Primary Acute Surgery Program

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Primary Acute Surgery Program

Time-sensitive surgery for kids and teens

When kids and teens need to be evaluated for surgery, Children’s Health℠ delivers quick, attentive care – and we'll treat your child like they're our own in our Primary Acute Surgery Program.

Our expert surgeons offer same-day or next-day care for most patients who need time-sensitive or urgent surgical care. From soothing kids who are scared about surgery to helping teens prepare for missed days of school, we support kids and families through all aspects of care.

When your child needs urgent care

Families deserve prompt care whether their child has appendicitis or a painful infection. Many clinics ask families to wait weeks for minor procedures, while emergency departments can require hours of waiting for more urgent concerns. We built our Primary Acute Surgery Program to give patients fast access to expert surgeons who help them overcome their conditions and get back to daily life.

Access to Children’s Health’s many pediatric specialists

Families may also need input from other specialists. When this is the case, we can access the vast network of Children’s Health℠ experts, ensuring your child receives the most experienced and specialized care.

Meet the Care Team