Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Dai Chung, head of pediatric surgery, and a patient

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.

Surgery specialties

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Be prepared

We're here to support you and your child before, during, and after your hospital visit.

Tips for a less stressful visit

Research and understand your child's condition and upcoming surgery. Spend quiet time and learn at The Family Resource Center on the second floor. Visit the Online Health and Wellness Portal.

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.

Minimally-invasive surgery

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery include the possibility of less pain, fewer infections, and faster recovery.

Robot-assisted surgery

When it's the right approach for your child, robot-assisted surgery gives surgeons great precision and control.

Last Edited: February 24, 2017
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