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Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric surgeons are doctors who specialise in the surgical management of conditions affecting children of all ages.

Medical Conditions

  • Congenital or acquired conditions requiring surgical management including:
    • appendicitis
    • intussusception
    • abscess drainage
    • wound repair
    • trauma surgery
  • Gastrointestinal malformations like:
    • oesophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
    • hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
    • intestinal atresia
    • meconium plugs
    • Hirschsprung’s disease
    • imperforate anus
  • Urological problems like:
    • posterior urethral valves
    • chordee
    • undescended testes
    • ureteric reflux
  • Abdominal wall defects:
    • omphalocele
    • gastroschisis
    • hernias
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Childhood tumors

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • Paediatric urology
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Congential malformations
  • Paediatric trauma
  • Neonatal surgery

Associated Tests


Extraordinarily varied depending on the presenting problem.

What to expect


Your paediatric surgeon will begin by asking about the main problem. How it began, its development and progress are all important. They will also ask about other medical and surgical conditions, family history and previous treatments.


The surgeon will examine the child generally, looking at development and general condition before focussing in on the presenting problem. A parent or guardian should be present to reassure and comfort the child if required.

Training and Qualifications