Shriners Children’s world-class surgical teams provide specialty care and life-changing treatment to children with burn injuries.
Our surgeons are known nationally and internationally for their contributions in the field of children's acute and reconstructive burn care. From initial injury, to reconstructive care and scar management, Shriners Children's specialized surgical team is dedicated to giving every child with a burn injury the opportunity to not only survive, but thrive.
Our nurses, social services and care management team, along with physical and occupational therapists specialize in pediatrics, so they know how to meet a child's emotional and physical needs as they prepare for surgery and progress through their recovery. Specialists in child development from our child life program provide support during this time as well, to ease fear and anxiety.
Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.
Types of Burn Surgery We Perform
You will collaborate with your child's surgeon and other care providers as you evaluate the treatments that will bring the best possible results, which may include surgery. Initial, acute burn surgery typically includes the cleaning or debridement of the affected area and skin grafting to prevent infection.
The most common burn surgeries are:
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