Pediatric surgeons in Dallas, Texas

The pediatric surgeons at Medical City Children's Hospital have performed thousands of emergency surgeries. Whether your child needs elective or emergency surgery, we are able to develop a comprehensive, customized treatment. The team works one-on-one with you and your child's pediatrician to ensure continuity of care.

To find out more about pediatric surgery at Medical City Children's Hospital, contact our Ask a Nurse free, 24 hour nurse line.

Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas, is a full-service, multidisciplinary hospital committed to providing innovative pediatric surgical care for your child.

The pediatric general surgery team includes pediatric surgeons skilled in minimally invasive surgery. Together, the surgeons have more than 150 years of combined experience providing specialized treatment for head, neck, abdominal, chest, genital and soft tissue conditions.

Pediatric conditions we treat

Some of the conditions we perform pediatric-specific surgical procedures for include:

  • Abdominal wall defects, including gastroschisis and omphalocele
  • Abscesses
  • Atresia (anal, duodenal, esophageal and intestinal)
  • Bowel obstruction (ileus)
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Conjoined twins
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernias, including diaphragmatic hernia
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hydrocele
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal malrotation or volvulus
  • Neurological conditions
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum
  • Scoliosis and spine conditions
  • Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia)
  • Undescended testes and testicular torsion

Expert pediatric surgeons

The pediatric general surgery team at Medical City Children's Hospital works with specialists from related fields—cardiology, oncology and many others—to ensure your child receives comprehensive care.

The pediatric surgeons at Medical City Children's Hospital are experts in a wide range of pediatric specialties and are skilled in minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

If necessary, our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care to newborns and our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is staffed 24 hours a day.

What to expect before, during and after pediatric surgery

Our pediatric surgical services and outpatient unit is a special place just for kids. The staff is specially trained to make you and your child’s experience as stress-free as possible.

We provide a child-friendly atmosphere with bright surroundings, play rooms and state-of-the-art operating rooms. All of our same-day surgery and inpatient postoperative recovery rooms are private, to ensure restful healing. We also have a preoperative, mock operating room for hands-on use for children. It includes real and toy medical equipment and certified child life specialists to help children understand what to expect.

Many surgeries we provide are same-day procedures, and all pain management tools and medical equipment are specially designed to meet a child's unique needs.

Preparing for surgery

Only two adult visitors are allowed in the holding area and recovery room. Please arrange for childcare for siblings, as we limit visitation in the check-in area. You may continue to give your child any medications as usual, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor or anesthesiologist.

We ask that you leave valuables at home, but some items to bring with you to your child's surgical appointment are:

  • Insurance information and IDs
  • Legal documents needed for consent forms (if you are not the legal guardian)
  • Any paperwork your doctor may have given you, such as lab work
  • Comfort items, such as stuffed animals or, distraction items, like video games
  • Your child’s medications, so we can record accurate dosages in the medical history
  • Special items, such as:
    • Toiletries
    • A change of clothes
    • Bottles and formula
    • Pacifiers

Arriving at our pediatric surgery center

We request that patients arrive two hours prior to the scheduled procedure time, unless instructed differently by the hospital staff. Enter through the main entrance of the Medical City Children’s Hospital tower.

Check-in is located on the second floor of the Children’s Tower. The nearest parking is the open lot located between the Children’s Tower and Park Central Drive. Cost for parking is $1 per hour or $4 per day.

For more information about Medical City Children’s Hospital surgery, email MCDH.outpatientcenter@hcahealthcare.com, call the main surgery phone number at (972) 566-8830 or call the Child Life Services office at (972) 566-2879.

For questions about billing, please call (866) 656-8769.

Pediatric surgery at Medical City Healthcare

Pediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery pertaining to the surgical treatment for illnesses, injuries or diseases in children, from the newborn stage throughout adolescence and into young adulthood.

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