San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5136
San Diego, CA 92123


Pediatric Surgery


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School


Harvard Medical School


Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School - Childrens Hospital

Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery




Dr. Nicholas C. Saenz is a pediatric surgeon at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is board certified in both surgery and pediatric surgery.

Dr. Saenz attended Harvard College, earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and completed his surgery residency at the Deaconess-Harvard Surgical Service. His postgraduate training included surgical research and pediatric surgical fellowships at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. After completing his training, he became an attending pediatric surgeon at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center/Cornell School of Medicine in New York. In 1998, he joined Children's Specialists of San Diego.

Dr. Saenz has authored many publications, abstracts and book chapters. His clinical interests are pediatric surgical oncology, cloacal malformations, and pediatric trauma.

Both he and his staff are bilingual.


Multi-disciplinary care in patients with complex pediatric general and thoracic surgical pathology: lessons learned from a 20-year experience.
Keller BA, Saenz NC

Complete Absence of the Extrahepatic Biliary Tree in a Newborn With Pigmented Stools.
Hartmann P, Carter R, Keller B, Saenz NC, Schwarz KB

Patience is a virtue: Multiple preoperative visits are associated with decreased recurrence in pediatric pilonidal disease.
Prieto JM, Thangarajah H, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Kling KM, Saenz NC, Garcia SV, Lazar DA

Ovarian volume ratio is a reliable predictor of ovarian torsion in girls without an adnexal mass.
Hartman SJ, Prieto JM, Naheedy JH, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Kling KM, Saenz NC, Fairbanks TJ, Lazar DA

Trephination versus wide excision for the treatment of pediatric pilonidal disease.
Prieto JM, Checchi KD, Kling KM, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Saenz NC, Fairbanks TJ, Nicholson SI, Lazar DA

Carinal Resection and Reconstruction for an Obstructing Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in a Child.
Nawalaniec J, Mullapudi B, Jiang W, Brigger M, El-Said H, Saenz N, Murthy R

Premenarchal patients present differently: A twist on the typical patient presenting with ovarian torsion.
Prieto JM, Kling KM, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Fairbanks TJ, Saenz NC, Nicholson SI, Lazar DA

Giant Bullous Emphysema With Placental Transmogrification: A Case Report of a 14-Year-Old With Right Middle- and Lower-Lobe Involvement.
Lowenthal BM, Saenz NC, Lin GY, Newbury RO

Esophageal Bronchus.
Murthy R, Lamberti J, Saenz N

Genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma: unusual diagnosis presenting within hours of delivery.
Marietti S, Saenz N, Willert J, Holmes N

Fetal omphalocele in a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
Smith CR, Jensen ED, Blankenship BA, Greenberg M, D'Agostini DA, Pretorius DH, Saenz NC, Noll N, Venn-Watson SK

Magnet-associated intestinal perforation results in a new institutional policy of ferromagnetic screening prior to MRI.
Baines H, Saenz NC, Dory C, Marchese SM, Bernard-Stover L

Acute appendicitis presenting with a painful inguinal mass: complication related to patent processus vaginalis and testicular maldescent.
Mayor R, Saenz NC, Kanegaye JT

Renal tumors in the second decade of life: results from the California Cancer Registry.
Grabowski J, Silberstein J, Saltzstein SL, Saenz N

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