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Children's Surgery

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Forever and Ever for Kids, with surgical teams specially trained in pediatrics.

UMMC surgeons understand that children are not miniature adults. Pediatric patients have special needs, both physical and emotional. Our Children’s of Mississippi’s care team is dedicated to making young patients as comfortable as possible while reducing parents' concerns and apprehensions.

Pediatric specialties that perform operations include general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, dentistry, gastroenterology, craniofacial, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, pulmonology, hematology, oncology and fetal medicine. Thousands of ambulatory and inpatient surgeries are performed each year at the state’s only hospital for children.

At Children’s of Mississippi, anesthesiology is designed with children’s health and comfort in mind. Sedation is used when needed, but strategies ranging from medical play to driving battery-operated cars to procedures help children cope with surgery and related procedures.

State-of-the-art operating suites

Pediatric surgeries are performed in the operating suites housed at the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower. These large suites are equipped with advanced technology that supports the complex surgeries, such as open-heart procedures and transplants, that our world-class surgical teams offer Mississippi’s kids. 
After surgery, children recover in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) where patients are in sight of the central nurses’ station for careful monitoring. 

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A state-of-the-art setting equips our team for complex surgical procedures.

The large surgical suites in Sanderson Tower fully support the complex surgeries, such as open-heart procedures and transplants, that our world-class surgical teams offer Mississippi’s kids. 

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Planning Your Visit

We hope to make your visit to Children's of Mississippi as convenient as possible by providing resources that you may find useful when planning your visit. Click below to learn more about wayfinding, eCheck-in, and COVID-19 safety precautions.

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Mississippi's first pediatric imaging suite is both kid-friendly and convenient.

Inside the pediatric imaging suite in Sanderson Tower, every detail is designed to combine advanced care with the comfort and compassion kids need for a positive experience during imaging services.

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Family-friendly amenities to make your visit more comfortable.

Visitors to Sanderson Tower will find convenient spaces to eat, pick up last-minute items, rest, and reflect. Garage C, connected to Sanderson Tower by a covered walkway, offers the closest parking. It is easily accessed from Woodrow Wilson.

  1. Market Coffee

    Market Coffee (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open daily with Starbucks® beverages, grab-and-go foods, and hot sandwiches.
  2. Gift Shop

    Children’s of Mississippi Gift Shop (Sanderson Tower, Level G) offers merchandise specially selected for pediatric patients and their parents, including stuffed animals, toys, snacks, and drinks.
  3. Interfaith Chapel

    The interfaith chapel (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open 24 hours a day for quiet, meditation, and prayer.
  4. PICU/NICU Family Lounges

    The PICU (Level 3) and NICU floors (Levels 4 & 5) of Sanderson Tower feature lounges with refrigerators and washer dryers, where families of patients admitted to the PICU or NICU can eat, relax, and do laundry.

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