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We invite you to explore our site and contact Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Children’s Physician Services of South Texas for all of your child's medical care needs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make the lives of all children better through state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical care in a compassionate and safe environment.

We are committed to making a positive difference with medical excellence through research and education.

Our goal is to provide children with their best chance to grow and attain their highest potential.

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Pediatric Disorders

Children benefit from an integrated plan of care provided by an experienced team led by Dr. Almond in conjunction with pediatric specialists in anesthesia, radiology, gastroenterology, neonatology, perinatology, nurses, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals specially trained in working exclusively with children. We also treat children with illnesses, urgent conditions or injuries requiring immediate attention.

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Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Almond specializes in all areas of surgery for infants, children and teenagers at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.


Prenatal Counseling and Fetal Surgery
Neonatal (Newborn) Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Weight Loss Surgery
Kidney Transplant Surgery


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In The News

Dr. Stephen Almond was voted “Best Doctor” in 2005 and voted by his peers as one of Americas Top Doctors according to US News and World Report.

Medical travel for pediatric patients is for parents who wish to journey to major medical centers like Driscoll Children’s Hospital for treatment that is unavailable in their own communities.

New article by Dr. Almond “Pediatric Inguinal Hernias – Lumps and Bumps”.

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Kidney (Renal) Transplant Surgery

Dr. Stephen Almond and the Driscoll Children’s Renal Transplant team offer comprehensive and compassionate care to children with end-stage-renal disease. 

Each year, approximately 400 children wait for available donor kidneys. The Renal Transplant Program and Kidney Center at Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s are dedicated to improving the quality of life of children.

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Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Almond performs minimally invasive surgery in children, that is he performs operations through very small incisions that result in less surgical trauma, less pain and shorter recovery for children after surgery. Driscoll Children’s Hospital has the latest endoscopic technology and micro instrumentation that enables Dr. Almond to apply his endoscopic surgical skills required for this special operative technique.

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