Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery that focuses on the surgical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Paediatric surgeons are specially trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions in children, using minimally invasive and advanced surgical techniques. The paediatric surgeons at SRV Hospitals, work closely with other paediatric specialists, such as paediatricians, anesthesiologists, and nurses, to provide comprehensive care for their patients. They use specialised equipment and techniques designed for smaller patients and take into consideration the unique anatomy and physiology of children. Paediatric surgery also involves close collaboration with the child’s family, as well as with other paediatric specialists and support services, to provide the best possible care for the child. Paediatric surgery is a demanding but rewarding field that requires both technical expertise and a compassionate approach.
At SRV Hospitals, the goal of the Department of Paediatric Surgery is to improve the quality of life for children and to achieve the best possible outcome for each child's unique condition.
Scope & Need
The scope of paediatric surgery encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures and conditions that affect infants, children, and adolescents. These can include congenital anomalies such as cleft lip and palate, hernias, and appendicitis, as well as tumours and injuries. Paediatric surgeons use specialised techniques and equipment designed for smaller patients, taking into account the unique anatomy and physiology of children.
The need for paediatric surgery arises from a variety of factors, including congenital anomalies, injuries, and illnesses that affect children. Many of these conditions require specialised surgical intervention to correct or treat, and a paediatric surgeon is best equipped to perform these procedures.
Paediatric surgery also plays a crucial role in promoting the overall well-being of children by addressing physical and psychological issues that may affect their development and quality of life. This includes providing early intervention and treatment for conditions that may have long-term consequences if left untreated.
In addition to addressing medical needs, paediatric surgeons also work closely with families and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care and support for children and their families during the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative periods.
Overall, paediatric surgery plays an important role in ensuring that children receive the specialised care they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Paediatric surgery is a medical specialty that provides surgical care for children. Some of the conditions that may require a visit to a paediatric surgeon include:
Congenital anomalies are birth defects that affect the structure or function of a baby’s organs or body systems. Examples include cleft lip and palate, spina bifida, and heart defects.
Paediatric surgeons can provide care for conditions that affect the abdomen, such as appendicitis, hernias, and pyloric stenosis.
Paediatric surgeons can provide care for traumatic injuries, such as fractures, burns, and lacerations.
Paediatric surgeons can provide surgical care for children with cancer, such as the removal of tumours.
Paediatric surgeons can provide care for conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, such as inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal obstruction, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Paediatric surgeons can provide care for urological conditions, such as hypospadias, undescended testicles, and kidney stones.
Paediatric surgeons can provide care for chest conditions, such as congenital lung malformations and pneumothorax.
At a paediatric surgery clinic, healthcare providers may use a variety of diagnostic tests and imaging studies to evaluate surgical conditions and determine the best course of treatment. Treatment options for paediatric surgical conditions may include minimally invasive surgery, traditional surgery, and other procedures. The paediatric surgery clinic also provides education and support for families to help manage the emotional and practical aspects of surgery and recovery.
Advance Treatments with
SRV Hospitals offers the following paediatric surgery treatments:
Examining and counselling for abnormalities in the foetus
Surgery for infants, children, and adolescents
Surgery for newborns
Surgery for gastrointestinal and liver conditions in children
Surgery for urinary and complex urinary issues in children
Surgery for neurological conditions in children
Surgery for thoracic conditions in children using minimally invasive techniques
Endoscopic procedures for children including bronchoscopy, upper and lower gastrointestinal scopy
An anesthesiologist with specialised training in Pediatric Anesthesia will be in charge of administering and monitoring the anaesthesia for your child during their surgery and will meet with you during the preoperative evaluation or on the day of the surgery.
Our paediatric ward is specially designed to make children feel comfortable and at ease. Additionally, we have a state-of-the-art modular operating theatre that is among the best in the country. Our department is equipped with the latest paediatric endoscopy and laparoscopy equipment, and we have invested in the third generation da Vinci Robot to assist in robotic surgeries. We also have a day care surgery setup for the convenience of our patients. Our PICU and NICU are fully equipped to provide the highest level of care for critically ill children.
SRV Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty tertiary care facility in Goregaon that brings to the community a unique healthcare experience where a community of caregivers works closely with renowned doctors in a collaborative approach to improve both the health of our patients and the practice of medicine.