Surgery Outcomes

The Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital is comprised of pediatric surgeons across nine surgical divisions: Congenital Heart Surgery, Dental, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology. In conjunction with our partners in Anesthesiology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Transplant Services, we have more than 120 surgeons, 135 advanced practice providers and 950 employees dedicated to ensuring children get the surgical care they need.

Our team’s robust activities are reflected in the more than 33,100 operating room cases and over 228,400 clinic visits completed in 2018, the substantial external research funding obtained by our faculty, and the many prestigious scholarly articles published and presentations given nationally and internationally by our team each year.

Operating room suites managed across the Texas Children’s system include:

  • 25 at the Texas Children’s Texas Medical Center location
  • 6 at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women
  • 6 at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
  • 4 at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands

Most of the surgical suites are integrated with video, endoscopic, robotic or microscopic equipment. For specialized surgical interventions such as fetal, heart and transplant surgery, we offer highly customized equipment and operating rooms as well as specially trained support staff. When children are too sick to be moved to an operating or procedure room, a mobile team, which includes a fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologist, travels throughout the hospital to perform bedside procedures.

Our Department of Surgery Annual Report, which includes important data about our patient volumes and outcomes, is available below: