General Surgery

General Surgery


The Division of Pediatric General Surgery at Children’s Medical Center Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center provides comprehensive surgical care to newborns, infants, children and adolescents, making us one of the largest providers of pediatric general surgery in the North Texas region.

The surgical team diagnoses, consults, treats and provides follow-up care 24 hours a day. We perform more than 4,300 surgeries annually, for a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions. Our pediatric surgical programs include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Trauma and critical care
  • Fetal and EXIT (ex-utero intrapartum treatment)
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Pectus excavatum repair

Why Children's Health℠?

For more than a century, Children’s Medical Center Dallas has been at the forefront of making life better for children. Today it is the seventh largest pediatric hospital in the country, and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. A 490-bed full-service hospital, offering tertiary and quaternary expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialties and the highest level of trauma care in North Texas as a Level I Trauma Center.

Your Team

Our surgeons have extensive, specialized experience, having performed thousands of pediatric surgeries. Each member of our team is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Pediatric Surgery.

To help alleviate the fear of surgery, our child life specialists conduct medical child play therapy with patients before surgery and provide parents and patients an opportunity to ask questions about the surgery.

We are committed to finding better ways to treat our patients before, during, and after surgery. We strive to implement the newest, proven advances in pediatric surgery, improving outcomes and care.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a pediatric surgical fellowship program. The program is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education and is administered by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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