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Children's Surgery

Children's Surgery

Critical areas of pediatric surgery have been brought together under one umbrella at Children's of Mississippi and Batson Children’s Hospital, the only facility of its kind in Mississippi. Our comprehensive team of specially trained physicians, nurses and technicians are dedicated to making young patients as comfortable as possible while reducing parents’ concerns and apprehensions.

Pediatric specialties using the child-sized surgical areas include general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, dentistry, gastroenterology, craniofacial, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, pulmonary, hematology/oncology, anesthesiology and fetal medicine.

Surgical procedures for hospitalized youngsters are performed on the seventh floor of Batson Children's Hospital. Ambulatory (outpatient) procedures are performed on the sixth floor. About 6,000 cases are performed each year.

Pre-operative program

Knowing what to expect can help ease fears, our child life specialists offer a pre-operative program for young patients. The compassionate and extremely kid-friendly staff will explain what can be expected while at the hospital. Patients and accompanying adults will tour the hospital and learn about medical equipment and care team members. To schedule a tour, contact a child life specialist at (601) 815-8578.

What to bring to hospital

If you have a child being treated at Batson Children's Hospital, here's a list of things that you may want to bring for your child or yourself. >>>more