We understand that selecting where a patient will receive surgery is a big decision.
When a child needs a surgery, that child’s needs are very different than those of an adult patient needing the same or similar procedure. At CHOC, we have specialized in pediatric surgery since we welcomed our first patients in 1964. Our experience in exclusively treating children, teens and young adults makes us the experts in pediatric surgery. In fact, our expertise has made us a top transport hospital for pediatric patients in Orange County and ranked us within the top 50 pediatric hospitals in seven different categories according to U.S. News and World Report.
In addition to being experts in the latest surgical methods for pediatric patients, we are dedicated to providing efficient, compassionate patient- and family-centered care. At CHOC, it is important that our patients still feel and act like kids while dealing with the adult issues of surgery and that their families get the support they need to focus on what is most important: patient recovery.
State-of-the-art Surgical Specialty Programs
Our expertise is second to none. The specialists at CHOC are known for offering the latest surgical procedures by nationally recognized surgeons with the latest equipment for all pediatric patients—including the use of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery methods. Our surgeons specialize in not only general pediatric surgery, but also heart surgery, neonatal surgery, brain and neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngological/ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery and many other areas. We surgically treat conditions of all complexity, from enlarged tonsils to inguinal hernias to hydroceles.
Our physicians and other health care professionals are all specially trained to work with pediatric patients. We are proud to offer patients:
- The very latest technology
- Highly skilled and dedicated staff
- On-site pre-operative services and testing
- Social and emotional support developed especially for children and their families.
Once at CHOC, we are committed to continually communicating with patients and their families so that they understand what is happening every step of the way during their time in the procedure center. Our knowledgeable nurses and skilled surgeons and anesthesiologists are dedicated to making sure that each patient’s family is provided with the most accurate information throughout the surgical process.