Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric surgery is a subspeciality of surgery involving surgery of newborns, infants, children and adolescents.

At Mediclinic City Hospital, we provide comprehensive and compassionate care to diagnose and treat all childhood general and urological problems in paediatric patients. Minimally invasive surgeries in the chest, abdomen and urinary system are also available for all paediatric age groups (newborns to adolescents).

Our surgeons also provide pediatric urology care for a wide range of developmental problems affecting the kidneys, bladder, urethra or genital tract. For example, commonly seen conditions include:

  • Hypospadias (urine passage ending short of the end of the penis)
  • Epispadias
  • Hydronephrosis (kidney dilation, detected prenatally or in childhood) ,
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (blockage of urine flow from the kidneys)
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (backup of urine from the bladder toward the kidneys)
  • Penile torsion
  • Testicular tumours
  • Undescended testicles (mini invasive surgery)

The common surgical paediatric diseases that require surgery include:

Congenital malformations in newborns

  • Esophageal atresia and trachea-esophageal fistula
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Necrotising enterocolitis
  • Meconium plugs
  • Hirschsprung's disease (colon dilatation)
  • Imperforate anus
  • Congenital cysts of the lung and mediastinum
  • Lymphangioma
  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis

 Childhood tumours

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms' tumour
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Teratomas (ovarian, sacrococcygeal teratoma, etc.)

The most common paediatric surgical procedures are:

  • Appendicitis
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Undescended testicle
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Circumcision

Our surgeons offer Paediatric gynaecological surgery for:

  • Ovarian cyst
  • Labial fusion
  • Imperforated hymen