General and Thoracic Surgery
Dedicated surgery care for children
When it's your child, there's no such thing as "minor surgery." Our pediatric surgical teams and surgery center are built according to one goal: providing children and families with the best opportunity for healing and wellness.
We treat a wide variety of congenital conditions, including such common conditions as appendicitis or hernias, or more rare and complex conditions such as tumors and multiple birth defects.
Our team is available 24 hours a day for surgical consultation and care. We work closely with pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric specialists, and a network of pediatric home care providers.
Regional pediatric surgical consultation and followp-up
Children's Hospital's pediatric surgery team members visit our regional clinics to meet with patients and families both before and following surgical procedures. We make it more convenient for you to receive care from Children's Hospital by reducing your trips to Nashville.
We perform surgical consultations and follow-up visits at these locations.
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.
A reputation for ECMO success
Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University Medical Center®, V Oak Leaf Design®,
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt®, and Vanderbilt Health®
are all trademarks of The Vanderbilt University.
© 2017 Vanderbilt University Medical Center. All rights reserved.