Children's Mercy offers one of the longest standing pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery programs in the United States. Since one of our co-founders, Katherine Berry Richardson, started performing reconstructive surgeries in 1897, our Plastic Surgery program has been instrumental in advancing evidence-based therapies and providing outstanding care to patients and families in the Kansas/Missouri region and across the country.
Our multidisciplinary team provides more reconstructive and cosmetic procedures than other program in the region. We use a collaborative, patient-centered approach to care that includes specialists in nutrition, dentistry, otorhinolaryngology, occupational therapy, and genetics.
We have the largest full-time pediatric plastic surgery program in the U.S.
All of our surgeons are fellowship trained, and one surgeon is also double board certified in plastic and oral surgery.
Families can preview surgery results through innovative 3D rendering technology.
Our surgeons are also trained in multiple subspecialties, including cranio, hand, and microsurgery.
Every surgery is attended by a pediatric anesthesiologist who has experience in administering anesthesia precisely for the child's age, size and condition.
Patient appointments are available in one of our four locations within 72 hours of request for consultation.
Our fellowship-trained surgeons provide evaluations and surgical services for children with congenital and developmental anomalies, trauma, and other reconstructive surgical needs. Parents can receive prenatal consultations following an ultrasound diagnosis. Our social workers provide family support and access to community resources. Patients also benefit from an innovative blood conservation program, which greatly reduces the need for blood transfusions during surgery.