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Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric General Surgery

Our Department of Paediatric Surgery's mission is to provide and promote quality surgical care for children.

We manage surgical problems in newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teenagers, up to the age of 18 years old. Our surgical spectrum includes:

  • Congenital abnormalities that occur due to abnormal development in the fetus during pregnancy. These abnormalities may be picked up by the obstetrician during prenatal scans or diagnosed soon after birth. We perform delicate corrective surgery on your newborn which is crucial for his or her survival.
  • Some congenital abnormalities which are not discovered till your child is older. We consult on these conditions and advise on the management options and the timing of surgery if required.
  • Lumps and bumps on various parts of the body and problems with the genitalia and groin in both sexes such as phimosis, undescended testes and scrotal swellings like hernia and hydrocele. These are commonly picked up by the General Practitioner (GP).
  • Surgical problems involving:
    • Digestive tract intestines (oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines)
    • Hepatobiliary and pancreas (liver, bile ducts, gall bladder and pancreas)
    • Chest (lung, airway and thoracic cage)
    • Genitourinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra and external genitalia)