Pediatric Surgery

Surgery can be scary at any age. At UNM Children's Hospital, your child will be cared for by a team that specializes in pediatric surgery.

As the only 24/7 pediatric surgery center in New Mexico, we treat the most complex childhood surgery needs. Your child's surgery team is specially trained to care for preemies through young adults. Our surgeons work as a team to make sure every child gets the best and most effective options.

Family-centered Care

In our family-centered care, we partner with your family to support your child. The care team includes compassionate nurses and Child Life specialists who are experts in meeting the emotional and cultural needs of our youngest patients and their families.

Help your child prepare for surgery. Download your pre-surgery guide in English or Spanish. Watch this video with your child prepare for surgery at UNM Children's Hospital:


State-of-the-art Surgery Services

Our specialized equipment is designed to treat children of all ages and sizes. Your child will be treated in state-of-the-art pediatric operating rooms where we provide routine, complex and minimally invasive surgery options.

We treat children with surgery for:

  • Brain diseases or trauma
  • Health emergencies, such as appendicitis
  • Chronic childhood issues, such as tonsillitis
  • Digestive diseases
  • Skin and neck concerns
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • Heart and vascular conditions
  • Traumatic injury