Pacific Coast Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Phil Frykman has been a specialist in pediatric surgery for over two decades. Now practicing in Thousand Oaks as the lead surgeon and founder of Pacific Coast Pediatric Surgery, he remains a leader in the field who skillfully handles the full range of conditions and surgeries that children may require. Over years of working with young patients and innovating new modes of treatment, the doctor and his team provide care that focuses exclusively on the needs of our young patients.

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A devoted father who has experienced serious illness in his own family, Dr. Frykman keenly understands the issues that parents and caregivers must grapple with, helping him to communicate effectively with everyone involved, especially children. Dr. Frykman truly cares for each child as if he or she were his own.  At all times, Dr. Frykman emphasizes an evidence-based approach utilizing the latest scientific research tailored for each patient’s needs.


We specialize in

Dr. Frykman and his team perform surgical treatments for a host of conditions including:


Chest wall deformities

  • Pectus excavatum (minimally invasive Nuss procedure)
  • Pectus carinatum (bracing and surgical correction)

Colorectal Surgery in Children

  • Hirschsprung disease, Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC)
  • Anorectal malformations, imperforate anus
  • Pull-through surgery (open and minimally invasive), revisional and redo pull-through, PSARP
  • MACE Procedure

Congenital Liver and Bile Duct Disorders

  • Biliary atresia (Kasai procedure)
  • Cholecochal cysts

Digestive Tract Disorders

  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), acid reflux
  • Esophageal disorders (achalasia)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis)
  • Gastro-Intestinal birth defects (intestinal atresia, webs, malrotation)
  • Gallbladder problems (gallstones, inflammation and biliary dyskinesia)

Pancreatic conditions

Spleen disorders

  • Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Laparoscopic complete and partial splenectomy (spleen removal)

Branchial cleft cysts and sinuses

Childhood tumors/cancers

  • Wilm’s tumor of the kidney
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma

Congenital Esophagus and Lung Disorders

  • Esophageal atresia (EA)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
  • Congenital cystic pulmonary malformation (CPAM, a.k.a. CCAM)
  • Pulmonary sequestration
  • Congenital lobar emphysema
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) in infants and children

Cysts and benign tumors


  • Inguinal (groin)
  • Umbilical (belly button)
  • Epigastric (upper abdominal)
  • Diaphragmatic

Prenatal consultation

Thyroglossal duct cysts

Thyroid cysts, nodules, tumors in children

Whatever kind of treatment children need, please know that Dr. Frykman understands that treating the youngest patients is a special responsibility. Making sure that children live the healthiest, happiest lives possible is a lot more than a profession to Dr. Frykman and the Pacific Coast Pediatric Surgery team, it’s a calling.

If your child may be in need of pediatric surgery in Thousand Oaks, please contact us today by calling the phone number above. You can also reach out to us through our contact page.