Department of Surgery Annual Report 2022

Department of Surgery Annual Report

Texas Children’s is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric health organizations, with nearly 4.9 million patient encounters in 2022. Our patients and families are served by a staff of more than 15,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, advanced practice providers, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists and allied health professionals across more than 40 subspecialties.

Our team completed more than 112,000 children's surgeries and procedures throughout 2020, 2021 and 2022 despite surgical restrictions at various points in the pandemic. We also cared for children at more than 660,000 clinic visits during this time and continue to grow our technological capabilities to meet the needs of our patients and families. Since our last report, we opened a floor dedicated to serving our adult patients with congenital heart disease, including a 16-bed inpatient unit, outpatient clinic, cardiac rehab gym, diagnostics lab and more. At the same time, our faculty focused on research programs to better understand wound healing, open new doors in fetal surgery, improve delivery methods for intracranial gene therapy, explore the molecular and genetic associations of urological conditions, and develop new pediatric devices and novel surgical oncology techniques. In addition, our Wound Care division, formalized in 2021, now provides a structure to grow and support wound care across the Texas Children’s system.

Click here to read our Department of Surgery Annual Report 2022.