Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Charles M. Leys
MD, MSCI, FACS

  • Pediatric General Surgery
Charles M. Leys, MD, MSCI, FACS

About

Dr. Leys he is Director of pediatric minimally-invasive surgery at American Family Children’s Hospital. His practice emphasizes minimally-invasive approaches to numerous pediatric and newborn surgical diseases, including congenital anomalies, thoracic disorders, chest wall deformities, tumors and gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and gastroesophageal reflux. His training includes a two-year oncology research fellowship at Vanderbilt University and he has also earned a Masters in Clinical Investigation degree.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric General Surgery
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Chest Wall Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • Gundersen Health System - Pediatric General Surgery
    • 1900 South Avenue / La Crosse, WI
    • (608) 775-2331
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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI
Fellowships

Pediatric Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Residencies
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Specialties

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Cloaca
  • Appendicitis
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Colonic Atresia
  • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Cystic Hygroma/Lymphatic Malformations
  • Cystic Lung Lesions
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • Esophageal Atresia (EA)
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Gastroschisis
  • Ileal Atresia
  • Intussusception
  • Jejunal Atresia
  • Malrotation
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Omphalocele
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pilonidal Sinus/Cyst/Abscess
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Skin Lesions/Cysts
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Atresia
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Volvulus
  • Hepatic Tumor
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • Imperforate Anus Surgery
  • Correction of Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Correction of Chest Wall Deformities
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery

Research and publications

Dr. Leys' research interests include prospective clinical trials and quality improvement.