Dr. George Whitfield Holcomb MD
Surgeon (Pediatric) | Pediatric Surgery2401 Gillham Rd Kansas City MO, 64108
Dr. George Holcomb practices Pediatric Surgery in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Holcomb treats children who have an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery. Some of the surgical problems seen by pediatric surgeons are often quite different from those commonly seen by adult or general surgeons. Dr. Holcombdiagnoses, treats, and manages childrens surgical needs such as abnormalities of the groin in childhood and, surgical repair of birth defects, surgical care of tumors, transplantation operations, and endoscopic procedures.
Education and Training
Vanderbilt Univ Sch of Med, Nashville Tn 1980
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1980
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS- Pediatric Surgery
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children: lessons learned from the first 100 patients.
- Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma in a child.
- Incidence and significance of pneumomediastinum after laparoscopic esophageal surgery.
- Laparoscopy in infants and children.
- Twenty-five-year surgical experience with pheochromocytoma in children.
- Major hepatic resections in children.
- Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: a single institution's experience.
- Lessons learned from a failed multi-institutional randomized controlled study.
- Laparoscopic variability of the internal inguinal ring: review of anatomical variation in children with and without a patent processus vaginalis.
- Outcome after recannulation and a second course of extracorporeal membrane
- Experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy in pediatric patients.
- Minimally invasive bar repair for 'redo' correction of pectus excavatum.
- Laparoscopic fundoplication and gastrostomy.
- Laparoscopic adrenalectomy and esophagomyotomy.
- Effective Nissen fundoplication length and bougie diameter size in young children undergoing laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.
- Acid Reflux
- Birth Defects
- Umbilical Hernia
- Inguinal Hernia
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program
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It is a procedure that takes just a few minutes to remove the foreskin of a male’s penis.This process has been associated with a number of things; some of them are true,while others are not. Depending on the circumstances, different people have viewed circumcision as an act that comes with its own...
- Understanding Hernia and Hernia Surgery
Feeling pain and swelling in the groin region can be a very unpleasant experience, especially when the pain gets worse when you cough or lift heavy objects. Experiencing these symptoms might signify the presence of groin hernia. A groin hernia is usually referred to in medical terms as an inguinal...
- An Appendectomy for Appendicitis
Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a tube-like extension attached to the large intestine. The appendix has no known function, but one thing for certain is that one can live without it with no apparent consequences.Appendicitis is a life and death kind of matter and should be treated...
- What Can I Expect After Undergoing Laparoscopic Hernia Repair?
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- What Is an Orchiopexy Surgery?
Orchiopexy is a surgical procedure that corrects the position of undescended testicles inside the scrotum. Orchiopexy is performed to male children to correct cryptorchidism, a medical term used for any undescended testicles. Orchiopexy can also be performed to male adults or adolescents, which may...
- What You Need to Know About Incisional Hernias
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