From our pediatric-trained staff, operating rooms, equipment and anesthesia guidelines, the general surgery team at Arkansas Children's is equipped to treat newborns to young adults with safety and precision. Each year, we see more than 3,000 children in our clinic who have surgical and non-surgical needs. Our fellowship-trained pediatric surgeons are specially trained in minimally-invasive procedures and understand that kids heal differently than adults. And our surgery center in Little Rock is verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons, meaning you’ll get the best care for your child.

A few common conditions/procedures include:

  • Biopsies
  • Biliary atresia
  • Congenital defects such as sunken chest
  • Circumcision
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Gastroschisis
  • GERD
  • Hernia repairs (including inguinal and umbilical)
  • Infected or inflamed appendix (appendectomy)
  • Placement of gastrostomy tubes for feeding purposes
  • Wound care

Call 501-364-4000 to schedule an appointment.

Available Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm (CST)

You must have a referral from your child's doctor.

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Why choose a pediatric surgeon for your child's care?

Pediatric surgeons are certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery and must pass certifications for both before they can practice. Education and training needed to become a pediatric surgeon takes many years of training after medical school and is one of the longest training programs for surgeons. Pediatric surgeons train an additional 7 years after medical school. Pediatric surgeons have the greatest expertise in dealing with children’s surgical needs.