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Choosing Our Team

Cook Children's Pediatric Surgery provides the best care available for your child from doctors who are specifically trained to perform surgery on kids.

When your child requires surgery, you want to be certain that you are receiving the most advanced care possible from the most experienced medical team. The Pediatric Surgery team at Cook Children's specializes in many surgical conditions, from simple to the most complex, and many of these procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques.

Meet our doctors:

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners

Treva Badger

Bruce Beasley

Erin Cribbs

Grant Kirby

Jacob Lustgarten

Tiffany Morgan

Jay Pearson

Elise Porras

Brock Street

Caitlin P. Trivett

Rebecca L. Wu

Why choose a pediatric surgeon?

Experience counts, and the pediatric surgery experts at Cook Children's perform more than 3,400 procedures each year on children of all ages. Our surgeons handle a wide range of conditions including congenital malformations, head and neck masses, abdominal and gastrointestinal issues, thoracic issues, tumors and malignancies, genitourinary surgeries and urological procedures.

Children's bodies are not the same as adult bodies. A pediatric surgeon is specifically trained in caring for patients from birth to young adulthood. When you choose a pediatric specialist, you can trust that he or she understands the very specific needs of a child before, during and after treatment.

Combining experience with compassion, our dedicated team of skilled surgeons provides high-quality care with the added support of our specialists throughout Cook Children's Medical Center. They work closely with other pediatric experts, like pediatric anesthesiologists, who are dedicated to each child they take care of.

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Quality Improvement Program

Cook Children's participates in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)-Pediatric, a surgical outcomes database of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This program serves participating hospitals to help measure risk adjusted outcomes of surgical interventions, and use the data for improving surgical care.

A caring staff

Our focus is on the child and family every step of the way. Our patients recover from surgery in recovery rooms staffed by nurses, doctors and technicians who are specially trained in the treatment and care of pediatric surgery patients.

If your child's surgical procedure is performed as day surgery, you will be able take your child home the same day as surgery. The staff will provide you with care instructions so that your child can comfortably recover in familiar surroundings.

There are situations where the doctor will decide to admit the child to the hospital for an overnight stay or for as long as is necessary to provide the best care possible. Should a child require intensive care, our critical care units are staffed by board-certified doctors who work hand-in-hand with the surgeons in charge of the child's care.

Pain is a major concern for children and their parents. All members of our team are experienced in taking care of pain issues for children and are available to treat pain concerns appropriately and as quickly as possible.

Cook Children's is focused on family-centered care and our Child Life specialists will work with the patient and family to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

We're here to help.

If your child is going to have surgery, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-7080.

Contact us at 682-885-7080