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Pediatric Surgery

East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery

Safe Operations for Kids & Adolescents

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
  • Anesthesia
  • 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 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.

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. Click here to visit the East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery Group web page or 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.