Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado


At Children's Hospital Colorado we treat the big things, the little things and everything in between. The same is true for our Department of Surgery, which performs more than 16,000 surgical procedures for infants, kids and teens each year. Our pediatric surgical specialists treat children for a wide variety of congenital, infectious, traumatic and other specialized conditions.

Why choose Children’s Colorado for surgery?

Children's Colorado has consistently been ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the country and offers several nationally recognized surgical procedures and programs for young patients. Also, Children’s Colorado has the only dedicated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Rocky Mountain Region, where five pediatric trauma surgeons provide 24/7 coverage for trauma care.

In addition to providing expert medical treatment, our experienced staff will treat your family with care, compassion and respect. Whether you are visiting Children's Colorado for your child’s first surgery or for one of many, we will work with you to provide all the information and resources you need during your hospital stay. Our surgical team is proud and thankful to be able to offer you services in a facility that was built and designed to be the most healing environment for kids.

Through collaboration among pediatric specialties, surgical patients at Children's Colorado receive expert care. The multidisciplinary surgical care team includes pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric critical care doctors, neonatologists, pediatric emergency medicine specialists, pediatric radiologists, pediatric nurses and other pediatric support professionals including therapists and child life specialists.

How to prepare for surgery

Our preparing for surgery section will help you and your child know what to expect before, during and after an operation. We know from experience that our young patients and their parents or guardians have many questions about what will happen when they visit the hospital. The more you know about your child’s operation, the more helpful and reassuring you can be.

Surgical programs offered at Children’s Hospital Colorado