Pediatric Surgery

Children’s Surgical Services aspires to provide the highest quality of care to neonates, infants, children and adolescents born with or who develop a multitude of conditions of the respiratory, digestive, urinary, excretory and auditory systems. Our subspecialties include renal transplant, general surgery, bariatrics, urology and trauma.

Cancer and Blood Disorders

Families and patients dealing with a diagnosis of pediatric cancer or a blood disorder can rely on Driscoll Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for the most advanced treatments available for infants, children and adolescents.

Utilizing a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach to care, our team consists of:

Renal Transplants

Driscoll's Children's Hospital Kidney Transplant Program and Kidney Center staff are dedicated to improving the quality of life of children who need dialysis until they are able to receive a transplant - from diagnosis and pre-transplant testing and counseling to transplant surgery and recovery. Driscoll will care for young patients living with their donor kidney well into adulthood.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Renal Transplant Program has performed more than 100 pediatric kidney transplants. Kidney recipients range in age from 1 to 21 years old.

Pharmacy

Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s pharmacy provides inpatient and outpatient services to the main campus in Corpus Christi 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The pharmacy also provides services for all outlying Driscoll clinics. The department is composed of approximately 40 employees including technicians, centralized and decentralized pharmacists, pharmacy interns and students, information technology specialists and administrative personnel.

Services

Centralized services include:

Dialysis

World-class Care

Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi has long been the South Texas leader in pediatric kidney care, with nephrology services beginning in 1999, dialysis services beginning in 2004 and the first renal transplant in 2007.

High Risk Follow-Up Program

Prematurity and other medical conditions put babies at risk for developmental delays. Although most infants develop normally, a few develop problems that should be identified early. Prompt detection and early intervention help a child reach their full potential for growth and development.

ECMO Center

The ECMO team at Driscoll Children's Hospital offers a rapid-deployment device called a rescue circuit. It is used for rapid resuscitation of children for many reasons, including cardiac arrest. It is designed for easy set up and can be ready to use within three minutes.

Day Surgery

Day Surgery is the entry point for surgical patients who are expected to go home the same day, 23-hour admits and surgical admissions that will require extended hospitalization. Day Surgery is designed for the care and comfort of patients and families.

The Day Surgery unit at Driscoll Children's Hospital is fully equipped to manage all forms of day surgery cases, including: