Our pediatric surgery expertise
At our Center for Children's Surgery, we treat the big things, the little things and everything in between. Our pediatric surgeons are world-renowned pioneers in the treatment of children and adolescents for any level of injury or illness. Our surgical team provides services in a range of locations that were 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. With the most advanced procedures for the youngest of patients, our surgery locations are destinations for surgery that is less invasive, with shorter recovery times and better outcomes. We deliver some of the best outcomes in the nation and the world, which we share with parents to help them make informed decisions about their child's care.
Surgeries performed per year
Pediatric surgical specialties
Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists
Child Life specialists
Surgeries we perform
At our children's surgery centers, we perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Some of the procedures we offer include:
Why choose Children's Colorado for your child's surgery?
In addition to providing expert medical treatment, our experienced staff will treat your family with care, compassion and respect. Whether you are visiting one of our Children's Colorado locations 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 visit.
Our anesthesiologists are board-certified in pediatric anesthesiology, and we perform significantly more procedures on kids than any other hospital in the region. We know that anesthesia is often a parent's biggest concern when their child needs surgery, so we have a 24/7 anesthesia call line to answer your questions any time. The 24/7 call line is 720-777-5337.
Support for kids and families during the surgery process
We have the largest child life specialist team in the Rocky Mountain region, and a special team dedicated to surgery. They use therapeutic toys and medical play to help patients and families navigate what's happening and what to expect. When a child or adolescent is scheduled for surgery, a child life specialist can help teach and prepare them and their family.
Surgery locations across Colorado
We provide world-renowned care to the youngest of patients for any illness or emergency closer to home. Whether it's ear tubes, a hernia repair or a more complex procedure, no parent ever wants to hear their child needs surgery. And when they do, they want answers fast. So, we are committed to getting your child scheduled at one of our locations as soon as possible – with one of the leading pediatric surgery teams in the country. All our facilities are designed for the best surgery experience for your child.
Depending on your location, you may want to consider making your surgery appointment at our Anschutz Medical Campus, South Campus, North Campus or Colorado Springs locations, all of which provide the most convenient and comfortable surgery for kids. Our top surgeons travel to South Campus, North Campus and Colorado Springs to perform a wide range of outpatient surgical procedures. With ample parking, private recovery rooms and equipment sized especially for kids, all of our surgical centers were designed to ease the stress of surgery for both child and parents.
We are continuously engaged in rigorous research initiatives designed to explore diagnostic and treatment approaches that will deliver the best possible outcomes for kids. Our research efforts and discoveries enable us to provide the most innovative and advanced care for your child.
Learn about our surgery research
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Children's Colorado in the news
Radio Health Journal
May 7, 2017
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.
April 3, 2017
"For teenagers, in particular, the lifestyle interventions and even drug treatment have not been great, and most of the evidence for adolescents [suggests] that there is not good treatment that allows a teenager who has gained considerable extra weight to actually reverse it," said Thomas Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, director of Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The New York Times
February 24, 2017
More and more doctors and parents are questioning whether severely obese teenagers should have bariatric surgery. Thomas Inge, MD, division head of pediatric surgery and director of adolescent metabolic and bariatric surgery, and Stephen Daniels, MD, pediatrician-in-chief, are quoted.
February 16, 2017
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.
January 13, 2017
Two recent studies show that gastric bypass surgery dramatically reduced teens' weight and helped them keep the pounds off for more than five years. One of the studies also suggests that teens should consider surgery sooner rather that later to achieve the best outcome. Thomas Inge, MD, chair of pediatric surgery and lead researcher for one of the studies, is quoted.