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Children's Mercy offers a broad range of surgical services including comprehensive care of congenital and acquired head, neck, thoracic, abdominal, and extremity diseases.

Program Highlights

The Department of Surgery improves the lives of infants and children through innovative surgical care. Our surgeons perform more than 19,000 surgeries each year. Our staff includes experts who co-authored Pediatric Surgery, the leading academic textbook for medical students, and Atlas of Pediatric Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy – a resource used by pediatric surgeons across the globe. 

Clinical Services

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Medical Education

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Pediatric Anesthesia at Children's Mercy

At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure. We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes. During the procedure, your anesthesiologist will carefully monitor your child’s heartbeat, blood pressure and breathing. Afterwards, your anesthesiologist will make sure your child wakes up as comfortably as possible and continue to help with pain control. Learn more about pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Mercy.

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