Advanced Pediatric Surgery at Medical City Frisco
Medical City Frisco excels in advanced pediatric surgical procedures, from orthopedics to radiology. We combine the finest in pediatric equipment and facilities. Our surgeons and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified registered nurses provide advanced pediatric care to our younger patients. In addition, we partner with KidKutsMD™ to provide 24/7 access to pediatric plastic surgeons for all types of laceration repairs. At Medical City Frisco, we understand that the child’s health comes first.
The board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists at Medical City Frisco provide expert anesthesia care to our pediatric patients. The pediatric anesthesiologist will meet with you and your child before surgery and explain what type of anesthesia your child will receive and how it will be administered. They will answer any questions you may have and ask you to sign an informed consent form, giving them authorization to administer anesthesia. Depending on your child’s age and the procedure being done, your child may be given a special, sweet-tasting sedative we call “silly juice” just prior to going into the operating room and drifting off to sleep. Following the procedure, you child will be taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for observation before they are discharged by their anesthesiologist and surgeon.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
The pediatric nurses at Medical City Frisco are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), with specialized training to recognize and treat an infant or child at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. PALS certified nurses have demonstrated the advanced skills necessary to resuscitate and stabilize an infant or child in cardiopulmonary arrest, and provide advanced care to pediatric patients.