Pediatric Surgery

Experts in the surgical care of children

The pediatric surgeons at The University of Kansas Hospital are specially trained in the surgical care of children and adolescents. They perform a broad range of surgical procedures, including minor outpatient procedures and complex inpatient surgeries.

As part of a multidisciplinary team, our surgeons work closely with other specialists in the hospital to develop individualized treatment plans.

All of our pediatric surgeons are faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As experts in their fields, they teach the most effective, least invasive surgical techniques to other physicians.

Conditions and Treatments

Learn more about the conditions we treat and the procedures we perform.

A Nurturing Hospital Environment

Being in the hospital can be a frightening experience for children and their parents. In our pediatric units, we create a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment.

Sleeping chairs are available in each room so parents can stay with their children. A family room features a TV, sofas, a shower, a kitchenette and other amenities for extended visits.

While children are in the hospital, a child life specialist helps make their stay more comfortable by providing school and play activities. For children who are able to be active, we offer elementary and adolescent playrooms with toys, books and computer games. Learn more about pediatric hospital care at The University of Kansas Hospital.

Physician Spotlight


Stefanie Kempke, MD

Clinical Focus
General Gynecology

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