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Paediatric Surgery

The Department of Paediatric Surgery at Aster Women and Children Hospitals offers advanced care, in general paediatric surgery, neonatal surgery, paediatric urology, thoracic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, minimal invasive surgery, and endoscopy until the age of 18 years. The paediatric surgical patient requires tender care with delicate skills and diligent follow-up as the newborn, baby, toddler grows through adolescence into a mature adult. As paediatric surgeons we learn resilience from children and are grateful for the opportunity to serve them. The Department of Paediatric Surgery is a specialised department offering high-quality care for all surgical problems in neonates, infants, older children and adolescents. The surgical team is led by senior and experienced Consultants, who have been trained in leading hospitals in India and overseas.

The Department also has several follow-up clinics including antenatal counselling for congenital malformations. We have keen enthusiasm about following up on cases until they reach adolescence and, in some instances, even after adulthood where meticulous surgery is required. The department works closely with the Departments of Paediatrics, Neonatology, Radiology and Oncology. A fully functional Neonatal ICU and Paediatric ICU are the main facilities available for critically ill children.

The common problems that are treated by the Paediatric Surgery team include-

  • Hernia, hydroceles, undescended testis, phimosis
  • Congenital and developmental anomalies
  • Burns, trauma and injuries.

Specific expertise for complex surgical problems in children -

  • Neonatal surgery
  • Paediatric Urology
  • Paediatric Gastro surgery
  • Paediatric Thoracic surgery
  • Paediatric Onco surgery
  • Minimal Access surgery including Robotic Surgery
  • Paediatric Endoscopy
  • Paediatric Bronchoscopy.

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Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Technology & Infrastructure
  • Paediatric esophagoscopes, gastroscopes, bronchoscopes and colonoscopes.
  • Paediatric and neonatal resectoscopes & cystoscopes.
  • Paediatric and neonatal laparoscopic instrumentation.
  • Robotic instrumentation
  • State of the art Pathology, Microbiology and Histopathology with special immunohistochemistry analysis.


Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

Who is a Paediatrician?

 A paediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children upto 14 years. Paediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens, and young adults.

 What are some of the most common pediatric surgeries?

Some of the most common pediatric surgeries cater to - swelling and lesions on the body, ear deformities, abnormal mass or swelling in the body, chest wall abnormalities, lung lesions, diaphragm defects, bowel atresia, lesions in the stomach, intestine, pancreatic lesions, liver lesions, kidney lesions, VUR, PUJO, VUJO, bladder lesions, hypospadias, epispadias, penile lesions, limb abnormalities, ano rectal malformations, teratomas, hepatoblastoma, neuroblastoma, Wilm's tumor, vascular malformations, hernia malformations, hernia r repair, appendectomy, circumcision, and correction of congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate. These surgeries can relieve pain, infections, and breathing problems. Additionally, they can correct physical deformities that can affect a child's appearance and social development.

 What are the risks associated with pediatric surgery?

Like any surgery, pediatric surgery carries certain risks, including bleeding, infection, and complications related to anesthesia. However, with proper preparation and care, the risk of these complications can be minimized. It's imperative to get detailed information from your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as any possible side effects. Additionally, the surgeon should review the patient's old and current medical records since the child has a long life ahead of him or her. These details will be needed to discuss future treatment and to determine whether any medications might increase the risk of complications.

 How long does it take for a child to recover from pediatric surgery?

The recovery time for pediatric surgery depends on the type of surgery and the child's condition. In general, children are more labile than adults and may require intensive care post-operatively. They require continuous monitoring and a rapid action team to address any issues.

 What are the long-term effects of pediatric surgery?

The long-term effects of pediatric surgery depend on the type of surgery and the child's condition. In some cases, children may experience complications or require additional surgeries. The mental trauma of a hospitalization and surgical procedure is often underestimated. This requires a case-by-case approach to informing the child and helping the child recover. It is critical to discuss the risks and potential long-term effects of any surgery with a pediatric surgeon before deciding to proceed. Follow-up visits with the doctor should also be scheduled to monitor the child's progress and address any potential issues.

 What should parents do if they have concerns about their child's surgery?

Parents should communicate any concerns they have about their child's surgery with their child's surgeon and healthcare team. They can also seek a second opinion or consult with other healthcare professionals to ensure they are making informed decisions about their child's care. This is important because it allows them to get a complete understanding of the risks and benefits of the surgery, and to make sure that the best possible care is provided for their child. It also helps them to feel secure in their decision and to feel like they are being heard and respected by their healthcare team.

What is pediatric surgery?

Pediatric surgery is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical treatment of infants, children, and adolescents, ranging from newborns to 18-year-olds. Pediatric surgeons must have a specialization in pediatric surgery and be able to use the latest surgical techniques to successfully treat pediatric patients. Pediatric surgeons must also be able to work in a team environment with other healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible for their young patients.

What is the difference between pediatric surgery and adult surgery?

Children's surgery differs from adult surgery on many levels, including anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Children have different problems- unlike adults, their treatment differs depending on their age and response to anesthesia and medication. Pediatric surgeons must also be able to recognize and address any psychological issues that may be present in young patients. Additionally, children heal faster than adults, so pediatric surgeons must be able to react quickly to potential complications.

How can a parent prepare their child for surgery?

The parent can help prepare their child for surgery by explaining the procedure in age-appropriate terms, reassuring them that they will be safe and cared for, and ensuring that they understand what to expect before and after the surgery. Doing so helps reduce anxiety and fear that the child may experience, while also making them more cooperative and less likely to resist the medical staff. This can make the procedure smoother and safer for both the child and the medical team.

How can a parent support their child during the recovery process?

The parent can support their child during the recovery process by providing emotional support. Following post-surgery care instructions can aid to prevent any complications. Ensuring the child receives appropriate pain management can serve to make the recovery process more comfortable. A healthy diet and adequate hydration can help to boost the immune system and speed up healing. Providing emotional support can help to reduce the child's stress and anxiety, which can lead to faster healing.

 What qualifications do pediatric surgeons have?

Pediatric surgeons are medical doctors who have completed a residency in general surgery followed by specialized training in pediatric surgery. They are board-certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery and have extensive experience in the surgical treatment of children. Pediatric surgeons must also have experience in pediatric urology, pediatric oncology, and pediatric medical emergency. They must be able to diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions in children. In addition, they must know the unique physiology of children and the special techniques and equipment used in treating them.


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