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Paediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving surgery of foetuses, infants, children, adolescents,and young adults.

Common paediatric diseases that may require pediatric surgery include :

Congenital malformations

  • Lymphangioma
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Meconium plugs
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Imperforate anus
  • Undescended testes

Congenital cases

  • Congenital diseases of the lung
  • Emphysemas, congenital cysts of the lung and mediastinum

Abdominal wall defects

  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hernias

Chest wall deformities

  • Pectus excavatum

Childhood tumours

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms' tumor
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • ATRT
  • Liver tumors
  • Teratomas

 Our paediatric surgery team

Dr. Nakib has worked as a paediatric surgeon in Lebanon and Italy for nearly 20 years.  He joined us from his position as consultant paediatric surgeon at the IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy which has more than 1,000 beds.  He graduated from the University of Pavia, Italy from where he also gained his Diploma in Paediatric Surgery.  Dr. Nakib received his French fellowship from the Claude-Bernard University in Lyon and his Masters in Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery from the University of Bologna, Italy. His specialities include gastroenterological and urological pediatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, pediatric robotic surgery and paediatric bariatric surgery. He speaks English, Arabic, French and Italian.

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