Pediatric Specialties at Southlake

Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake is the only free-standing, pediatric ambulatory care center in north Texas with subspecialty care, outpatient surgery, imaging, diagnostics as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation all under one roof.
  • Cardiology


    The cardiology service at Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake is an extension of the nationally-recognized Heart Center at Children’s Medical Center. The Heart Center offers a full program of specialized care including research, treatment and education for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases. Our specialists work together to meet the full range of pediatric cardiac needs.

    Why Children’s

    • Medical staff members performed the first pediatric heart transplant in North Texas in 1988.

    • Surgeons on the medical staff have implanted more than 120 new hearts in children.

    • We’re the first hospital in the nation to receive disease-specific certification for fetal heart care.

    • Our new pediatric catheterization lab is one of only three of its kind in the nation.

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    Pediatric Cardiologists

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  • Endocrinology


    The Endocrinology Center at Children's offers state-of-the-art diagnoses, treatment and management of diabetes, obesity, growth and other hormone-based conditions. Clinical research studies and trials incorporate cutting-edge technology into your child’s care. The endocrinology service at Children’s Southlake is part of the Endocrinology Center at Children’s Dallas.

    Why Children’s

    • We are one of only four pediatric programs in Texas certified by the American Diabetes Association.

    • Our diabetes program was the first pediatric program in the country to receive disease-specific certification from The Joint Commission.

    • The COACH (Center for Obesity and its Consequences in Health) clinic provides the only comprehensive program for childhood obesity in North Texas, with more than 600 referrals per year.

    • Our Diabetes Program provides a full bilingual education program for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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  • Ear, Nose and Throat


    Kids can’t be kids when they’re sick. That’s why the Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialists on the medical staff at Children’s offer state-of-the-art treatment for pediatric head and neck problems including hearing loss, sleep apnea, voice difficulties and other ear-nose-throat (ENT)-related conditions. Many of the services available at Children’s Dallas are also available at Children’s Southlake.  Specialists on the medical staff work together to meet all pediatric ENT needs, and to provide the highest quality clinical and surgical care.

    Why Children’s

    • Fellowship-trained physicians and nursing and support staff specially trained in pediatric otolaryngology

    • Surgical care by specially trained pediatric anesthesiologists

    • Special pediatric audiology and speech pathology services available

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  • Neurology


    With the first Pediatric Epilepsy Program in the country to be certified through The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care program, Children’s is nationally recognized for excellence in Epilepsy treatment. Medical staff performs state-of-the-art epilepsy diagnoses, treatment and management of pediatric seizure problems. Epilepsy care provided at Children’s Southlake is an extension of services we offer at Dallas.

    Why Children’s

    • Our accredited neurophysiology lab performs more than 3,000 electroencephalograms (EEGs)
      each year.

    • We admit more than 600 patients each year for video-EEG monitoring in the Epilepsy
      Monitoring Unit (EMU).

    • We offer our Ketogenic diet program, an intensive epilepsy therapy, to more than 50 children
      each year.

    • We offer English and Spanish language support groups and educational outreach programs to support our patients and their families in the community.

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  • Gastroenterology


    All kids get tummy aches. But when the problem is something more severe, the team at Children’s has the knowledge and technology to help. The Gastroenterology program at Children’s Southlake is part of the Children’s Medical Center GI service line that treats a variety of intestinal difficulties, as well as problems of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. Children with digestive and nutritional problems receive the latest and greatest care.

    Why Children’s

    • Children’s Gastroenterology program is ranked among the top programs in the nation by US News and World Report

    • We offer specialty centers for inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and intestinal failure/rehabilitation and motility problems

    • We collaborate with the Solid Organ Transplant Team for liver transplantation

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  • General Surgery


    Pediatric Outpatient Surgery at Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake offers comprehensive surgical care to infants, children and adolescents. 

    Why Children’s

    • Our surgical center has two operating rooms equipped with laparoscopic cameras for minimally invasive procedures for children

    • Operating rooms are equipped with portable image-guided fluoroscopy and state-of-the-art, high definition monitors, videos and recording equipment with the ability to print pictures

    • The Southlake general surgery team includes pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric surgical nursing, radiology and diagnostic services

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    Alan Farrow-Gillespie, MD

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  • Nutrition


    At Children’s Southlake, we offer nutrition assessment, counseling and education for a variety of diagnoses. Whether it’s illness, hospitalization or nutritional counseling, our dietitians are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In fact, our team spends more than 30,000 hours per year caring for patients. Our expertise has led us to be featured throughout the media, discussing obesity, healthy eating and other children’s topics.

