Pediatric Surgery

Finding out that your child needs to have surgery is something that most parents never want to hear. At Community Pediatric Surgeons, we understand that completely. And, thanks to our years of experience in working with parents and their children, we do our best to calm those fears. The best way, we’ve found, is to keep you informed as much as possible. From diagnosis, to procedure, to post-surgical care instructions, we’re here for you. Rest assured, your child is in good hands.

Take a Pediatric Surgery Tour

Meet the physician

Clinton Cavett, MD, medical director

Dr. Clinton Cavett, pediatric surgeonClinton Cavett, MD, attended junior high, high school, college, and medical school at the same intersection in Jackson, Mississippi. Currently, Dr. Cavett serves as an examination consultant for the American Board of Surgery as an oral examiner for physicians undergoing board certification in pediatric surgery. He has been a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association since 1984, having completed his pediatric surgery training at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In 2010, Dr. Cavett joined Community Health Network as the medical director of pediatric surgery.

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Cavett enjoys treating children from infancy to early adolescence. Dr. Cavett strives to defuse stressful situations for children and their parents by treating them as he would his own family members.

As a World War II enthusiast, Dr. Cavett has traveled to Iwo Jima, where he was given the opportunity to raise his own flag on Mount Suribachi. He has also traveled the “Band of Brothers” route through Western Europe, and walked Omaha Beach where Walter Ehlers and Bob Slaughter landed on D-day. He is married with three children and three grandchildren.

Meet the nurse practitioner

Andrea Stafford, CPNP

Andrea Stafford, pediatric surgery nurse practitionerAndrea Stafford, CPNP, received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from University of Evansville. She began her nursing career as a student nurse extern in maternity services at Community Hospital North and continued as a registered nurse in the same department. Andrea went on to attend Emory University where she received her master’s degree in pediatric nursing. From there she practiced as a nurse practitioner in Blue Ridge, Ga. Andrea later returned to Indiana as a clinical program coordinator at Tipton Hospital where she led several community based projects on health. She then returned to Community Health Network as an RN for surgical services on the Community Hospital North campus.

Andrea is married to Jarren. She loves working on their farm, being active in their church, completing home improvement projects, decorating, working out and spending time with family.