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Pediatric surgery in Indianapolis and Evansville

Pediatric surgeons at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent deliver surgical care for infants, children and teens.

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Ascension St. VincentWhen surgery is recommended as part of your child’s care plan, our pediatric surgeons deliver outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgery. Pediatric surgeons at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent support more than 40 different pediatric subspecialty areas. We start by listening to better understand you and your child. Then, we work with you and your child’s doctor to create a surgery care plan that’s right for your child.

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital In Indianapolis, Indiana is recognized as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV), which recognizes its dedication to providing optimal care for its young patients.

We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before surgery and how to care for your child after surgery.


Surgery care, just for kids

Your child’s pediatric surgical care team may include pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, child life specialists and more. Whenever possible, we use image-guided technology and minimally invasive surgery to help reduce pain and shorten your child’s recovery time.

Pediatric surgeons specialize in many procedures, including:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hydrocele (scrotum surgery)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures
  • Lung biopsy and lung resection
  • Procedures to correct a congenital malformation
  • Splenectomy (spleen surgery)
  • Tumor removal
  • Other surgical procedures

At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, we provide an integrated network of pediatric specialty care. Your child’s surgeon is part of a multispecialty surgical care team that specializes in cancer, craniofacial, orthopedic, digestive, brain and spine, and urologic treatments. If your child needs additional care after surgery, we can connect your family with pediatric specialists, rehabilitation and more.

Get a second opinion from a pediatric surgeon

There’s a lot to think about when your child needs surgery and you are choosing a pediatric surgeon. Our team of highly experienced pediatric surgeons can provide you with a second opinion on surgical treatment options, so you can find the right care plan and care team for you. Your second opinion appointment gives you the opportunity to talk through all of your questions and concerns. We'll work closely with you and your child’s doctor, to deliver the care that is right for your child.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival. If you’re looking for help with a second opinion, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital is here for you. Schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric surgeons.


Refer a patient to a pediatric surgeon

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our surgeons connect with them. Our pediatric surgeons start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 317-338-8857.

Pediatric General Surgery: Caring For Your Child's G-Tube

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If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.