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Perioperative Surgery

Safe Operations for Kids & Adolescents

Welcome to East Tennessee Children's Hospital Perioperative 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.

Perioperative Surgery means all that goes into your child having a surgical experience. Before, during and after surgery are very important to a successful outcome, and the staff at East Tennessee Children's Hospital is ready to provide your whole family with the care they need.

Three Surgical Departments

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

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.

Surgery at Children's Hospital: What to Expect

The Children's Hospital Surgery Booklet (English | Spanish) is designed to answer some frequently asked questions about your child's upcoming surgery.

Surgical Services

Inpatient Surgery Unit:
(865) 541-8580

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery Team
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Pediatric Surgery

Medical Office Building (MOB)
Suite 510
2100 Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916

(865) 546-2131

Download Surgery Referral Request Form (Form 32869, Rev 4/21)