Pediatric General Surgery
When your child needs surgery, trust the board-certified pediatric surgeons at University Health to provide the best care. Our team of surgeons, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio, has the compassion and experience to ensure the optimal outcome for your child.
All children’s surgeries are performed at University Hospital in San Antonio.
Conditions We Treat with Surgery
Our surgeons work with other teams across University Children’s Health to recommend and provide comprehensive treatment for your child. We treat conditions affecting any part of the body, from routine procedures to urgent and emergency surgeries.
Our dedication to specialized care means we treat conditions including:
- Neck disorders such as thyroglossal ducts
- Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation/Life Support (ECMO, ECLS)
- Chest and lung disorders
- Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF)
- Pectus excavatum, carinatum and other chest wall deformities
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Ovarian disorders
- Pediatric cancer surgery
- The full spectrum of neonatal surgical issues such as:
- Skin disorders
- Pilonidal disease
What to Expect
Child Life Support
It can be a scary time for the whole family when your child needs surgery. Our Child Life specialists are here to support your child and the rest of your family during your time at University Hospital.
What Sets Us Apart
We offer comprehensive care for children across the spectrum, from routine hernia surgeries to rare congenital abnormalities. We use the latest technologies and techniques to deliver state of the art care to families in our community and across South Texas.
Our pediatric surgery team is also widely recognized for its comprehensive gastrostomy tube care. A gastrostomy tube (G tube) provides direct access to deliver food, medication or nutrients the stomach.