Pediatric surgeons in Las Vegas

Surgery can be scary at any age. Whether a broken bone or heart surgery—Sunrise Children's Hospital specializes in surgery for kids. To help take away some of the stress and make surgery easier for you and your child, we have specially designed an environment for kids and their families.

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Pediatric surgery in Las Vegas

As part of our pediatric services, the pediatric surgery program at Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a family-centered care environment with high-quality care, specialized kid-friendly equipment and an expertly trained team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs.)

Our care environment allows parents to stay with their child up until the point they leave for the operating room. During the procedure, parents are able to monitor the progress of the surgery on the monitor available in the surgery waiting room. Once the child is back from surgery and awake in the recovery room, parents will be rejoined with their child.

To help your child feel comfortable:

  • While in the pre-op area and waiting for surgery, your child can enjoy playing with toys, video games, movies and more in our playroom.
  • Kids have the option to choose their scent of anesthesia from a variety of flavors. A few examples are cherry, bubble gum and Dr. Pepper.
  • Kids are provided with a special, cozy gown that feels like pajamas
  • Kids can "drive" themselves to surgery in one of our tricycles or motorized cars, ride in a bed or just stroll down to surgery.

Surgeries we offer

Sunrise Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing safe treatments for various conditions including:

Heart surgery

Our pediatric cardiology program is designed to treat various congenital heart conditions (occurs during pregnancy) and acquired (after birth). This includes conditions affecting blood flow to the lungs and heart arrhythmias.

In some cases surgery may be required when the heart condition cannot be repaired using other treatments. You can be confident that your child's surgery is in the hand's of our experienced cardiology surgeons and dedicated medical staff.

Balloon sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive technology to relieve pain and pressure associate with chronic sinus inflammation.

A specially designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures without cutting. The balloon is then removed, leaving the sinuses open.

This procedure is less invasive than conventional sinus surgery allowing patients to quickly return to normal activities. It also eliminates much of the discomfort associated with routine sinus surgery like scarring, bleeding and severe pain. This procedure is available for both adults and children and prevents the reoccurrence of the disease.

Ureteral reimplantation surgery

Ureteral Reimplantation is used to treat reflux, a condition in which urine from the bladder is able to flow back up into the kidneys through the tubes that connect the kidneys with the bladder. The surgery changes the position of the tubes at the point where they join the bladder to stop urine from backing up into the kidneys.

How ureteral reimplantation works

  • Surgery to correct reflux consists of changing the way the ureter connects to the bladder by creating a new tunnel into the bladder. The doctor reimplants the ureter to fix its connection to the bladder.
  • Our experienced pediatric urology surgeons, who specialize in conditions of the urinary tracts and reproductive organs of children—will perform your child's surgery.
  • Your child's surgery will be done under general anesthesia, which means that he or she will be asleep during the surgery.
  • In addition to the general anesthesia, your child may receive caudal anesthesia, which provides pain relief in the area below the waist.
  • Your child will stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days after the surgery. If your child needs specialized care, our dedicated pediatric intensive care (PICU) staff will provide care.

Robot-assisted surgery

Sunrise Children's Hospital conducts surgeries using minimally invasive, robot-assisted techniques. Benefits of robot-assisted surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities

Before your child's surgery

Prior to your child's scheduled procedure, you need to pre-register. A representative from the Admission/Registration department will contact you prior to your child's scheduled surgery to complete your telephone pre-registration.

Following your pre-registration phone call, you are required to come in and meet with a nurse in the pre-admit center. To shorten your wait time, we recommend you call ahead and make an appointment for this visit.

Pre-admission office

The main entrance address is below. Please check in at admitting.

3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 961-9410

Please bring the following with you to your scheduled pre-op appointment:

  • Picture I.D.
  • Physician order/any paperwork from physicians
  • Insurance card
  • Check, cash or charge for co-pays
  • Guardianship papers, if you are not the biological parent

Day of your child's surgery

Your physician will let you know when you need to arrive at Sunrise Children's Hospital. At Pre-Admission you will be instructed exactly where to report on the day of surgery.

Food and drink

  • No food or drink (including water) is allowed from midnight the night before your child's surgery until after your procedure unless your physician writes specific orders otherwise.
  • Food and drink for non-patients is only allowed in the waiting room and will not be allowed in pre-op or the recovery room.
  • Check with your physician prior to surgery to find out if and when your child should stop food and liquids.
  • Check with your physician regarding daily medicines your child takes. Your child may be allowed to take these medications with sips of water. The physician may make written exceptions for infants and children.
  • Make sure your child drinks any special solutions ordered by his/her doctor to prepare him/her for certain procedures. If your child is unable to drink this solution, notify your physician.


For your peace of mind, it is important to leave all valuables, such as money, jewelry or any article of unusual value or small size, at home. You should only bring items that are needed while at the facility.

What to bring

To make your child feel more comfortable, bring a special toy, blanket or favorite stuffed animal.

What your child should wear

  • Loose-fitting, comfortable, clothing such as a warmup suit or loungewear.
  • Leave valuables, including jewelry and watches at home.
  • Do not wear contact lenses, makeup or lotions.
  • Bring a list of any medications your child is taking, along with dosages.

When the patient is a minor

When the patient is a minor (under 18 years old), a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign consent forms. The parent or legal guardian will need to remain in the lobby/waiting area during the procedure to be available for questions and to receive a report directly from the doctor immediately following the procedure. If you are the legal guardian, please bring your guardianship papers with you on the day of surgery.

Visitors during surgery

Siblings under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Siblings will not be allowed in Pre-Op. Siblings under 18 years old are not allowed in the recovery room but can wait with an adult in our waiting room.

Plans for discharge

Unless your child is staying overnight, your child will remain in a recovery area until discharged by the physician. Televisions are available while your child is recovering. A responsible adult must be able to drive your child home after their procedure. Outpatient surgery patients are usually discharged within a few hours of their procedure. Patients are often still sleepy at the time of discharge and should plan on going home and resting for the remainder of the day.

Discharge instructions

You will be given a written copy of the discharge instructions to help your child once he/she is home. We have a Walgreens Pharmacy onsite that allows us to have your prescriptions filled and delivered to you in the recovery area.

Case management

The Sunrise Children's Hospital Case Management Department is made up of a dedicated team of registered nurses to assist you, your family and your physician in developing your discharge plan. If your physician orders home care services or equipment, we will be available to assist you.