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Pediatric Surgery is a sub speciality of surgery pertaining to patients ranging from new-borns to 16 years of age. It comes with its own challenges that differentiate it from other surgeries. Whether it is the small size of babies and children to be operated or dealing with their responses to illness or surgery, every aspect of Pediatric Surgery needs special attention. Hence, there is a rationale for a dedicated division for Paediatric Surgery and pediatric urology.
Pediatric surgeons specialize in the surgical care of children and are proficient in performing pediatric surgical and pediatricurological procedures. Their training and orientation towards working with children gives them a better understanding of the special needs of a child.
Pediatric Urology is a sub-speciality of surgery which deals with disorders of the Genitourinary System in children, that includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, sexual and reproductive organs.Pediatric urological disorders are present in children from birth and are very different from that of adult urological problems. We focus on a wide range of urologic problems affecting children, including obstructions in the urinary tract, incontinence, vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias, undescended testis, genital abnormalities and tumors of the kidney, bladder, vagina, and testes in children.
In many cases nowadays, urological problems can be managed successfully without surgery by waiting with careful observation, thus delaying or even avoiding the surgery completely. Advances in technology and instrumentation have made more and more Laparoscopic and Endoscopic urological surgeries possible in children, eliminating many other problems associated with open surgery.
In cases where there is a need for a surgery, it is performed with great expertise, precision and care, considering the fact that the patient being operated on is a small child. The management of urological problems, if any, in a child can be planned even before the delivery of a child.We work in collaboration with our obstetrician and pediatric nephrologist to ensure that.
Urological disorders and surgeries
Pediatric surgery at BLK is a consolidation of technological excellence, medical expertise and collaboration among different divisions to deliver the best possible outcomes. We offer a full range of services to our pediatric patients, working closely with our experienced Pediatricintensivists, Pediatric nephrologists, Neonatologist, Pediatric Anesthetist, Peri-operative staff etc. to provide intensive care and a high-quality, safe and emotionally supportive environment.
Pediatric surgeons at BLK offer consultation and ensure comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical care.They have special expertise in dealing with various congenital anomalies requiring complex reconstruction surgeries.
As a division, pediatric surgery at BLK has a competitive edge in managing congenital (problems present since birth), abdominal and thoracic problems. In collaboration with ourPediatric gastroenterologists, we treat many complex conditions like biliary atresia, Hirschsprung`s Disease etc.Our day care facilities for minor surgeries like hernia, hydrocoel, circumcision or undescended testis ensure early discharge within 6-8 hours. Besides we are available round the clock for emergencies like acute appendicitis, gall bladder stones and intestinal obstruction that require immediate attention.
Common conditions and surgeries
Neonatal Surgery dealsexclusively with newborns who are born with congenital problems and requiresurgical correction. These babies require intensive care, beginning prenatally.At the time of prenatal screening, if any anomalies are discovered, a pediatricsurgeon meets with the expecting families to counsel them regarding the wayforward. The prenatal visits are used to plan and prepare for the operationthat will be needed after birth.
At BLK, we offer thebest possible care for the newborn during the entire process of surgery. Ourstate-of-the-art operating room and neonatal intensive care unit provide the latestadvances in equipment. In addition, we have fully equipped newborn transportteam that can safely bring the newborn for specialised care.
Commonly performednewborn surgeries
Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery (Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy)
Laparoscopy, also called minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure done with the help of a fibre-optic instrument through Band-Aid-size incisions. It has replaced many of the former large incision operations. Today, minimally invasive surgery has also evolved in pediatric age group as it is proven to be safer, efficient, technically feasible and well tolerated in infants, young children and teenagers.
Laparoscopic surgeries we offer:
Pediatric oncology deals with diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children. In many cases, surgery plays a critical role in the overall cancer treatment of a child.
At BLK, we in collaboration with our pediatric surgical oncology team create a comprehensive, long-term treatment plan to cure cancer.We bring a perspective and level of expertise that can ultimately improve outcomes for our childhood cancer patients.
We offer surgeries for:
Apart from different sub-specialities, a strong backbone of associated services and departments help complete the entire process of surgery, right from preparation of surgery to supporting and after care. These services form a vital part of the structure of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at BLK: