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Pediatric Surgery in Staten Island, NY

Francisca Velcek, M.D., Division Chief

When a family is faced with emergency or elective surgery for their child, they may be confronted with mixed emotions, fear and apprehension. At Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Francisca Velcek performs pediatric surgery on all age groups, from newborns to adolescents. With more than 30 years of experience in pediatric surgery, Dr. Velcek assesses the situation calmly to put patient and family at ease.

Immediately following the surgery, the young patient is likely to spend time in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Under the clinical direction of Rene Chalom, M.D., the pediatric surgeon collaborates on the postoperative care and works up an individualized plan for recovery and discharge.

To find a surgeon, call the Physician Referral Line: (800)-422-8798.