Specialized surgical approaches for infants, children and teens

Pediatric surgeons operate on all children, from newborns to adolescents. Their expertise is essential because a child is not a small adult. As a child grows, their anatomy changes and a pediatric surgeon's skills are needed to perform operations on delicate tissues and structures in their body.

In Temple, our Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's pediatric surgeons collaborate with other medical specialties (and in some cases, surgical specialties) and support services to provide high-quality, safe and emotionally supportive care for each child.

Minimally invasive surgery options

Our Central Texas pediatric surgeons also perform minimally invasive operations for some conditions.


This procedure involves the removal of the appendix.


This operation removes the gallbladder.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

This condition requires the repair of a weakened muscle that causes burning in the chest due to the backflow of digestive juices in the esophagus.

Thoracic procedures

These can include pulmonary resections and the removal of infected intrathoracic debris.