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Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

What is a Paediatric Surgeon?

Paediatric Surgeons specialise in general surgery on patients below the age of 16 years old. The majority of surgery is correcting congenital deformities such as congenital hernia and undescended testes as well as other intra-abdominal conditions.

When to see a Paediatric Surgeon?

You should consider visiting a Paediatric Surgeon if you have been told that your child needs surgery. Children have different anatomy and different responses to surgery and for this reason, Paediatric Surgeons are the most qualified specialists to treat younger children and infants. Paediatric subspecialties including Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. You may want to consider seeing one of these sub-specialised doctors if you need more specific care.

Information on sub-specialties

  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery- Paediatric plastic surgeons are plastic surgeons that have further sub specialised in reconstructive surgery in children.

  • General Paediatric Surgery- Specialising in surgery in patients under the age of 16. Most General Paediatric surgeons further sub specialise. General Paediatric surgery include operations such as umbilical and inguinal hernia repairs.

  • Neonatal Surgery- Neonatal surgeons specialise in unwell newborn babies requiring operations, such as congenital malformations.

Common conditions treated by a Paediatric Surgeon

Common conditions treated by paediatric surgeons include inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and undescended testes. A comprehensive list can be found below.

Common procedures performed by a Paediatric Surgeon

Common conditions treated by paediatric surgeons include inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and undescended testes. A comprehensive list can be found below.

Disclaimer

This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Doctify Limited has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. In the event of an emergency, please call 999 for immediate assistance.

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