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Surgical Programs

Our Surgical Program

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The surgical programs at Children’s Hospital New Orleans serve children and families from across Louisiana and the Gulf South in a child-friendly environment that integrates each phase of the surgical experience. Our expert surgeons are trained to care specifically for the unique needs of infants and children, and we offer the benefits of a full-service pediatric hospital dedicated only to the care of kids.

The surgical facilities at Children’s Hospital, which opened in the spring of 2020 as part of the hospital’s $300 million campus transformation, include a spacious lobby and waiting area for families, leading to a 42-bed Same Day Surgery Unit with all private patient rooms. Two private consultation rooms bridge the unit and OR to allow for quick consultations between physicians and parents. A spacious 24-bay Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is located directly next to the Same Day Surgery Unit, providing easy access for families after the child’s surgery. Our facilities include 12 expansive ORs, with an OR dedicated to the Da Vinci surgical robot, two cardiac catheterization labs, and five special procedure suites.

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Surgery at Children’s Hospital

When a child needs surgery, you deserve to know that they will be cared for by skilled professionals that you can trust. A child’s body is different from an adult and should only be operated on by a surgeon who understands the complexities of pediatric surgery.

Complex pediatric medical conditions often require care plans from multidisciplinary teams. We are proud to be the only facility in the state of Louisiana that offers a full array of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists to care for the whole child.

Each year, children from across Louisiana and the Gulf South region visit Children’s Hospital New Orleans for specialized surgical services including: