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About Austin Pediatric Surgery

What is a Pediatric Surgeon?

Pediatric Surgeons specialize in the care of infants, children and adolescents. Following graduation from medical school, a surgeon must complete at least five years of graduate surgical education in a general surgery residency program. Two additional years in a pediatric surgery fellowship complete the required training for a pediatric surgeon.

Certification in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery is accomplished with both a written examination to ensure surgical knowledge is of the highest level and an oral exam to determine the ability to manage surgical problems. This certification must be renewed every 10 years by written examination.

Our experts work with pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric anesthesiologists, and other pediatric specialists to ensure the highest standard of care for our patients.