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Building 37, 26th Street, Dubai - 2.63 kilometers Building 37, 26th Street, Dubai - 2.63 kilometers Paediatric Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Genetics + 29 more
What is Paediatric Surgery?
Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery. It involves operations on fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults, and it is the only surgical specialty defined by the patient’s age rather than the specific condition they’re suffering from.
The discipline handles the diseases, trauma and malformations of everyone from the unborn to those aged 18, and many surgeons develop their skills across the full range of surgeries. Some develop further specific expertise in areas of special interest like hepatobiliary surgery and oncology surgery.
What procedures can you find at a Paediatric Surgery clinic?
A broad remit means many paediatric surgeons have an extremely wide area of expertise. Here are just a few of the procedures they carry out.
- Pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis (widening the opening between the stomach and intestine)
- Complex surgery on children with disabilities to improve their standard of living
- Surgical repair of birth defects
- Correcting undescended testicles
- Belly button hernia repairs
- Appendix removal
- Correcting torsion of the testis
- Dealing with serious injuries
- Endoscopic procedures
- Emergency surgeries of all kinds
- Cancer diagnosis and tumour removal
What should you expect at a Paediatric Surgery clinic?
After check-in, you’ll be taken to an examination room. You’ll see the right kind of specialist, whether it’s a nurse or a surgeon. They’ll ask about your child’s medical history and any issues, ask about symptoms, and examine your child. There may be X-rays, blood tests and other tests, and sometimes you might be referred on to another specialist. You get the chance to ask questions, and once the surgeon has examined your notes and all the information collected and provided, they’ll suggest a treatment plan.