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Pediatric Surgery

A pediatric surgeon is available for your questions and consultations:
(361) 694-4700


Description of Services:


Children's Surgical Services provides the highest quality care to infants, children and adolescents who are born with - or who develop - abnormalities of the neck, chest, lungs or airways, digestive tract or urinary system. Whether your child requires thoracic, general or urologic surgical care, our goal is to provide quality therapy using the least invasive approach possible. These laparoscopic, thoracoscopic 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. The cosmetic and psychological benefits of this "minimally invasive surgery" are also very important.

Our multi-disciplinary team (including pediatricians, neonatologists, 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 neck, chest, abdominal and urinary problems, including:


Abdominal surgery
Appendicitis
Groin or umbilical hernia
Gallstones/gallbladder disease
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Abdominal or liver tumors
Chronic constipation
Crohn's disease / ulcerative colitis (IBD)
Fistula-in-ano (anal infection or abscess)
Pilonidal cyst / sinus / abscess
Intestinal obstruction / intussusception
Splenectomy (ITP / hereditary
Spherocytosis)
Achalasia
Pancreatic cyst
Ovarian cyst or tumor
Newborn
Congenital anomalies (birth
defects)
Pyloric stenosis
Gastroschisis / omphalocele
Intestinal / duodenal atresia
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
Bilary atresia or jaundice
Hirschprung's disease
Imperforate anus
Malrotation of intestines
Choledochal cyst
Mesenteric / duplication cyst
Sacrococcygeal teratoma
Neck surgery
lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph node)
dermoid cyst
lymphangioma (cystic hygroma)
branchial cleft cyst / sinus
thyroglossal duct cyst / sinus
torticollis (wry neck)
ranula (mouth cyst)
thyroid disease
central venous access
tracheostomy
Thoracic Surgery
Newborn Thoracic
Surgery
Genitourinary surgery
Newborn Genitourinary
Surgery

We also care for children with injuries from trauma and with assorted conditions such as vascular birthmarks, skin nevi (suspicious moles), ganglion cysts and ingrown toenails.

We get to know some of our patients even before their parents do. Obstetrical ultrasounds often discover conditions in the fetus that will require surgery after birth. We offer prenatal counseling to expectant parents whose newborn child may, or may not, need surgery.

Children's Surgical Services provides complete pediatric surgical care that combines the most modern (and least invasive) techniques with a warm and compassionate approach to the well-being of your child.

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Children's Surgical Services Main Office

3533 S. Alameda Furman Bldg, 3rd Floor
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone: 361-694-4700
Fax: (361) 694-4701


Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

For appointments, assistance, and physician referrals in Corpus Christi:
Phone: (361) 694-4700 or
Toll Free Phone: (800) DCH-LOVE
Fax (361) 694-4701


For appointments, assistance, and physician referrals in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo, or Victoria:
Toll Free Phone: (800) 525-TOTS or
Brownsville Fax: (956) 982-2445
McAllen Fax: (956) 668-7646
Harlingen Fax: (956) 412-3357


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

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