Pediatric Surgery at Medical City Frisco

The pediatric surgeons at Medical City Frisco understand the importance of providing high-quality and compassionate care for the children we serve.

Our hospital offers a wide range of surgical specialties performed in a child-friendly environment, including pediatric general, orthopedic and plastic surgeries.

Find a pediatric surgeon or call (972) 202-8761.

Advanced pediatric surgery

Pediatric surgery is a specialty field that focuses on the surgery of fetuses, infants, children and young adults. Medical City Frisco offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties geared toward children, including appendectomies and hernia repair. Additionally, our KidKuts program ensures a plastic surgeon is on call 24/7 to ensure your child receives the help they deserve when they need it most.

Advanced pediatric surgery team

Our goal is to ensure your child receives the highest level of care from a team of specialists. The pediatric surgical care team includes:

  • Pediatric general surgeons
  • Pediatric laser surgeons
  • Pediatric plastic surgeons
  • Pediatric radiologists
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner

Pediatric surgical procedures offered

The pediatric surgeons offer:

  • Pediatric bariatric surgery
  • Pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Pediatric gastrointestinal surgery
  • Pediatric general surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric urologic surgery

Pediatric anesthesia

The board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists at Medical City Frisco provide expert anesthesia care to our pediatric patients. The pediatric anesthesiology team will meet with you and your child before surgery to explain what type of anesthesia your child will receive and how it will be administered. They will also answer any questions you may have and ask you to sign an informed-consent form, giving them authorization to administer anesthesia.

Pediatric advanced life support

The pediatric nurses at Medical City Frisco are certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS), with specialized training to recognize and treat an infant or child at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. PALS-certified nurses are able to resuscitate and stabilize an infant or child in cardiopulmonary arrest and provide advanced care to pediatric patients.

Pediatric plastic surgery

Our pediatric plastic surgery center is dedicated to providing the advanced care that your child deserves by using a team approach. This includes surgeons who are board-certified and trained specifically in vascular anomalies and laser surgery.

Our hospital also provides access to a specialized group of physicians who offer the highest quality in craniofacial reconstruction surgeries. Craniofacial reconstruction is a procedure that involves reshaping or repairing the face and skull to repair abnormalities caused by genetic disorders, birth defects or injuries.

Craniofacial anomalies

Craniofacial anomalies (CFA) are a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. These abnormalities are congenital (present at birth) and can range from mild to severe, with some requiring surgery.

The pediatric surgical team at Medical City Frisco treats a variety of conditions affecting the face, head and neck, whether they are congenital or acquired from a trauma or tumor.

Because most conditions affect a child both medically and socially, the center uses experts from many disciplines to address the needs of our patients. Team members include specialists in the following areas:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Prosthodontics
  • Dermatology
  • Speech pathology
  • Genetics
  • Nursing
  • Social work

Together, the team seeks to improve the health of our patients while promoting their overall well-being through education and support.

Cleft lip/palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral deformities that occur very early in pregnancy, typically while the baby is developing inside the womb.

Clefting occurs when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area and the tissue that is available does not join together properly. This results in a physical split or separation in the lip or the roof of the mouth.

The pediatric plastic surgery team offers the following specialized treatments and services for cleft lip and palate:

  • Surgical repair of cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Nasoalveolar molding (a non-surgical way to reshape the gums) for infants with clefts of the lip and palate
  • Orthodontic and dental care for complex dental issues caused by cleft lip and palate
  • Adolescent jaw surgery
  • Specialized speech and language evaluation and treatment
  • Ongoing psychosocial support from dedicated clinical psychologists and social workers
  • Prenatal diagnosis, evaluation and management
  • Access to pediatric specialists at every stage

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

An AVM is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, which, in many cases, causes a birthmark. The surgeons are specialized in embolization, a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that deliberately blocks off blood vessels and can reduce the size of the birthmark. Common AVMs include:

  • Vascular birthmarks
  • Hemangiomas
  • Venous malformations
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)

Preparing your child for surgery

When children are prepared and understand what to expect during a surgical procedure, they tend to feel more comfortable. You can help prepare your child for their procedure by discussing it in simple terms your child can understand. You can also help them by answering any questions they might have.

Before surgery

  • Dress your child in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
  • Bring a case for glasses, contacts and/or dental appliances.
  • Bring insurance card(s).
  • Bring a complete list of all medications your child is taking, including herbal and vitamin supplements.
  • A parent or guardian must bring the child to and from the procedure.
  • Plan to arrive two hours before surgery is scheduled to begin.
  • You and your child will meet with the anesthesiologist. Please let the anesthesiologist know if anyone in your family has had reactions to anesthesia.

During surgery

  • During surgery, you will wait in the waiting area for your child.
  • You will be given a pager so the staff can communicate with you as needed.
  • Virtual message screens are available to let you know where your child is located at all times.

After surgery

  • After surgery, your child’s surgeon will meet with you to discuss the outcome of the surgery. Soon after the discussion, your child will be taken to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU).
  • You will be able to go to the PACU and see your child once they are waking from anesthesia.
  • Depending on individual circumstances, a child may need to stay in the PACU for several hours of observation.
  • If your child is going home on the same day of surgery, you will be able to stay with them in the PACU until they have recovered.
  • You will be given instructions about your child’s diet, activities and medications after the surgery and any other care you may need to provide once your child is home.

Visiting our pediatric facilities

Medical City Frisco is located at the intersection of Frisco Square Boulevard and the Dallas Parkway, near the Dallas North Tollway.

When you arrive, check in at the front entrance to be directed to the pediatric wing.

Our address is:

5500 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034

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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