Successfully operating on your child’s growing body requires specialized expertise and experience. The St. Jude Surgery Department takes the toughest cases. These include children with tumors that other pediatric surgeons may consider inoperable.
We specialize in complex and rare cancer surgeries, including:
- Limb-sparing surgery for extremity sarcomas
- Vision and eye-saving surgery for retinoblastoma
- Solid tumor surgeries that protect vital healthy tissues, such as blood vessels, kidneys and limbs.
- Advanced, complex neurosurgery for brain tumors
While most other surgeons would remove one or even both kidneys, our approach is to save as much normal kidney on both sides when possible. That's where experience counts.
Can my child come to St. Jude for surgery?
Any child who meets the surgery eligibility requirements is a candidate for surgery at St. Jude. This includes children receiving treatment at other hospitals.
Why choose St. Jude for my child's surgery?
St. Jude surgeons have pioneered safer, more effective surgical cures for children with cancer for decades. We use less invasive procedures to help your child recover faster and with less pain.
What can I expect when my child needs surgery?
You've gone through the eligibility process. Your child qualifies for surgery at St. Jude. What’s next? Knowing what to expect will help your family prepare for your child's surgery visit.