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Pediatric surgery

Pediatric surgery is the surgical treatment of illnesses and other medical issues in children, from infancy throughout adolescence and into young adulthood. Oftentimes we are able to offer minimally invasive or robot-assisted procedures, such as endoscopy and laparoscopy.

Pediatric surgical specialists in Asheville, North Carolina

Your child's surgery can feel scary, but we'll do everything we can to lessen that feeling.

When your child needs surgery, you need a care partner who understands the unique challenges kids face. At Mission Children's Hospital, located in Mission Hospital, our experienced pediatric surgeons provide the treatment and care your child needs.

Conditions treated by our pediatric surgeons

As children grow and develop, they can encounter injuries and infections that may require surgery. Some of these conditions our pediatric surgeons treat include:

  • Abdominal issues
  • Childhood cancers
  • Gastrointestinal difficulties
  • Endocrine system issues
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Skin disorders
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Vascular diseases

Pediatric surgical services we provide

Our pediatric surgeons are committed to understanding the complexities of treating children before, during and after a surgical procedure.

Types of pediatric surgery we perform

Our board-certified surgeons, including pediatric general surgeons, have advanced training in the surgical challenges of infants, children and adolescents. We work to provide you and your family with a system of care rooted in a stress-minimizing surgical experience.

We use leading-edge, minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. By prioritizing these types of robot-assisted procedures, we are able to use small incisions that result in minimal scarring, faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.

Some of the surgeries we typically perform include:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Surgical sedation

Sedation can come in many forms. We are sensitive to fears children may have about sedation, as well as the surgery itself, so our dedicated sedation team offers several types. For nonsurgical procedures, we use twilight sedation. This is a safer alternative to general anesthesia that combines a local anesthetic with sedation, so your child can fall into a relaxed, calm, sleepy state, without ever becoming unconscious. They will feel no pain where the local anesthetic was administered.

For all other procedures, we operate based on the needs and overall health of your child, and make sure to frequently check their breathing, heart rate and blood pressure.

Our sedation team is the only credentialed pediatric sedation team in Western North Carolina, and we are proud to have garnered a reputation for positive outcomes amongst the region's youngest patients.

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