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Children's Surgery

What is a children’s surgeon?

Children's surgeons encompass many different types of pediatric surgeons who specialize in surgically treating various conditions in children of all ages. Our pediatric surgeons are experts in caring for the unique needs of children. They are dedicated to making children comfortable while reducing the parent’s concerns and apprehensions. Critical areas of pediatric surgery have been brought together under one roof at Children's of Mississippi. All are available to support the Center for Maternal and Fetal Care.

If advanced care is needed, pediatric surgeons work in collaboration with a team of expert subspecialists through UMMC’s Center for Maternal and Fetal Care. This multidisciplinary team works together to care for both the mother and child’s unique needs - all under one roof.

About children's surgery

The Center for Maternal and Fetal Care draws on Children's of Mississippi pediatric surgery programs to offer compassionate and comprehensive care for children in need of operations. Our surgeons provide expertise in treating many different medical conditions. 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.

Mississippi's only dedicated children's hospital performs thousands of surgeries each year that span many different medical specialties and subspecialties. Our expert team of highly trained physicians, nurses, nutritionists, therapists and technicians are dedicated to ensuring excellent outcomes.

Children's surgery offers:

  • Access to nationally-recognized pediatric surgeons at Mississippi's only children's hospital.
  • Compassionate surgical care tailored to each child's unique needs.
  • Leading-edge diagnostic and surgical technology.

Learn more about UMMC's pediatric surgery services.