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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.

Three Surgical Departments

  • Pre-Post Area
  • Surgery (operating rooms)
  • Inpatient Surgery

Surgery at Children's Hospital: What to ExpectYou 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 Pre-Post Area 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. C​all 865-546-2131 for more information.

Children's West Surgery Center

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. Contact the center at 865-560-0303 for more information.

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