed.
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)/Audiology —
Provides specialized surgical and medical care for problems associated with the airway/head and neck region. We offer specialized programs to assist with surgical care for obstructive sleep apnea, chronic sinus disease, voicing problems and issues, foreign bodies of the airway and upper digestive tract, neck masses and chronic ear disease and hearing loss through our audiology services. Read more...
Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological (hearing) services to infants and children. The pediatric audiologist uses behavioral and electrophysiological hearing measures to determine the type, degree and configuration of hearing loss. This information is then used to assist in management (e.g., amplification, surgery, etc.) of the child’s hearing loss. Read more...
We are a designated Level 2 trauma center and provide immediate, specialized multidisciplinary care to treat the most severe and critical injuries. We are committed to optimal patient care and outcomes by serving as a regional resource for area hospitals and injury care providers.
Provides care for children with disorders of the urinary and male reproductive systems. These disorders can be congenital or acquired. Common problems include urinary tract infections, wetting, urinary reflux, undescended testes, hypospadias and hydrocele surgery. Read more...
Pediatric Specialty Clinics:
Arena & Autism Clinic —
The Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center offers diagnostic services for children who present with the possibility of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Children between the ages of 2 and 4 are generally seen through an Arena Assessment wherein a chosen team of professionals evaluate the child primarily in a group session. Children 5 years of age and older are generally seen through Gundersen Lutheran’s Autism Clinic wherin, similar to the Arena Assessment, the child is evaluated by a chosen team but on a one-on-one basis rather than in a group setting. Both the Arena Assessment and Autism Clinic provide a diagnostic evaluation followed by treatment recommendations. These evaluations will provide parents with an overall view of their child’s development and an assessment of his or her strengths and needs. Read More...
Cerebral Palsy Clinic —
The Cerebral Palsy (CP)/Multihandicapped Clinic provides coordinated care for children with CP or multiple physical handicaps. A team of specialists follows patients every six months to twelve months depending on each patients’ needs. The team consists of a developmental pediatrician along with professionals from orthopaedics, neurology, orthotics, nutrition services and social services. Patients are seen by a number of team members at each visit. Read more...
Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic —
The Gundersen Lutheran Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic provides multispecialty services for patients with cleft palate and/or lip and other significant maxillofacial defects. Services are coordinated by the departments of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery, with participation from the departments of prosthodontics, speech pathology, pediatrics, genetics, dentistry, audiology, orthodontics and social services. Read more...
Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center —
The Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center at Gundersen Lutheran takes a multidisciplinary team approach to analyzing the learning, behavioral or social challenges faced by the child. We feel that it is important for the parents’ concerns to be addressed with the primary care physician, and that they also feel the evaluation is necessary. Therefore, we do require a written referral. They may wish to refer a child to the Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center for various concerns such as learning disabilities, intellectual deficiencies, difficulties with paying attention, behavior problems, neurological impairments and vision and hearing impairments.
The Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center provides a diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations. The evaluation will provide parents with an overall view of their child’s development and an assessment of his or her strengths and needs. Read more about the Learning & Developmental Diagnostic Center
Cystic Fibrosis Clinic —
Patients with Cystic Fibrosis can get comprehensive care for their disease through the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinic. Patients are followed regularly by the CF Team and are seen by many of the team members at each visit. Team members include a physician who is in charge of the child’s care, a physician assistant, RN, respiratory Tterapist, registered dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and genetics counselor. Read More...
Gundersen Lutheran is a certified affiliate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health CF Center.
Down Syndrome Clinic —
The Down Syndrome Clinic is available to provide comprehensive care to children with Down Syndrome. The interdisciplinary clinic helps parents coordinate the ongoing evaluations and screenings to maintain the health and well-being of children with Down Syndrome. The core group of specialists includes a medical geneticist, developmental pediatrician, speech therapist, audiologist, social worker and genetic counselor. Other specialists are available as needed to meet the needs of each patient.
Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic —
The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic is available to babies born at increased risk of after-discharge problems who were cared for at the Gundersen Lutheran Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The staff monitors the child’s physical and developmental progress for the first five years and looks for any possible problems resulting from a premature or distressed birth. Depending on the child’s needs, experts from a variety of specialties may see the child. The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic does not replace the care provided by the primary care physician. You will receive a complete report of your patient’s visit. Read More...
Neurodevelopment Clinic —
The Neurodevelopment Clinic provides children with a two-day, multidisciplinary, diagnostic evaluation by a team which may include professionals from developmental pediatrics, neurology, orthopaedics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, audiology, social services and nutrition services. Care coordination between the primary care physician and specialty services, family informing sessions and long-term case management are other services provided in this clinic. Read More...
Spina Bifida Clinic —
The Spina Bifida Clinic provides coordinated, multidisciplinary care for children with Spina Bifida. A team of specialists follows patients every six months to twelve months, depending on each patients’ needs. The team includes a developmental pediatrician and professionals from a variety of specialties including orthopaedics, physical therapy, physiatry, occupational therapy, bowel and bladder management, urology, social services and nutrition services. Read More...
Other Pediatric Services
In addition to our Pediatric Specialty Services, our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners offer a full complement of general Pediatric Services.
When children are hospitalized, they receive care from staff physicians, resident physicians and medical students. Patients also receive care and support from nursing staff, child life specialists, social workers, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, chaplains and other support services. Read more...