Surgical care for infants, children and teens
Surgical care for infants, children and teens Pediatric Surgery
When surgery is recommended as part of your child’s care plan, our pediatric surgeons deliver outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgery. We start by listening to better understand your child’s health. Then, we work with you to create a surgery care plan that’s right for your child.
We know you and your child may be anxious and have questions. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure and how to care for your child after surgery. At many of our children’s hospitals, our nurses and child life specialists provide support to your family before, during and after surgery.
Emergency surgical care for infants, children and teens
Our pediatric surgeons are ready to deliver emergency care for your child’s needs. And for babies in the NICU, we deliver advanced neonatal surgical care.
Pediatric surgical care team and services
Your child’s pediatric surgical care team may include surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses and pediatric radiologists. Whenever possible, we use image-guided technology and minimally invasive surgery to help shorten your child’s recovery time. Pediatric surgical services may include:
- Abdominal surgery, including hernia repair
- Burn skin grafting and wound healing procedures
- Endoscopic GI procedures
- Imaging-assisted surgical biopsy
- Neonatal surgical procedures to correct a congenital malformation
- Ports and catheter placement in preparation for chemotherapy, dialysis or other treatments
At Ascension-affiliated children’s hospitals, we provide a network of pediatric specialty care. Our pediatric general surgeons are part of multispecialty surgical care teams that specialize in craniofacial, orthopedic, digestive, brain and spine, and urologic treatments.
Get a second opinion on your child's condition
Choosing the right doctor and treatment plan for your child is important. Getting a second opinion from a pediatric surgeon provides you with more information and may increase your confidence in your child’s diagnosis and care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion appointment.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Ascension has a compassionate, personalized approach to Pediatric Surgery.