Pediatric Surgery

Surgery for kids is different than surgery for adults. From their growing bodies to the way they react to anesthesia, it matters that your child’s surgeon understands the differences. That’s why all of our surgeons are board-certified in pediatric surgery and our anesthesiologists all have special pediatric training.

  • If your child is having surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Your Visit section of this website can help you and your child prepare for surgery.
  • If your child is having surgery at Le Bonheur East Surgery Center, please visit the Le Bonheur East Surgery Center website for more information.

Why Choose Le Bonheur for Your Child's Surgery? 

Our surgeons are all board-certified and fellowship trained in pediatric general surgery. They operate only on kids and have more experience working with kids and families than any other surgeons in the region. Our surgeons also collaborate with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our specialists contribute to the advancement of pediatric surgery by publishing research on improving care.

We do more minimally invasive surgeries on children for a broader range of conditions than any institution in our region. Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques when appropriate, which mean less pain and quicker recoveries for your child.

As an accredited ACS Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, our specialists are available 24-hours a day to diagnose, consult and treat childhood illnesses and injuries. This also means that we are always prepared to treat even the most critically ill children.

We are the only hospital in our area to offer a comprehensive pediatric general surgery program including surgeons, anesthesiologists and specialized nurses and staff dedicated to the care of infants and children

Sometimes it takes more than a great surgical team for children to be comfortable. Our care includes child life specialists, a special pre-operative (before surgery) teaching program and Bunny Lane, where your child can pick out a toy before surgery. 

Parent participation is important. We encourage parents to be with their children while they are being put to sleep. Our goal is to reduce stress and anxiety for children who receive anesthesia for any procedure.

Every detail of Le Bonheur was created around the needs of children and their families. 

Common pediatric surgical conditions include:

Chest Wall Deformity

Colorectal Conditions

Neck Masses

Bariatric Surgery

Trauma and Burns

Gastrostomy Tube Clinic

Hernias

Thoracic

Vascular Anomalies

Appendicitis

Pyloric Stenosis

Intussusception

Meckel's Diverticulum

Diseases of the Thyroid

Gastrochisis

Omphalocele

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Malrotation

Pilonidal Disease

Why Choose Le Bonheur?

At Le Bonheur Children’s, we measure and track our treatment to improve the care we offer families – and to provide a greater level of transparency about our program.

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