When it's your child, no surgery is routine. That is why every member of our team is specially trained to care for children and their families. Studies show that surgeons who regularly perform specific procedures have better outcomes.
In 2015, our surgeons performed over 17,000 procedures, making us a national leader in pediatric surgery.
You'll find contact information in the individual surgery department links below.
We're here to support you and your child before, during, and after your hospital visit.
- Preparing for your child's surgery
- Preparing teens for surgery
- Online pre-surgery tour
- What to bring
- Common surgery questions and answers
- Guide to hospital resources and contact information
Tips for a less stressful visit
Keep a folder with schedules, phone numbers, records, and paperwork.
Take care of yourself and spend time with other family members.
Plan a homecoming celebration.
Preoperative Assessment and Teaching for Children's Hospital (PATCH)
A Child Life Specialist will help you and your child or teen learn about surgery in a way children learn best: through their senses. To schedule a PATCH visit, call (615) 936-1840.
Coordination of Care Program
Our team coordinates your schedule with the doctors, nurses, and scheduling staff to logically combine care whenever possible.
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery include the possibility of less pain, fewer infections, and faster recovery.
When it's the right approach for your child, robot-assisted surgery gives surgeons great precision and control.
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