What is Paediatric Surgery?
Paediatric surgery is a specialty of surgery that involves surgical procedures carried out on neonates, infants, children and adolescents.
Paediatric surgeons may use minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to treat conditions that require surgical intervention. Paediatric surgery requires multi-disciplinary participation from other paediatric specialists and allied health professionals like dietician, speech therapist.
Why is Paediatric Surgery required?
Paediatric surgery can be used to manage and treat various children’s problems and conditions in children that require surgical intervention.
Surgical intervention may be required for children who sustain traumatic injuries, and resection may be performed for those suffering from benign and malignant tumours. Paediatric surgeons also treat congenital and acquired abnormalities of the kidney, liver, pancreas, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, genito-urinary tract, chest, and on a wide range of other paediatric surgical conditions. Common types of paediatric surgeries include circumcision, herniotomy, gut surgeries, orchidopexy.