Pediatric Specialty Care Services

Every year, more than 20,000 families turn to Swedish and discover one of the finest and most complete pediatric programs in the region. Swedish's pediatric physicians are board-certified in a wide range of specialties and care for patients in outpatient clinics and in the hospital. Many of these specialists are pediatric surgeons who perform more than 2,500 procedures at Swedish every year. Specially trained child life specialists are also available to help patients and their families facing outpatient surgery or inpatient stays.

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