Excellence in Patient Care
The general and thoracic surgery team at Children's Hospital provides comprehensive general and specialized surgical services for newborns, children, and teens. These may include common conditions such as appendicitis or hernias, or the more rare and complex conditions such as tumors and multiple birth defects.
Our surgical team includes specialists in Pediatric surgery, surgical and pediatric physician trainees, pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse practitioners. Our surgeons have special training in operating on children as well as pre- and post-operative surgical care.
Our team provides coverage 24 hours a day and can be promptly contacted for surgical consultation and care. We work closely with pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric specialists and a network of pediatric home care providers.
New Technique Eases Gallbladder Surgery for Children
Children’s Hospital is the first in Tennessee to perform a single-site incision robotic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal surgery, on a pediatric patient, reducing the number of incision sites for the procedure from four to one.
Research and Education
We also provide investigators an exciting environment for scholarly research activities. Through these resources, both new and established investigators can expand their research capabilities in pursuit of greater knowledge about pediatric surgery.
We offer an excellent opportunity for the clinical and academic training of pediatric surgery residents, general surgery and pediatric residents, medical students and nursing students. Visit our academic conference and seminar schedule on the Section of Surgical Sciences website.
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