Children's Hospital Colorado
Center for Children's Surgery

Center for Children's Surgery

We collaborate with every specialty in the hospital to advance new surgical techniques, teach tomorrow’s surgeons and give our patients a brighter today.

Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital Colorado

At Children's Hospital Colorado we treat the big things, the little things and everything in between. Inside the walls of our pediatric hospital, are world renowned, experienced surgeons who care for patients with a wide variety of congenital, infectious, traumatic and other specialized conditions and perform more than 25,000 surgical procedures each year.

4th Busiest Surgical Program in U.S.
485+ Pediatric Surgery Experts
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

Our Center includes more than 16 departments and clinics, including Brain Surgery, the Dental Clinic, Dermatology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology (eye), Fetal Surgery, Gynecology, Heart Surgery, the Orthopedic Institute, Transplant Services, the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and Urology.

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.

We combine advanced technology, innovative research, the latest minimally-invasive techniques and expert care to be consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the country.

  • Our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center has dedicated trauma surgeons who provide 24/7 coverage.
  • Transplant surgeons have completed over 400 heart transplants, where they have increased the survival rates of heart recipients by taking a less invasive approach to care.
  • In 2012, 2013 and 2014, our spine patients had the shortest hospital stay after spinal fusion surgery compared to other hospitals in the state of Colorado.
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons rated our heart surgery program as a top tier 3-star program, which is the highest level awarded for heart surgery outcomes.
  • Our neurosurgery team was the first hospital in Colorado to receive ROSA, a robotic surgical assistant, which helps us perform brain surgery in a safer, faster and more effective way.

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Children's Colorado in the news

Radio Health Journal

Last Chance for Weight Loss: Bariatric Surgery in Teenagers

Thomas Inge, MD, PhD, chief of pediatric surgery and director of adolescent bariatric surgery, was interviewed on teenage obesity and bariatric surgery. "One of the risks that I'm increasingly telling people about is the risk of doing nothing. That's a sobering message on the one hand, and it's a call to action on the other hand," said Inge.

The Gazette

New X-ray Machine Makes Colorado Springs Cleft Palate Clinic a One-stop-shop

The Colorado Springs Gazette featured our ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Panorex X-ray imaging technology machine at the Colorado Springs Cleft Clinic. Team members, patients and families gathered to celebrate the new addition, which will help cleft patients in southern Colorado and regionally who travel to receive care.