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Cottage Opens New Pediatric Surgery Clinic

Dr. Bob Kanard. Click to view larger
Dr. Bob Kanard.

Cottage Children’s Medical Center has opened a new Pediatric Surgery Clinic led by Dr. Robert C. Kanard, who has been appointed as chief of pediatric surgery.

The Pediatric Surgery Clinic, 5333 Hollister Ave., Goleta, provides expertise in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, congenital anomaly, trauma, emergency, endocrine, oncology, and outpatient surgeries, Cottage reports.

Pediatric surgery has advanced remarkably over recent years, and now, with minimally invasive laparoscopy used in many procedures, recovery times can be faster and children can go home sooner than before, Cottage said.

Dr. Kanard is part of an elite group, as there as fewer than 1,000 pediatric surgeons in the United States, according to the American Board of Surgery.

He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, followed by a general surgery residency at University of Louisville Medical Center, Research Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

"I believe pediatric surgery can be painless and scarless,” Dr. Kanard said. “My philosophy for treating children is rooted in being a parent. I treat every child as I would want my children to be treated.”

For more information about Cottage Children’s Medical Center, visit www.cottagehealth.org/childrens.

— Maria Zate for Cottage Children’s Medical Center.

 

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