Booking your child's surgical appointment promptly is important to your child's medical needs. Some appointments require great urgency. Please schedule your child's appointment the day you learn the need for a pediatric surgical consultation. The Department of Pediatric Surgery is a group practice. Your child may be seen by one or more of our highly qualified surgeons.
During Office Hours
We request that cancellations for any appointment be made at least 24 hours in advance if possible. You have the right to reschedule your appointment at the time of cancellation or to call our office at a later time.
After Office Hours
Please leave your name, your child's name and the date of the appointment that you wish to cancel on the voicemail service for the appropriate physician.
No Show Policy
The Department of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is responsible for providing timely care for many children with serious and often urgent problems. Late cancellations and/or missed appointments adversely affect our ability to provide needed care for our patients.
It is extremely important to keep your appointment and to be on time.Failure to call our office 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment could deny another seriously ill child an earlier appointment. We understand that circumstances beyond your control may arise, causing you to miss your appointment. However, you should be aware of the following consequences for not showing for your appointment without at least 24 hours of notice:
- We will inform your Primary Care Physician that your ill child did not arrive for a scheduled appointment.
- It will be your responsibility to return to your Primary Care Physician to reinitiate your referral to us. We will not reschedule your appointment without a new referral.