Miami Children's Health System Announces Opening of New Ambulatory Surgery Center

Published on: 10/29/2015

The Miami Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, founded in collaboration between Miami Children’s Health System and a group of physician partners to enhance access to world-class pediatric surgical care for the pediatric population, is now open to the community. The center is the first outpatient surgery center devoted to pediatric surgical services in the region.


The 16,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art, facility is located on a two-acre leased parcel on the Florida International University, University Park campus. The center features five operating rooms and one procedure room for children from birth to 21 years of age to support a range of minor pediatric surgical services including dentistry, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and urology, among others.

Dr. Chad Perlyn, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon on the medical staff at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Medical Director for the Miami Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, said “The center was created with the needs of our patient and families in mind.  Studies show that patients and families generally prefer the scale and convenience of an outpatient center when undergoing a minor procedure.”

The Ambulatory Surgery Center is conveniently located near major highways and is devoted exclusively to children ages birth to 21. The center is staffed by pediatric anesthesia providers, nursing professionals experienced in pain management and IV placement for children and has specialized pediatric-friendly equipment that caters to the growing child. The child and family-friendly amenities and spacious waiting areas create a more comforting environment for families.

“Miami Children’s Health System is privileged to collaborate with some of the region’s finest pediatric surgeons in the creation of this new outpatient surgical facility. We are committed to being where the children are and offering the community enhanced access to pediatric services. The Ambulatory Surgery Center is an important new offering in our growing network of community-based pediatric care service centers,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Health System.

Miami Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center

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About Miami Children’s Health System

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – part of Miami Children’s Health System, is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of eight nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialty Group, Inc., a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary;  a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Where Children Matter Most ™ (2024)

Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 307-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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