Paediatric Surgeries

Wockhardt Hospital’s paediatric doctor’s deals with a wide range of surgical procedures that is required in children and focuses on the unique physiology and anatomy of the young patient, including new-born surgery, correction and treatment of various congenital anomalies and care of the child with accidental trauma. Wockhardt Hospital’s Pediatric Surgeons are proficient in handling fine surgeries in babies. They are experts in managing the “Child with a Surgical Problem” and not just the “Surgical problem” in a child. The children requiring Paediatric Surgical consultation are not only those with obvious external structural defects but also children with a lot of other internal structural and functional deficiencies. These may involve any organ from head to toe. Some of these are even picked up by ultrasonography done during pregnancy and need counseling and planned evaluation after delivery to prevent any loss of structure and function of the organs.

Common paediatric diseases that may require paediatric surgery include:

  • Congenital malformations: lymphangioma, cleft lip and palate, esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, intestinal atresia, necrotizing enterocolitis, meconium plugs, Hirschsprung's disease, imperforate anus, undescended testes.
  • Abdominal wall defects omphalocele, gastroschisis, hernias  chest wall deformities pectus excavatum
  • Childhood tumors like neuroblastoma, wilms tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, ATRT, liver tumors, teratomas
  • Separation of conjoined twins


Should my child see a specialist or general paediatric surgeon?

This depends on your child’s problem. Most common problems can be dealt with by a general paediatric surgeon.

What is the paediatric surgeon's role in treating the child?

Paediatric surgeons are primarily concerned with the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of surgical problems in children. Some medical conditions in newborns are not compatible with a good quality of life unless these problems are corrected surgically. These conditions must be recognized immediately by neonatologists, pediatricians, and family physicians. Pediatric surgeons cooperate with all of the specialists involved in a child's medical care to determine whether surgery is the best option for the child.

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