Dr. Tracey R Childs MD?
Update this Profile
Dr. Tracey R Childs MD, Surgeon

Dr. Tracey R Childs MD


2021 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 625e Santa Monica CA, 90404



Dr. Tracey Childs is a general surgeon practicing in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Childs specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Childs provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.

Education and Training

Univ of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch of Med, Los Angeles Ca 1986

University of California 1986

Board Certification

Colon & Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon & Rectal SurgeryABCRS

SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish 27 years of experience
Dr. Tracey R Childs MD
Dr. Tracey R Childs MD's Expert Contributions
  • What is robotic surgery and how does it work?

    Robotic surgery is basically another minimally invasive tool using a laparoscopic approach and instrumentation, which allows 7° of freedom using wrist instruments for surgery. Laparoscopy means using a camera in the belly and inserting instruments which are straight sticks. Robotic surgery uses instruments which are “wristed“ and allow for more precise technique. We use it routinely for low pelvic surgeries. It is being used for chest surgery, heart surgery, intestinal surgery, I nyc logic surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. It is not always appropriate as the best choice, but the patient should seek a surgeon who is experienced and has many options to offer the patient and who will choose appropriately and make those recommendations. READ MORE

  • My hernia has developed again. Should I get it operated on?

    You should definitely see a surgeon that does hernia surgery routinely. If this was done open, it could be approached minimally invasively. Tracey R. Childs, MD, MPH READ MORE


  •  2012 Southern California Super Doctors 


  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal Cancer
  • Genital Warts
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Aerolase® Technologies


  • Sansum Med Cli, Colon And Rectal Surgery; Swedish Med Ctr, General Surgery; Swedish Med Ctr, Family Medicine  
  • Surgery, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center   1987
  • Swedish Hospital and Medical Center  
  • Swedish Hospital and Medical Center   1992


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, Sansum Medical Clinic, Inc.    1992
  • Sansum Medical Clinic   1993

Dr. Tracey R Childs MD's Practice location

Tracey Childs, MD

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 625e -
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Get Direction
New patients: 310-453-8838, 310-829-8928
Fax: 310-315-3662, 310-453-8355

Request An Appointment With Dr. Tracey R Childs MD | Surgeon

Please note that this request is not considered final until you receive email notification confirming the details.

In the event the doctor is not yet registered with FindaTopDoc, we will contact the office on your behalf in an effort to secure your appointment.

Dr. Tracey R Childs MD's reviews

Write Review

Patient Experience with Dr. Childs


Based on 18 reviews

Dr. Tracey R Childs MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 18 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Surgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

Recommended Articles

  • 5 Ways to Stay Comfortable After a Gallbladder Surgery

    Gallbladder SurgeryGallbladder removal surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries. The procedure is also known as a cholecystectomy. Gallbladder surgery is usually performed to solve problems that are associated with gallstones. Gallstones are hardened deposits of the digestive fluid...

  • What Are The Risks Of A Hysterectomy?

    A hysterectomy as a surgical means for removing the uterus is often resorted to when the female reproductive system develops complications. A hysterectomy would be the preferred option for combating the symptoms associated with cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, and painful and excessively heavy...

  • Femoral Hernia: Get the Facts

    Our human bodies are a complex network of nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and visceral organs. While our skin is the outermost layer holding everything together, on the inside, it is a network of strong muscle fibers that hold all our internal organs in place. A hernia occurs when there is a weak...

  • Does Aneurysm Require Surgery?

    An aneurysm is the formation of a bulge when the walls of the arteries weaken. It is an artificial condition that can remain undetected for years. If it ruptures, it could lead to many complications and, at times, even death. The following are a few figures concerning the deaths caused by different...

  • What Are the Risks of Gallbladder Surgery?

    Your gallbladder has a very big role in the body during digestion. It is the organ that collects a fluid known as bile, which helps you to digest food. If your gallbladder develops complications, you may need to have it removed. You may also have it removed if you develop gallstones. Gallstones are...

  • Sleep Apnea: What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment?

    Sleep apnea is a very common but serious sleeping disorder, wherein your breathing gets briefly interrupted while you sleep. Breathing might stop or become very shallow with pauses while you are sleeping. It can last from a few seconds to several minutes and usually recurs through the night. Since...

Nearby Providers

Nearest Hospitals



Head southwest on Santa Monica Boulevard (CA 2) 4560 ft
Turn right onto 15th Street 988 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right



Head southwest on Santa Monica Boulevard (CA 2) 143 ft
Turn right onto 26th Street 1373 ft
Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard 2.5 mi
Keep in the middle 508 ft
Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard 1927 ft
Continue straight onto Westwood Plaza 1212 ft
Turn left onto Charles E Young Drive South 577 ft
Turn left 78 ft
Turn left 157 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left



Head southwest on Santa Monica Boulevard (CA 2) 1505 ft
Turn right onto 23rd Street 679 ft
Turn left onto Arizona Avenue 340 ft
Turn left onto 22nd Street 119 ft
You have arrived at your destination, straight ahead