    Why Children’s

    We provide nutrition assessment and counseling for:

    • Obesity

    • Abnormal weight gain

    • High cholesterol

    • Feeding Problems for newborns

    • Feeding problems

    • Failure to thrive

    • Protein-calorie malnutrition

    • Anorexia nervosa

    • Bulimia nervosa

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  • Pain Management


    The Pediatric Pain Management Center at Children’s offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment for your child. Children’s at Southlake offers outpatient pain management care for children with acute and chronic headaches and abdominal pain. The team of pain management specialists will develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your child and they will make recommendations for medical tests to diagnose the problem, medication and advanced pain technologies.

    Why Children’s

    • A caring, specialty-trained, pain management team evaluates and treats acute and chronic abdominal pain and headaches in children through a comprehensive program

    • The medical staff is comprised of board-certified physicians in anesthesia and/or pain management, and nurses with specialty training in pediatric pain management

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  • Plastic and Craniofacial


    Though children should feel special and comfortable in their skin no matter what, a disfigurement from injury or a pre-existing condition can cause a loss in self-confidence.  At Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake, we offer a team of world-renowned pediatric plastic surgeons and a staff of experienced and compassionate caregivers. We can help with clear diagnosis and treatment plans for craniofacial anomalies, hand deformities and acute traumatic injuries. At Children’s Southlake, children can receive the plastic and craniofacial surgery care they need closer to home.

    Why Children’s

    • The craniofacial surgery team provides diagnosis and treatment for infants and children with craniofacial deformities, craniofacial dyostosis, and cleft lip and/or palate.

    • The plastic surgery team treats infants and children with acute injuries and traumatic injuries to the lower extremities and face as well as complicated wounds, masses and congenital deformities (including feet).

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  • Pulmonolgy


    As experts in respiratory care for children, the physicians on the Children’s medical staff are ready to treat pediatric neuromuscular diseases, cystic fibrosis, asthma and chronic lung disease. The physicians and staff are qualified in bronchoscopy, home ventilator management, pulmonary function testing and pulmonary sleep-related disorders. Pulmonology at Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake is an extension of our program in Dallas.

    Why Children’s

    • Our staff specializes in assisting physicians with disease-specific testing and follow-up care.

    • More than 1,200 procedures a month are performed for patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, exercise intolerance, sickle cell disease, neuro-muscular disease, rare restrictive lung diseases, lung disease secondary to childhood cancers, heart disease and organ transplantation.

    • We use child-friendly, state-of-the-art equipment.

    • Our technologists hold certifications as Registered Radiology Technologists (RRT), Nurse Practitioners (NPS), Registered Pulmonary Function Technicians (RPFT), and Certified Pulmonary Function Technologists (CPFT).

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  • Rheumatology


    Children’s Medical Center’s medical staff includes  four board-certified/board-eligible pediatric rheumatologists. This is impressive because there are only 270 pediatric board-certified rheumatologists in the United States. In addition to Children’s Dallas, we offer our rheumatology services at Children’s Southlake. Rheumatologists at Children’s work in collaboration with UT Southwestern, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Baylor Health Care System to form the Center for Pediatric Rheumatology.

    Why Children’s

    • There are fewer than 300 board-certified pediatric rheumatologists in the entire country, and four of them are on our staff

    • Outpatient clinic for children (birth - 17 years old) who are new to rheumatology

    • Inpatient services for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, as well as diseases thought to be collagen-vascular in origin

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  • Urology


    The  board-certified Urology physicians on the Children’s medical staff are nationally recognized as leaders in their field. Our urology services at Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake are part of our program at Children’s Dallas that is ranked in the nation’s Top 10 pediatric urology programs by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a full range of treatment for urological problems from surgical care to therapy. The physicians are also experts in pediatric robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

    Why Children’s

    • Surgical repair of minor and complex degrees of hypospadias

    • Pediatric laparoscopic surgery

    • The only program in the area that treats bedwetting and other voiding dysfunctions

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