The Olivia Louise Pietrafesa Center for Children's Surgery - 3N

Contact Information

Julie Bell, RN
Patient Service Manager, CCSPP
315-464-3623
e-mail: BellJ@upstate.edu

Julie Dumas, BSN, CNOR, RN
Patient Service Supervisor, CCSOR
315-464-3627
e-mail: DumasJ@upstate.edu

The Center for Children's Surgery offers surgical services for children from birth to 18 years and is designed to be child—and family—friendly. We perform approximately 4,900 operative procedures a year in five state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and one OR/Procedural Room.

Services represented include: Orthopedic, Neurosurgery, ENT, Thoracic, GU, GYN and General Surgery. Teams work with leading-edge technology including endoscopic neurosurgery, cranio-facial surgery and laparoscopy. The vast majority of services related to pediatric surgery are concentrated within the Center, minimizing intra-hospital travel.

At the Center for Children's Surgery (CCS), we know that when it comes to surgery, children are not just small adults, but need gentle and special care. The pediatric surgery team provides high-quality, compassionate and family-centered care for infants, children and adolescents.

The CCS has a 15-bed pre/post procedural care unit with seven acute recovery room slots. The pre/post care area individualizes each patient's care experience. Parents are encouraged to play a constant and active role in their child's experience at Upstate University Hospital. Parents frequently accompany their child into the Operating Room for induction to decrease the anxiety of the child and to make the experience less traumatic.

The Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital is proud to have this child-only surgical center. The CCS at Upstate University Hospital is located on the 3rd floor of Upstate University Hospital. The Center reflects the high degree of specialization in pediatric surgery at Upstate and is staffed by specially trained Nurses, Surgical Technicians, Child Life Specialists and Physicians who are dedicated to the care of children.