Cook Children's Pediatric Surgery team in Fort Worth specializes in many surgical conditions, from simple to the most complex, and many of these procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques. 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.
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.
Cook Children's handles many childhood surgical conditions, including:
- Congenital malformations of the abdomen and chest
- Head and neck masses (thyroglossal duct cysts, enlarged lymph nodes, branchial anomalies, thyroid masses and torticollis)
- Abdominal/gastrointestinal (appendicitis, gallbladder disease, gastroesophageal reflux, hernias, intestinal and anorectal disorders)
- Genitourinary (circumcisions, hernias, undescended testes, torsion of ovary or teste, varicocele)
- Thoracic (chest wall deformities, diaphragmatic hernias, hyperhidrosis and empyema)
- Pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum
- Tumors and malignancies
- Thoracoscopy and laparoscopy
Our goal is to provide a family-centered environment of care by keeping you informed at each step in your child's care, from pre-operative evaluation through discharge. As you and your child prepare for surgery, please use the information below as your guide. If you have any questions, please call us at 682-885-7080.
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.
A caring staff
Our focus is on the child and family every step of the way. Our patients recover from surgery in recovery rooms staffed by nurses, doctors and technicians who are specially trained in the treatment and care of pediatric surgery patients.
If your child's surgical procedure is performed as day surgery, you will be able take your child home the same day as surgery. The staff will provide you with care instructions so that your child can comfortably recover in familiar surroundings.
There are situations where the doctor will decide to admit the child to the hospital for an overnight stay or for as long as is necessary to provide the best care possible. Should a child require intensive care, our critical care units are staffed by board-certified doctors who work hand-in-hand with the surgeons in charge of the child's care.
Pain is a major concern for children and their parents. All members of our team are experienced in taking care of pain issues for children and are available to treat pain concerns appropriately and as quickly as possible.
Cook Children's is focused on family-centered care and our Child Life specialists will work with the patient and family to make the experience as pleasant as possible.