A FEW WORDS
Pacific Coast Pediatric Surgery is led by Philip K. Frykman, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. or, more simply, Dr. Phil Frykman. The multiple degrees following his name signify his extensive training and experience, as well as decades of dedicated service. As a leading board-certified pediatric surgeon, Dr. Frykman has devoted himself to improving the lives of children, helping young patients to overcome all types of medical challenges. As a father, he has personally experienced the impact of serious illness in his own family, and he fully understands the pressures and stresses experienced by parents and caregivers during a child’s illness.
Our Practice Philosophy
As a pediatric surgeon, it is a great privilege to care for children and their parents. True to my word, I care for children as if they were my own.
Dr. Philip Frykman
Learn more about Dr. Frykman’s work
Saving lives treating ARM
For many years, Dr. Philip Frykman has worked to save babies born with serious birth defects. Dr. Frykman specializes in fixing a rare problem called anorectal malformation (ARM). This happens when a baby’s rectum isn’t formed correctly, blocking the area near the pelvis and sphincter. When a baby can’t properly eliminate, they need surgery quickly, and it must be done very carefully. The baby’s life depends on it. “If the infant is not treated within, at the latest, four days, they’ll end up getting septic and die,” says Dr. Frykman.
Dr. Frykman’s work to address this serious condition affecting children across the world was documented on TheMighty.com. Read more about Dr. Frykman’s effort to address ARM in babies, to reduce fatalities and improve these young patients’ quality of life.
Chest wall deformities
Childhood tumors / cancers
Colorectal Surgery in Children
Congenital Esophagus and Lung Disorders
Congenital Liver and Bile Duct Disorders
Digestive Tract Disorders
Cysts and Benign Tumors
Thyroglossal duct cysts
Thyroid cysts, nodules, and tumors
Dr. Philip K. Frykman
AWARDS & ACTIVITIES
Thousand Oaks Pediatric
Prior to opening his own practice in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Frykman was the primary attending pediatric surgeon at Los Angeles’s famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, internationally renowned as one of the United States’ finest hospitals. He is board certified in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Also a member of the medical staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Frykman is a widely noted member of the faculty of pediatric surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, as well as at Cedars-Sinai. Since 2011, as part of the non-profit Mending Kids program, he led surgical missions to China where his team worked pro-bono performing procedures and teaching pediatric surgery, most recently in the Henan province.