Comprehensive Pediatric Unit

The Pediatric Unit at Los Robles Health System is a 12-bed unit composed of 8 traditional pediatric beds and 4 pediatric intermediate medical care beds, providing specialized care for pediatric patients through age 17.

The pediatric unit offers care for a wide variety of life-threatening issues, including severe infections, respiratory diseases, trauma and complex post-operative care. Pediatric intermediate medical care services provide central monitoring for pediatric patients that require a higher level of care than a traditional pediatric unit.

Our Pediatric Unit includes:

  • Dedicated pediatric surgeon 24/7
  • Pediatric orthopedics 24/7
  • Pediatric intensivists 24/7
  • Specially trained nurses
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Social work

Transport is available 24/7 to and from referring hospitals. We follow evidence-based protocols and are focused on creating a safe environment that focuses on providing compassionate medical care to addressing the unique needs of each child. At Los Robles Health System, we have an exceptionally caring and skilled pediatric medical staff and pediatric nursing staff that works together with one goal in mind: to make kids feel better quickly.

From surgeon to anesthesiologist, from radiologist to nurse, each member of the Los Robles pediatric team is a specialist who understands children and their needs.

Pediatric emergency room

Los Angeles County Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

When accidents happen, it's good to know that our emergency room carries the coveted Los Angeles County EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating—the only EDAP in Ventura County. You can trust the pediatric specialists at Los Robles Health System to take care of your child during an emergency.

All of our board-certified pediatric experts are trained to be sensitive toward the unique bedside manner children need during an emergency. We work hard to ensure your child’s experience is as comfortable as possible while they are in the emergency room. After treatment is administered, our doctors will give you any direction or reading material you will need to take care of your child including wound care instruction, dosing instruction and other information. We will also work with your child's normal pediatrician to ensure quality continuum of care.

Pediatric surgery

At Los Robles Health System we work tirelessly to ensure the safety and comfort of young patients. Conditions treated include common surgeries like appendicitis as well as more complex procedures like Pectus Excavatum (minimally invasive Nuss procedure) and colorectal surgery.

Using an evidence-based approach, surgical treatments include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Branchial cleft cysts and sinuses
  • Chest wall deformities
    • Pectus excavatum (Nuss procedure)
    • Pectus carinatum (bracing and surgical correction)
    • Childhood tumors/cancers
      • Wilms tumor of the kidney
      • Neuroblastoma
      • Hepatoblastoma
      • Rhabdomyosarcoma
      • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
    • Colorectal surgery in children
      • Hirschsprung disease, Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC)
      • Anorectal malformations, imperforate anus
      • Pull-through surgery (open and minimally invasive), revisional and redo pull-through, PSARP)
      • MACE Procedure
    • Congenital Esophagus and Lung Disorders
      • Esophageal atresia (EA)
      • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
      • Congenital cystic pulmonary malformation (CPAM, a.k.a. CCAM)
      • Pulmonary sequestration
      • Congenital lobar emphysema
      • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) in infants and children
    • Congenital Liver and Bile Duct Disorder
      • Biliary atresia (Kasai procedure)
      • Choledochal cysts
    • Cysts and benign tumors
    • Digestive tract disorders
    • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), acid reflux
    • Esophageal disorders (achalasia)
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis)
    • Gastro-Intestinal birth defects (intestinal atresia, webs, malrotation)
    • Gallbladder problems (gallstones, inflammation and biliary dyskinesia)and biliary dyskinesia)
  • Hernias
    • Inguinal (groin)
    • Umbilical (belly button
    • Epigastric (upper abdominal)
    • Diaphragmatic
  • Pancreatic conditions
  • Spleen disorders
    • Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS)
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Laparoscopic complete and partial splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Thyroid cysts, nodules, tumors in children