Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgeons are trained in the unique medical and surgical care of children from infancy through adolescence. Learning that your child needs surgery can be a frightening moment, but we are committed to providing your child and your family with the support, care and resources you need to navigate this stressful time as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

 

 

 

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

 

Learning that your child needs surgery can be a frightening moment. Our team within the Division of Pediatric Surgery, alongside our partners across Banner - University Medicine and the University of Arizona, are committed to providing your child and your family with the support, care and resources you need to navigate this stressful time as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

Pediatric surgeons are trained in the unique medical and surgical care of children from infancy through adolescence. We also offer prenatal consultations to mothers with fetuses with congenital defects. Some of the conditions treated by pediatric surgeons are similar to those of adult general surgeons, such as appendicitis and hernias. Additionally, much of the care our pediatric surgeons provide is specific to the needs of kids and babies, including the treatment of fetal abnormalities, birth defects, and injuries.

At the University of Arizona, our Division of Pediatric Surgery strives to unite compassionate, comprehensive care with the safest, most effective treatments for your child. Our team takes a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to provide holistic and individualized care to each patient. We believe strongly in family-centered care and a team approach that includes the patient, parents, primary pediatricians, and other appropriate pediatric sub-specialists. Whether routine or rare, our highly skilled pediatric surgeons are dedicated to providing your child with the highest quality of care within a welcoming environment.

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Kenneth Liechty, MD

Division Chief
Kenneth Liechty, MD, FACS

Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Learn More About the Division of Pediatric Surgery

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Our Team

Along with the surgeons, advanced practice practitioners, and researchers in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, our team also partners closely with our clinical collaborators to bring team-oriented, comprehensive care to your child.

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Our Services

Pediatric surgeons are trained in the unique medical and surgical care of children from infancy through adolescence. Much of the care our pediatric surgeons provide is specific to the needs of kids and babies, including the treatment of fetal abnormalities, birth defects, and injuries.

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Research and Innovation

Our Division of Pediatric Surgery is committed to not only bringing the most up-to-date care to our patients, but also to pioneering new techniques and technologies to advance available treatment options.

Clinical Partners 

Our pediatric surgery team is connected to the largest network of multidisciplinary services in Tucson through Banner – University Medicine. Our pediatric surgeons work in close collaboration with pediatric specialists to provide your child with comprehensive care. These providers include:

AZ PEDIATRIC SURGERY
CLEFT, CRANIOFACIAL AND PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
NEUROSURGERY
ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE
PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY
BURN TREATMENT AND TRAUMA SURGERY
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SURGERY
ANESTHESIOLOGY
HEART SURGERY
UROLOGY

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling
(520) 694-8888.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery

PO Box 245131
Tucson, AZ 85724-5131
Office Phone: (520) 626-5555