Nurse Practitioner

  • Natalie Barganski, MSN, RN, CPNP

  • Melissa Miller, RN, MSN, FNP-C


For appointments, assistance, and physician referrals call
(361) 694-4700 or (800) DCH-LOVE

About Us

Children's Surgical Services provides the highest quality care to infants, children, and adolescents who are born with, or who develop, abnormalities of the urinary or genital systems. Our goal is to provide quality therapy using the least invasive approach possible. These laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques have several advantages over traditional "open" operations: they can minimize your child's postoperative pain, shorten his/her hospital stay, and allow your child to return to school and to full activity much sooner. And the cosmetic and psychological benefits of this "minimally invasive surgery" are also very important.

Our multi-disciplinary team (including pediatricians, neonatologists, and pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists and nurses) is dedicated to the care and comfort of your child before, during, and after the operation.

We understand the importance of working closely with the referring physician at every step, from initial visit through long-term follow-up. We provide diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of kidney, ureter, bladder and genital conditions.

Genitourinary Surgery
Hydrocele / hernia
Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle)
Torsion of testicle
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
Duplications of the kidney or ureter
Kidney, adrenal, bladder or prostate Tumors
Ovarian cyst or tumor
Urethral / meatal stenosis
Spina bifida / neurogenic bladder
Frequent urinary tract infections
Dysfunctional voiding
Enuresis (bedwetting)
Newborn Genitourinary
Congenital anomalies (birth defects)
Hydronephrosis (swollen kidney)
Posterior urethral valves
Exstrophy / Epispadias / Cloaca
Kidney stones
Phimosis (circumcision)

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Phone: (361) 694-5000

For appointments, assistance, and physician referrals in:
Corpus Christi: (361) 694-4700 or (800) DCH-LOVE

Additional Locations
Driscoll Children's Specialty Center - Brownsville
5500 N. Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 698-8600

Driscoll Children's Specialty Center - Harlingen
2121 Pease Street, Medical Arts Pavilion, Suite 600
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 421-1700

Driscoll Children's Specialty Center - Laredo
10710 McPherson Avenue, Suite 100
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: (956) 523-8961

Driscoll Children's Medical Plaza - McAllen
1120 E. Ridge Road
McAllen, TX 78503
Phone: (956) 688-1200

Driscoll Children's Specialty Center - Victoria
115 Medical Drive, Suite 201
Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: (361) 580-1347

For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

Healthcare Professionals


Driscoll's kidney transplant recipients come from all over South Texas for annual Reunion

April 28, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Saturday, Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate seven years of renal transplants with patients and their families at the annual Transplant Reunion. For nearly 10 years, Driscoll's Kidney Center has offered comprehensive kidney care to the children of South Texas, including transplantation, general nephrology...

Valdez brings neurology expertise to Driscoll

February 26, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Marcos Valdez, MD, has joined Children's Physician Services of South Texas at Driscoll Children's Hospital as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Valdez was previously in private practice in McAllen, Texas for 10 years. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Texas A&M College...

Páez receives certification in pediatric endocrinology

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ana Maria Páez, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Driscoll Children's Hospital, recently passed an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics and is certified in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Páez completed a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center...

Booth receives certification in child abuse pediatrics

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ada Booth, MD, child abuse pediatrician with Driscoll Children's Hospital's Child Abuse Resource Evaluation (CARE) Team, recently passed an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and is certified in child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Booth graduated from a child abuse pediatrics fellowship at Nationwide...

Driscoll pediatric cardiologist recognized as distinguished alumnus at Louisiana Tech University

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Driscoll pediatric cardiologist Brandon Lane Phillips, MD, FAAP, FACC, was recently recognized by The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University as one of 14 of their 2014 Distinguished Alumni. Chosen alumni have distinguished themselves during their careers and in service...