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Surgical Services

East Tennessee Children's Hospital performs surgical procedures for a large number of conditions, under a variety of specialties. The areas below comprise our most common surgical areas:

Upcoming Surgery & COVID-19 Precautions

The safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest concern. Certain procedures require COVID-19 testing prior to surgery. If your child requires testing, it must be completed several days prior to their scheduled surgery. Your child’s surgery may be postponed or cancelled if testing is not complete.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

After your child’s test, please limit yours and your child’s exposure to public places until surgery. Remember to social distance when staying home is not an option.

You should:

  • Leave your home only for essential trips.
  • Wear a mask when outside of your home.
  • Refrain from gathering in groups.
  • Stay at least six-feet away from others.
  • Avoid being around other children, friends and family who do not live in your home.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces in your home regularly.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water.

You will be notified by your child’s physician or provider if the COVID-19 test is positive. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions at 865-541-8402.

A child’s legal guardian does not have to bring the patient for testing. We request the legal guardian be reachable by phone if needed.

Perioperative Services (Preparing For Surgery)

Preparing your child for surgery can be a stressful time for everyone in the family, but it doesn't have to be. East Tennessee Children's Hospital wants to prepare you and your child for surgery before you step through the door. Get all the facts, watch a video, and remove the stress.

Preparing for Surgery

Surgical Services

Inpatient Surgery Unit:
(865) 541-8580