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Why should my child have pediatric surgery at Scott & White?

McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White has the only academic and integrated pediatric surgery specialty program in Central Texas. The new children’s hospital, which opened in the fall of 2011, features state-of-the-art pediatric operating suites and special procedure suites, designed just for children.

The equipment and child-friendly environment help caregivers better care for children and put young patients at ease. The caregivers are specially trained in children’s needs and have dedicated their careers to meet those needs.

Following are some unique features of McLane Children’s Hospital:

  • Properly sized and specialized equipment, technology, and facilities that are designed for children
  • Pediatric nurses who are trained in treating children, from delivering the right amount of medicine to providing a healthy dose of compassion
  • Prenatal counseling
  • Bud E. Bear Pre-Operative Education Program
  • The Emmi Solutions program, which takes you through your surgery, step by step.
  • Respite facilities and overnight accommodations for parents
  • In-hospital physician coverage 24 hours a day
  • Child Life specialists who comfort and entertain patients and teach school so your child doesn’t fall behind

Specialists who are part of the team

Pediatric surgeons not only specialize in the surgical care of children and understand their special needs but also work with various specialists who are oriented toward children to provide high-quality, safe, and emotionally supportive care.

Specialties include: