Pediatric Surgeons
20 years of experience

Accepting new patients
Juniata Park - Feltonville
Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children
3601 A St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
215-427-5000
Locations and availability (7)

Education ?

Medical School Score
Georgetown University (1990)
  • Currently 2 of 4 apples

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Top Docs 2011
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Associations
American Board of Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Moront is affiliated with 7 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children *
    Pediatric Surgery
    3601 A St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
    1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Warminster Hospital
    225 Newtown Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Capital Health System - Mercer Campus
    446 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center
  • St Lukes Hospital
  • St Lukes Health Network
  • * This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

    Publications & Research

    Dr. Moront has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title Early Experience with Single Incision Thoracoscopic Surgery in the Pediatric Population.
    Date
    Journal Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
    Excerpt

    Abstract Introduction: Single incision pediatric endosurgery is gaining popularity in children. We have recently applied the single incision approach for thoracoscopic procedures. We report our initial experience with single incision thoracoscopic surgery in the pediatric population. Methods: A retrospective chart review of the first 10 single incision thoracoscopic operations done at our institution was conducted. The patients' mean age and weight and the median operative time, postoperative length of stay, and time until discontinuation of chest tubes were determined. Results: The 10 procedures were performed in eight patients (two patients each had bilateral procedures). The procedures performed included wedge resection and mechanical pleurodesis for spontaneous pneumothorax (n = 7), wedge biopsies for lymphoma (n = 1) and chronic granulomatous disease (n = 1), and resection of an apical extrapulmonary neuroblastoma (n = 1). All of the procedures were completed without intraoperative complication or significant blood loss. In each case, multiple trocars and/or unsheathed instruments were passed through a single small incision, which was subsequently used for the chest tube(s). The mean patient age was 13.5 years (range 3-18 years). The mean weight was 47 kilograms (range 16-63 kg). The median operative time was 64 minutes (range 50-201 minutes). The median postoperative length of stay was 7 days (range 3-19 days). The median time until chest tube removal was 3 days (range 2-15 days). The mean follow up was 7 months (range 3-12 months). One patient developed a recurrent pneumothorax and persistent air leak after having undergone a wedge resection and pleurodesis for a spontaneous pneumothorax and required a reoperation. Conclusion: Single incision thoracoscopic surgery is a feasible alternative to the traditional multiple incision approach in the pediatric population. The in-line positioning of the camera and instruments often proves to be an advantage rather than a hindrance.


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