Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery, focused on the treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Therefore, if your child has an illness or complaint that requires surgery, the service of a paediatric surgeon is essential. Unlike adults, children cannot always say what is bothering them nor can often provide reliable answers to medical questions. It is also difficult to medically examine an infant or a child as they tend to be restive and probably non co-operative during the process. A paediatric surgeon, using specialized equipment and facilities specially designed for children can provide the best care for your child.
The Paediatric Surgery Procedures team at Ernakulam Medical centre, comprising of highly qualified paediatric surgeons and paediatric urologists, with decades of experience, efficiently manage all forms of complicated neonatal/paediatric surgical cases. Working in tandem with one of the best referral Neonatal & Paediatric tertiary care centre in the region, the unit provides an unmatched paediatric surgical treatment for your child.
Some of the common paediatric surgeries carried out in the hospital include:
Also known as birth defects, these are problems that happen while the baby is still in the womb. There are many types of congenital malformations, some of which are mild and easily curable, while some others can be life threatening. They can affect the normal working of the body organs like heart, lungs, brain or parts such as face, hands or feet. Therefore it is critical that any such conditions are diagnosed by an experienced consultant at an early stage and corrective action taken. Some of the commonly found congenital malformations include :
Ano-rectal malformations Biliary atresia
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Duodenal, Jejunal, and Oesophageal atresia
Cleft lip and palate
Cystadenoid malformation of lung
Excision of congenital lobar emphysema
Hirschsprung’s disease Spina bifida
Other Paediatric surgeries
The Paediatric Surgery Procedures unit of the hospital also performs various other surgeries on children from the newborn stage through late adolescence. Some of the common procedures are:
Posterior urethral valves
Thoracotomy for repair of eventration of diaphragm