The UT Physicians Pediatric Surgery team is committed to excellence in surgical care with an approach centered around your child. As faculty members of McGovern Medical School, our physicians provide leading-edge care for children from around the world.
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GENERAL PEDIATRIC SURGERY
From Emergency to Continued Care
The UT Physicians Pediatric Surgical team partners with the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson. We offer emergency and continued care for pediatric trauma patients from our level 1 trauma facility based at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Our UT surgical team collaborates with outstanding health care professionals in our partner facilities to care for each child and their family.
Traditional and Minimally Invasive Surgery
By utilizing the most advanced imaging technologies designed specifically for pediatric patients – including MRI, CT, PET, MEG, stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG), deep brain stimulation (DBS) and responsive neurostimulation (RNS) – neurosurgeons are able to identify and treat specific areas of the brain and significantly lower the risk of complications. When traditional surgery is required, endoscopic techniques are often used to reduce incision size and scarring for patients who are candidates.
PEDIATRIC PLASTIC SURGERY
Child Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery
This highly specialized team is dedicated to early diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial conditions with a team approach. Team members include specialists in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, otolaryngology, prosthodontics, dermatology, speech pathology, genetics and nursing. Together, the team seeks to provide high-quality care to patients, as well as ongoing support to their families through education and support.
Gain a better understanding.
Spina bifida is a rare birth defect where the spinal cord does not develop properly. The condition is a type of neural tube defect that can occur anywhere along the spine within the first 28 days of pregnancy.
Depending on size, location and type, Spina bifida can range from mild to severe. The cause is uncertain but some risk factors include folic acid deficiency, family history, diabetes, obesity and certain medications.