The general and thoracic surgery department at Children's Mercy provides a wide range of treatments for conditions that affect the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, arms and legs.
We have surgeons available around the clock for surgical consultation and care. Every surgery is attended by a pediatric anesthesiologist, who has expertise in finding the just-right dose of medication for the child's age, size and condition.
Leading the way in surgical care
Whenever possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques to help kids heal more quickly. This results in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and reduced risk of complications and scarring after the surgery.
Our research team is hard at work to determine the most effective surgical approaches for pediatric conditions.