Pediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery which encompasses surgery of infants, fetuses, children, adolescents and young adults. This kind of surgery is usually done in children hospitals. Pediatric surgery also has subspecialties- fetal surgery and neonatal surgery.
Some of the common pediatric diseases which require surgery are:
- Congenital Malformations such as intestinal atresia, pyloric stenosis, undescended testes, imperforate anus, intestinal malrotation, necrotizing enterocolitis, cleft lip, espphageal atresia, Hirschsprung’s disease, etc.
- Childhood tumors such as liver tumors, Wilm’s tumor, teratomas,rhabdomosarcoma
- Chest wall deformities- pectus excavatum
- Separation of conjoined twins
What is a pediatric surgeon ?
In case a child has any diseases, illness or any kind of injury which necessitates surgery, the person who does this kind of surgery is referred to as pediatric surgeon. A pediatric surgeon has all necessary qualification and experience to do pediatric surgery. Surgical problems handled by pediatric surgeons are not similar to those which are handled and seen by general surgeons. For pediatric surgery there is need for specialized training.
Pediatric Surgery Unit
Our center of pediatric surgery is equipped to conduct wide array of surgeries to offer relief to the child. All advanced and state or art tools are available to provide immediate treatment. The intensive care service facilitates all basic and special surgical procedures for children.
Our pediatric surgical unit offers secondary and tertiary-level services. This encompasses both outpatient and inpatient treatment systems. From serious injuries such as knife wounds, liver lacerations, gunshot wounds, transplantation operations, endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, diagnosis and surgical care of tumors, to surgical repair of birth defects the pediatric surgeons work in congruence with primary pediatricians in order to treat wide range of problems which a child/ infant/ adolescent is facing.