Pediatric Surgery Services

Ear, Nose & Throat

PCI Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons treat more patients than any other group in eastern Iowa. Some common pediatric surgery procedures include:

  • Ear tubes for chronic ear infection (myringotomy tube placement)
  • Tonsilectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear drum repair (tympanoplasty and myringoplasty)
  • Cautery of nose bleeds
  • Removal of neck masses (lymph nodes, thyroglossal duct cysts, bronchial cleft cysts and infections)
  • Nasal and sinus surgery
  • Correction of congenital anomalies
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Salivary gland cysts and tumors
  • Removal of skin lesions
  • Thyroid masses and cancers

General Surgery

PCI General Surgeons are the only general surgery team in Cedar Rapids who accept pediatric patients. The most common procedures include:

  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Abscess repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast infection
  • Breast cyst removal
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Lumpectomy

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine/Hand/Neck & Spine Surgery

Common orthopedic procedures for pediatric patients include:

  • Broken bones that need surgical repair
  • Torn ACL reconstruction
  • Torn meniscus repair
  • Scoliosis correction
  • Correction of limb length discrepancy
  • Arthroscopy 
  • Pediatric flat foot correction

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Common plastic surgery procedures for pediatric patients include:

  • Injury reconstruction
  • Reconstruction after surgery
  • Mass removal
  • Congenital deformity correction


PCI Urologists are one of the only urology teams in eastern Iowa who accept pediatric patients. The most common disorders that may be treated with surgery include:

  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Issues related to previous circumcision
  • Care for undescended testicles
  • Communicating hydroceles