Surgeons at Covenant Children’s specialize in all types of surgery – from general pediatric, to urological, to neonatal and to many other surgical specialties.
In addition to traditional invasive "open" surgeries, we offer a large and growing number of surgical procedures that can are minimally invasive – done with smaller openings and less trauma to the body than traditional surgery.
You child's surgery team may consist of:
- A pediatric general surgeon or pediatric specialist (Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, etc.)
- A pediatric anesthesiologist
- Nursing staff
- Surgical techs
- Residents or medical students
- Physician assistants
- Medical device representatives
Covenant Children's Pre-Registration Center or "SAS" is designed to make the day of surgery more convenient for patients and their families.
Any patient scheduled for an elective surgery at Covenant Children's Hospital is encouraged to come to SAS, prior to surgery, to:
- Complete paperwork and consent forms
- Complete lab tests
- Receive imaging services and health assessments prior to surgery
A nurse at SAS will spend time with each patient to explain the upcoming procedure, make sure the patient knows where to go on the day of surgery and answer any questions.
You can schedule an appointment with SAS or walk-in, but please note that walk-ins may have longer wait times. We highly encourage you to schedule appointments in advance.
Your child's surgical care is important, and our participation in the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) shows you we take quality seriously.
We use NSQIP data to ensure we're providing care on par with other major children's hospitals across the US. You can rest assured that our surgical care is top notch, and we care enough to benchmark it and drive continuous quality improvement through real data.
The Pediatric NSQIP is the premier pediatric surgical quality improvement program in the nation. We are the only hospital in Lubbock, and our region, that participates. In fact we're one of only nine hospitals in Texas that participate.
We provide surgical data, including 30-day outcomes data, on specific high-risk, high-volume procedures drawn from six sub-specialty areas. NSQIP then benchmarks this data and facilitates collaboration among participating member hospitals in order to drive continuous quality improvement.