Pediatric General SurgeryThe Pediatric Surgery Service consists of five full-time pediatric surgeons (Samuel Smith, M.D., Sidney Dassinger, M.D.,  Todd Maxson, M.D., Jeffrey Burford, M.D., Richard Jackson, M.D.). We are very active in thoracoscopic and laparoscopic procedures including Nissen fundoplications, pyloromyotomies, VATS, endorectal pull-through, etc. We perform routine and advanced procedures including minimally invasive CDH repair, pulmonary lobectomies, endorectal pull-throughs, aortopexies etc. We also utilize the daVinci system with fellows working at both console and bedside.

The Pediatric Surgical Service has full responsibility in collaboration with neonatology for care of surgical patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. ACH functions as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospital in the country. As the only pediatric hospital in our state (population 2.7 million), Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) serves as THE tertiary pediatric facility in Arkansas with full-time helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and several ground transport units. Our pediatric surgery service performs over 2400 cases per year. Our pediatric surgery fellows average between 1000 and 1400 operative cases during their training. Our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit currently has 90 beds (and is expanding) and provides a good mix and volume of neonatal index cases.

For additional information please call or email Tammy Taylor (TMTaylor@UAMS.EDU) our fellowship coordinator at 501-364-2943 and visit our Arkansas Childrens Hospital web site.