Pediatric Colorectal Center (PCC)

Pediatric Colorectal Center at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Northern CaliforniaOur noted team of pediatric surgeons understand the physical and emotional impacts of colon and rectal diseases. They lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals that manage the entire spectrum of care for kids of all ages – from infants to adolescents. Whether it be complex surgery, medical management or psychosocial support, our team addresses the individual needs of each patient. In all cases, the goal is to put patients on the path to independence by freeing them from the social stigma that may leave them feeling ashamed, depressed and alone

Make an appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.

Shriners Success Story

Three years later, Giovanni has normal colorectal function thanks to the Pediatric Surgery team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.

Meet Giovanni

Conditions Treated

Medical and Surgical Services

  • Anoplasty
  • Appendicostomy/ Cecostomy
  • Bowel Management
  • Colostomy Closure
  • Laparosopic Procedures
  • Pull-Through Procedures
  • Re-Do Procedures
  • Other Complex Colorectal Procedures

The Medical Team

Diana Farmer, M.D.
Pediatric Surgeon in Chief

Shinjiro (Shin) Hirose, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Surgery

Payam Saadai, M.D.
Pediatric Surgeon

Erin G. Brown, M.D.
Pediatric Surgeon

Jessica Sutton, RN
Case Manager

Patient Evaluation

Patients are seen in the Shriners Hospital Pediatric Colorectal Center (PCC) clinic where the Pediatric Surgery team evaluates each patient and develops a treatment plan based on the individual needs of each child.


Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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