Safe Operations for Kids & Adolescents
Children's Hospital has a clinic to treat chest wall deformities, specifically
pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) and pectus excavatum (funnel chest) and
is now open to new patients. Read more about our new
Chest Wall Clinic
Welcome to East Tennessee Children's Hospital Surgical Services. We
want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. You will have all of
the specialized services of Children's Hospital immediately available
if needed by your child during his/her surgery experience.
Our surgical services are comprised of five departments:
- Outpatient Surgery
- Surgery (operating rooms)
- Inpatient Surgery
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit ("wake up" or recovery room)
You may have many questions about your child's surgery. The
Children's Hospital Surgery Booklet (English |
Spanish) is designed to answer some frequently asked questions. If you are preparing
to bring your child to our hospital for surgery soon, please take some
time to read the booklet to help you be more informed and prepared.
Surgery Tour Video
Scheduling and Arrival Time
Many doctors or offices tell you a time for your child's surgery when
you are in the office. Sometimes we have emergencies or changes in doctor
schedules. This may change the time of your child's surgery from the
time your doctor told you. Children's Hospital Outpatient Surgery
will call one to two days before your child's surgery to give you
the most up-to-date arrival time.
Call 865-541-8402 if Children's Hospital does not call you by 5:30
p.m. the day before surgery. Outpatient Surgery is open Monday-Friday
until 7 p.m. The Inpatient Surgery Unit can answer your questions after
7 p.m. or on weekends or holidays. The Inpatient surgery number is (865)541-8580.
East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery Group
East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery Group at East Tennessee Children's
Hospital is a group of three pediatric surgeons specializing in the general
and thoracic surgery of infants, children, and adolescents. Call 865-546-2131
for more information.
Surgery Center at Children's West
Children's West Surgery Center, a pediatric outpatient surgery center,
is a joint venture between Children's Hospital and 14 area surgeons
and dentists. The 9,822-square-foot surgery center includes two operating
rooms, staffed by Children's Hospital anesthesiologists.
The center is located on the Children's West campus at Pellissippi
Parkway and Westland Drive.
Click here to visit the Children's West Surgery Center web page or contact the center at 865-560-0303 for more information.