Child Life Specialist
World Leader In

Helping Kids Feel Whole

Kids mean the world to us. Nationally known for our pediatric surgery program, AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is a world leader in minimally invasive surgery for children and adolescents. Thanks to ongoing advances in pediatric surgical procedures, your child can recover more quickly and experience fewer complications than with traditional surgery, as many procedures require just a few stitches to close.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Big Solutions for Young Patients

Leading the Way in Pediatric Surgery

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  • What to Expect

    Regardless of the reason for your visit, we try to make your stay with us as stress-free and pleasant as possible, for both you and your child.

  • Surgical Procedures

    Thanks to ongoing advances in medicine, many pediatric surgeries can be performed on children through an opening no bigger than a dime, and in many cases even smaller.

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A Word from Our Medical Director

Raleigh Thompson, MD, Pediatric General Surgery Program

Our highly trained surgical team—from the board-certified surgeons and pediatric specialists to the pediatric nurses—is focused on one goal: healing your child through the power of medicine and the gift of compassion.

Here for the Whole Family

Meet Our Pediatric Surgery Team

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Child-Centered Care

We understand that dealing with the need for a pediatric surgical procedure can be overwhelming, both physically and mentally. This is not only true for your child, but for the entire family as well. That’s why at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we are committed to providing comprehensive child-friendly care with heartfelt compassion. This commitment is evident in our unique healing environment and the integrated, interdisciplinary teams who perform specialized and often highly complex surgical procedures.

To learn more about AdventHealth for Children's nationally recognized pediatric surgery program, call Call407-303-5437.

Pre-Surgery Tour
 

The team at AdventHealth for Children strives to make your child’s hospital visit to the Pediatric Rapid In and Out as stress-free as possible. That’s why our team created the Pre-surgery Tour Program.

This program provides you and your child with a fun, hands-on opportunity to see the hospital, learn about what to expect on the day of surgery and ask your questions. The tour is guided by one of our Child Life Specialists, a health professional who is trained to ensure that each child’s developmental, emotional and psychosocial needs are met during his/her hospital stay. 

About the Pre-surgery Tours

Pre-surgery tours are designed to familiarize your child with his/her hospital surroundings and procedure. Each tour includes an opportunity for you and your child to view areas of our hospital you will be visiting the day of your child’s surgery.  One of the primary benefits of our pre-surgery tours is to help make you and your child as comfortable as possible.

At AdventHealth for Children we have certified child life specialists who work in our surgical areas providing age and developmentally appropriate education for your child as well as play opportunities to assist with his/her coping and understanding.  A child life specialist will lead your pre-op tour. Our younger patients will be given the opportunity to participate in medical play, which allows kids to touch and play with some of the medical equipment and clothes that they will see on their surgery day. You and your child will also be provided tips to reduce hospital-related stress, and be encouraged to bring your questions to help you both feel better prepared. 

Schedule a Pre-op Tour 

Pre-surgery tours are a FREE service provided by AdventHealth for Children. To schedule a pre-surgery tour please call Call407-303-9630. We look forward to seeing you! 

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Download Our Free Guidebooks

These brochures will help you prepare for your surgery and recovery.

Conditions We Treat

  • Atresia (gastrointestinal)
  • Carinatum (pigeon chest)
  • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)/Sequestration
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Pectus Excavatum (funnel chest)
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Undescended Testicles