Pediatric surgeons in the Greater Nashville area

Surgery can be a scary experience for a child. However, at the TriStar Health family of hospitals, we give your child compassionate, family-centered care to keep them at ease. Our children's surgery program is designed to specifically meet the unique needs of children. From thoracic surgery to bone fracture repairs, our expert pediatric surgery team is focused on ensuring your child's procedure goes as smoothly as possible.

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Pediatric surgeons at our children's hospital

We offer comprehensive surgical care at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial. Here, our pediatric surgeons deliver leading-edge pediatric services for a wide range of conditions. From surgery prep to pediatric rehabilitation therapy, we provide compassionate care and support to your child every step of the way, making sure they have all they need to get better as soon as possible.

Types of pediatric surgeries we offer

Our pediatric surgery specialty areas at The Children's Hospital include:

General surgery

You can trust our pediatric surgeons to provide advanced general surgery, including procedures using minimally invasive technology. General surgeries we offer include:

Pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery

ENT conditions, such as earaches, are common in children. However, when your child's ENT condition gets worse, surgery may be the best option to treat it. Some procedures we offer include:

  • Tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
  • Myringotomy (ear tubes)

Pediatric ophthalmology surgery

Eye conditions and injuries require an expert level of precision. We use leading-edge technology to perform the following:

  • Nasolacrimal duct surgery
  • Retinal surgery
  • Retinopathy of prematurity laser surgery
  • Strabismus surgery

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

When more conservative treatments are not effective at treating your child's orthopedic condition, they may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:

  • Bone fracture repair
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Surgery for complex foot, knee and hip deformities

Pediatric urologic surgery

Urologic conditions can impact many areas of your child's life. Treating them requires specific training, and we are equipped to provide surgery options, including:

  • Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle)
  • Kidney stone management
  • Hypospadias/epispadias (abnormality in the urethra opening)

Post-surgery care

Our pediatric unit provides care for infants and children up to 18 years old. Located on the third floor of The Children's Hospital, this unit offers 24/7 medical care by board-certified pediatric hospitalists, as well as nurses and other caregivers who are specifically trained to meet the unique needs of children.

The pediatric unit features:

  • Internet access
  • Kid-friendly games
  • Designated play and family waiting areas
  • Private rooms designed to promote an environment of healing
  • Sleeper sofas in every room for parents to comfortably stay with their child

In addition, the highly trained medical team in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provides specialized care and 24/7 monitoring for children needing extra attention after a complex surgery.

Child life services

We offer comprehensive child life services to help your child feel at ease before their procedure, including:

To schedule a pre-surgery tour or to speak to a child life specialist, please email or call (615) 342-3296.