Children's Surgery

Family-Focused Surgery

Surgery doesn’t have to be scary. Our specialists care for children and their families before, during and after surgery to provide high-quality, compassionate care. We can help manage the emotional stress and medical needs of children and their families to help give them the best surgical experience possible.

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Come to Sanford Children’s for family-focused procedures. We know that when we’re treating a child, we’re caring for the whole family. Expect family-centered care that emphasizes your child’s comfort.

Choose Sanford Children’s Surgery for your child’s operation, from appendectomies to tonsillectomies. We provide both scheduled and emergency surgeries across a variety of medical specialties. Our patients range from infants to young adults.

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Our Surgical Team

The surgeons at Sanford Children’s work with specialists from around the organization to cater to your child’s unique medical needs. Surgeons can collaborate with pediatric doctors in over 70 specialties and services. We have surgeons available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our surgeons include these specialists and more:

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General Pediatric and Trauma Surgical Team

Sanford Children’s is proud to offer the only pediatric trauma surgery specialists in the region. If your child needs emergency surgery, our physicians can help. These specialists are trained to care for a variety of problems that require immediate surgical assistance.

Our general pediatric and trauma surgeons are ready to care for your child day or night. We also offer trauma flight teams available around the clock to transport patients to our care. They will bring your child to our facilities with state-of-the-art operating rooms, expert pediatric surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists available on-site.

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