Dr. Sifrance Tran is a pediatric surgeon and critical care specialist with advanced expertise in a wide range of neonatal and pediatric disorders. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Tran is also an elected member of the Academy of Master Teachers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a specialty fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Dr. Tran received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) with honors from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2007. He then continued his training at the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his general surgery residency from 2007-2012. Dr. Tran went on to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, to participate in three fellowships: Pediatric Surgical Critical Care (2012-2013); Pediatric Critical Care Research (2013-2014); and Pediatric Surgery (2014-2016).

Prior to joining Las Palmas Medical Center, Dr. Tran was previously an Assistant Professor at (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas where he served as the Assistant Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program (2016-2020). He has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in surgical journals and achieved numerous teaching awards, earning him the prestigious title of University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Dr. Tran has a special interest in advanced minimally invasive surgery for both rare and common surgical conditions, including malformations in the abdomen, chest wall deformities, appendicitis, hernias, pyloric stenosis, ovarian tumors, and Hirschsprung’s disease. He is also an expert in surgical critical care of newborns and infants. Ultimately, Dr. Tran’s goal is to provide complete care to his patients and families in the least invasive way possible.

Dr. Tran’s clinic interests include pediatric surgery; pediatric surgical critical care; minimally invasive surgery; developmental anomalies of the lung, diaphragm, intestine, and abdominal wall; childhood tumors; chest wall defects (pectus excavatum and carinatum); umbilical and inguinal hernias; undescended testes.

Dr. Tran is married over 14 years and has two wonderful children. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his daughter and son outdoors and supporting his wife’s fascinating bird breeding hobby.



Procedures & Conditions

Conditions treated:

  • Malformations of the abdomen
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Appendicitis
  • Hernias
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Ovarian tumors
  • Hirschsprung’s disease

Clinic procedures performed:

  • Plastibell circumcision
  • Lysis of penile adhesions
  • Excision of polydactyly
  • Removal of foreign body
  • Aspiration of hydrocele
  • Frenectomy
  • Anoscopy with anal dilation
  • Chemical cauterization of granulation tissue
  • Incision and drainage of abscess
  • Laceration repair

Surgical procedures performed:

  • Abcess Drainage
  • Abdominal Wound Exploration and
  • Anoscopy
  • Bowel Decompression/Resection
  • Brachial Cleft Cyst Excision
  • Central Venous Access Catheter Placement/Removal
  • Circumcision
  • Colo-anal Pull Through
  • Colostomy Reversal
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy/Laparotomy
  • Duodenal / Epigastric Atresia Repair
  • Esophageal Procedures
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastric Tube Procedures
  • Gastro Procedures
  • Hemaport Placement/Removal
  • Hematoma Evacuation
  • Hidradenitis Excision/ Hydrocelectomy
  • Imperforate Anus Repair
  • Incisional Herniorrhaphy
  • Inferior Ankyloglossia Lysis
  • Inguinal Exploration/Herniorrhaphy
  • Insertion/Removal of Drug Delivery Implant
  • Intraoperative Ultrasound
  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Line Placement
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis of Labia/Penile Adhesions
  • Mass Excisions
  • Oophorectomy
  • Open Thoracotomy
  • Orchiectomy/Orchiopexy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pectus Excavatum Hardware Removal/Repair
  • Pilonidal Cyst Excision
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Segmental Lobe Lobectomy
  • Soft Tissue Foreign Body Removal
  • Thyroglossal Cyst Excision
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair
  • Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Urethral Meatotomy
  • Vaginal Septum Excision
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopy/Thorascopic Blebectomy
  • Wound Debridement


Pediatric General Surgery

Office Locations

Las Palmas Del Sol Pediatric Surgery
1700 N Oregon
Suite 660
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: (915) 283-3909