Brenna Fullerton, MD, is a fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical techniques and the care of medically complex children with chronic conditions, intestinal failure and congenital malformations.
What Does a Pediatric Surgeon Do?
Dr. Fullerton is an accomplished pediatric surgeon and performs both minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures. Her extensive knowledge of the human body and skill as a surgeon enable to her to treat a wide range of pediatric conditions such as birth defects, injuries, tissue and organ abnormalities, and tumors to name a few.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Fullerton is experienced in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including laparoscopic surgery. During laparoscopic surgery she uses a surgical tool with a miniature camera and light on the end to see inside the body and perform necessary procedures.
Minimally invasive surgery typically results in:
- Small incisions
- Less pain
- Low risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery time
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
Dr. Fullerton’s Training
Dr. Fullerton earned her medical degree from the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and then embarked on extensive postdoctoral training. This included an internship and general surgery residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.; a research fellowship and chair’s surgical research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital; a general surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; and a pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center.
About Dr. Fullerton
As a research fellow, Dr. Fullerton participated in multiple clinical studies and has received two research grants. To date, her work has appeared in nearly 20 peer-reviewed publications and been presented at national and international medical conferences.