When your child requires surgery, you want to be certain that you are receiving the most advanced care possible from the most experienced medical team. The Pediatric Surgery team at Cook Children's specializes in many surgical conditions, from simple to the most complex, and many of these procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques.
Experience counts, and the pediatric surgery experts at Cook Children's perform more than 3,400 procedures each year on children of all ages. Our surgeons handle a wide range of conditions including congenital malformations, head and neck masses, abdominal and gastrointestinal issues, thoracic issues, tumors and malignancies, and genitourinary surgeries.
Children's bodies are not the same as adult bodies. A pediatric surgeon is specifically trained in caring for patients from birth to young adulthood. When you choose a pediatric specialist, you can trust that he or she understands the very specific needs of a child before, during and after treatment.
Combining experience with compassion, our dedicated team provides high-quality care with the added support of our specialists throughout Cook Children's Medical Center. They work closely with other pediatric experts, like pediatric anesthesiologists, who are dedicated to each child they take care of.
Pediatric surgery guide
Sometimes things get complicated. Following the steps in the Cook Children's surgery guide will help things go more smoothly. Feel free to print a copy for your convenience.
Cook Children's is committed to giving families the resources they need to manage their conditions. There are many educational and support opportunities available, including: