Nationwide Children’s Hospital Surgical Services is one of the largest children’s surgical programs in the world. We are dedicated to clinical excellence, generation of new knowledge through research and the training of the next generation of leaders in children’s surgery. Under the umbrella of a unified program, 10 surgical departments share a common mission, philosophy and approach to patient care.
Our central focus is the well-being of the child and the family. With unrivaled clinical care across our specialties, we are breaking new ground. For example, our institution has led the world in the discovery that childhood appendicitis can often be successfully treated without surgery. We have created a new process for evaluating and preventing surgical complications that has become a national standard adopted by many other children’s surgery programs. We are the only institution implanting tissue engineered blood vessels into human infants with congenital heart defects. We recently celebrated more than 1,000 days without a surgical site infection for orthopedic spinal fusions. We were able to accomplish all these things through a focus on quality and commitment to our strategic plan. All members of the team, from the surgeon to the anesthesiologist to the dentist and nurse are trained and dedicated to maximizing patient care and safety.
We are a high-volume center with over 90 children’s specialty surgeons. And we are continually growing in size, scope and volume. With our new surgical departments Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Abdominal Transplantation, we are expanding the services offered to patients and their families.