Children with urological problems need to be managed by paediatricians who routinely see and treat these problems.
- A common area in paediatric urology is obstruction at various levels of the urinary tract. These conditions may be picked up during prenatal screening and investigations soon after birth. We work closely with our paediatric nephrologists to consult on the different conditions and tailor a short and long term management plan for each individual.
- Intersex is a complex and poorly understood area. Disorders of sexual differentiation result in ambiguous sexual appearances. Management issues centre around the identification of the correct gender, confirmation that the internal organs are consistent with the external genitalia, gender of rearing, potential for future fertility and offering appropriate counselling and informed decisions on surgical procedures. We work closely with our paediatricians specialising in endocrinology to provide holistic care for your child and family.
- We see children with lower urinary tract symptoms, wetting and neurologically affected bladders that need specialised diagnostication and individualised care. Our team offers the evaluation of bladder dynamics in a child-friendly environment. We tailor the management plan which may include urotherapy or surgical procedures depending on the results.
Our Paediatric Neurosurgical Service, as part of the Division of Neurosurgery, provides care for our paediatric neurosurgical patients. Our clinical management and outcomes are benchmarked against academic paediatric neurosurgical units around the world.
We work closely with our paediatricians and surgeons from other affiliated medical and surgical services such as Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Paediatric General Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Diagnostic Imaging (Neuroradiology) to provide care for our young patients.
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We offer counselling with our obstetricians to parents of an unborn child with abnormal prenatal scans to address the parents' questions with the aims of allaying their anxiety and helping them to make informed decisions.
Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery)
With the current emphasis on minimally invasive surgeries, there has been a changing trend with laparoscopy gaining importance. This helps your child to experience less pain, go home earlier and recover faster.
We currently offer minimally invasive surgeries related to the lungs, appendix, stomach, kidneys, internal reproductive organs, and developmental malformations of the rectum and anus (namely gastro-oesophageal reflux, anorectal malformations, intersex disorder, non-functioning kidneys, undescended testis, appendicitis, varicoceles and thoracic lesions).
Day Case Surgery
Your child will be admitted, operated and discharged on the same day.
Our paediatric oncology team consists of dedicated oncologists, surgeons and nursing staff. Your child will receive treatment in a separate oncology ward with isolation rooms if necessary.
The surgeon's role is to provide a biopsy, insert central lines for chemotherapy and resect the tumours as feasible. The tumours commonly operated on are Wilms' tumour, neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma.
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Paediatric organ (liver and kidney) transplantation has developed as a specialised treatment for children suffering from irreversible organ failure. The
National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) hosts a paediatric solid organ transplant unit, where your child will be taken care of by our paediatric transplant team.
Specialised Outpatient Nursing Services
We provide services such as chronic wound care, stoma care, stoma siting or planning, and clean intermittent catherisation (CIC) instructions.