"Children's Med Dallas" Documentary Premieres This Week

children med dallasEvery day, sick children fight for life at Children's Medical Center. At their bedsides are some of the world's best surgeons, determined to do everything in their power to help them.

Beginning Aug. 3, Children's Med Dallas , a five-part TV documentary airing on WFAA Ch. 8, will reveal behind-the-scenes stories of life at the nation's 7th-largest pediatric hospital.

The original dramatic series will air in 30-minute segments over five weeks during primetime on Wednesdays in August, with the final show airing in September. It gives viewers an unprecedented look behind the walls of Children’s Medical Center, consistently ranked one of the nation's best.

She Is Dallas Info: You can watch Children’s Med Dallas Wednesdays on WFAA Channel 8 at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows will be aired August 10, August 17, August 31, and September 7.  Children’s Medical Center Dallas is located at 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas. Their phone number is 214-456-7000. For more information about the hospital, please check out the Dallas Children’s Medical Center website.   You can also follow Children’s Medical Center on Facebook and Children’s Medical Center on Twitter.

The documentary takes viewers into the families ™ personal, wrenching struggles, including those endured by the loved ones of Rylynn Riojas, a 2-year-old girl waiting for a new heart.

We moved from Austin to Hewitt, Texas, so we could be closer to Children's while we wait for Rylynn's new heart,  said the child's mother, Andrea Riojas. The people at this hospital give us hope, and they always have a plan for how to treat Rylynn. We know the staff here will do anything for her. Every time the phone rings, we jump up and look at the number, hoping it's time. Waiting is so hard, but we know that her heart will come at the right time. 

The TV series also offers a real-life look at both the professional and personal lives of six Children's Medical Center physicians, including Dr. Dev Desai, who performs kidney and liver transplants; Dr. Joseph Forbess and Dr. Kristine Guleserian, both heart surgeons; Dr. Patricio Gargollo, a urologist who performs robotic surgery; Dr. Alex Kane, a plastic surgeon; and Dr. Stephen Megison, a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. Each physician also holds a faculty position at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

If you miss an episode of Children’s Med Dallas or do not live in the area, you can watch full espiodes on the Children’s Med Dallas Facebook page starting at 8 p.m. the same day.   You can also go here to watch the 15 second promo for the show as well as the intro and theme song.

About Children’s Medical Center

Children’s Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit system. It’s the seventh-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center.


  1. I really want to see this show but I dont have that channel, as I dont live in Dallas, I live in SA, so is there anywhere I can watch this online!
    I love Dallas Childrens Medical Center! I had to be there for 6 weeks and I loved it! (well as much as I could in the hospital) and I really wanted to see the show!

  2. I just heard Rylynn Riojas got her new heart yesterday and is recovering. I know it was only supposed to be a five-part series, but has there been any talk of continuing it? I want to hear about the successful heart surgery.

  3. Yes they are filming now as we speak ……

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