Pediatric Surgery


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UNLV Health provides advanced diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for children with surgical needs. When needed our pediatric surgical specialists can provide robotic microsurgery solutions for children ranging from premature infants with congenital birth defects to adolescent trauma victims. Always working to provide surgical solutions that are minimally invasive so kids can get back to being, kids.

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Shirong (Sara) Chang, MD
Pediatric Surgery

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Dr. Chang, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is a board-certified general and pediatric surgeon.

Her areas of special interest include surgical disease of the newborn gastrointestinal tract, anorectal malformations, pediatric surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.

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Stephanie Jones, DO
Pediatric Surgery

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Dr. Stepanie Jones, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is a board-certified general and pediatric surgeon. 

She specializes in the surgical care of infants and children.

Dr. Jones completed her general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts and her pediatric surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado. She completed additional training in surgical oncology and immunotherapy at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. 


UNLV Medicine Pediatric Surgeons

Pediatric Surgeons

UNLV Medicine Brings More Pediatric Surgeons to Las Vegas.

They cannot always say what’s bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions. They are not always able to be patient and helpful during a medical examination.

Yes, children are definitely not small adults in so many ways – they behave differently, they require specific testing for their specific illnesses, they need special techniques for procedures. Clinicians must always take into account the immature physiology of the infant or child when considering symptoms, prescribing medications, and diagnosing illnesses.

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Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Michael Scheidler

Dr. Michael Scheidler

The story of how Dr. Michael G. Scheidler, the son of a mailman and the youngest of eight children, became one of the nation’s top pediatric surgeons is one of perseverance. 

Though the chief of pediatric surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine couldn’t see himself becoming anything other than a physician, that vision wasn’t always shared by educators.

Read the full story here.