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Pediatric Trauma & Burn Center
South Texas' Only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

The Highest Level of Pediatric Trauma Care

If your child is seriously injured, our highly trained trauma team can start providing life-saving treatment within minutes. We have board-certified pediatric specialists standing by to treat the most critical injuries. 

Our specialty surgeons, along with many other pediatric specialists, are here to help in your child’s hour of need. Our pediatric trauma team provides care for nearly 2,000 children in Bexar County and South Texas every year.

As one of only five Level I pediatric trauma centers in Texas, we serve as a regional resource to young trauma patients. We provide services to care for every aspect of an injury – from initial treatment to reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. Their emotional recovery is as important as their physical recovery.

Trauma Injuries We Treat

We treat infants, children and adolescents with injuries due to falls, car crashes, burns, animal bites and more. After our trauma team stabilizes your child and conducts tests and imaging, we put a treatment plan into motion.

What to Expect

When your child is brought to our trauma resuscitation unit with a life-threatening injury, a pediatric trauma team with expertise in caring for critically injured infants and children will respond immediately and begin caring for your child. 

The trauma team will identify your child’s injuries and create a plan on how best to care for him or her. From this point, your child may need to see other specialists for evaluation. 

After treatment, your child will be moved to an area of the hospital where we provide critically ill and injured children a low patient-to-nurse ratio. Compassionate, continual care by pediatric specialists and nurses with advanced training is our standard of care. 

Pediatric Critical Care Specialists in San Antonio

Our specialty surgeons, along with many other pediatric specialists, are here to provide the highest level of care possible to your child. Our pediatric trauma team treats nearly 2,000 children in Bexar County and South Texas every year. 

Our pediatric trauma team includes:

  • Pediatric trauma surgeons
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Plastics and reconstructive surgery
  • Pediatric otolaryngology 
  • Pediatric urology
  • Pediatric radiology/interventionalist 
  • Pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric rehabilitation medicine
  • Pediatric specialists
  • Pediatric critical care nursing
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Child Life specialists

Trauma Surgery

If your child is facing a life-threatening injury or illness, we have a team of highly skilled trauma surgeons who can respond quickly and efficiently.

Upon admissions, your child will be moved to an area of the hospital where we provide your child a low patient-to-nurse ratio. Compassionate, continual care by pediatric specialists and nurses with advanced training is our standard.

Recovery from a Traumatic Injury

Multiple medical professionals, including pediatric therapists, will help your child through their recovery process. Whether your child needs physical therapy, treatment to minimize scarring or psychological support, our team will help coordinate this care. 

Your child will also get continued care at our pediatric trauma follow-up clinic.

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