Paediatric Surgery

Oxford Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgeon in Oxford

What is Paediatric Surgery?

Neonatal Surgery

This involves the surgical correction of congenital abnormalities in the newborn period.

The surgical management of children with rare conditions that require specialist expertise

Some children have unusual conditions e.g. cystic hygromas or Hirschsprung's disease which require specialist care.

Management of children who have complex medical conditions

Some children have other medical problems that might complicate surgery, or make it more hazardous e.g. poorly controlled diabetes, or heart problems. They might need to be referred to a specialist centre, even for minor surgery, if their condition was serious.

Paediatric Urology

This encompasses surgery on the renal and reproductive tracts of children.

Adolescent and young people's surgery

General Paediatric Surgery

This refers to the surgery of relatively common conditions that do not usually require a specialist unit. These conditions can either be elective e.g. the repair of a hernia, hydrocele, correction of undescended testis, circumcision, or excision of minor lumps. Alternatively, the operations may be emergency procedures e.g. appendicectomy, or torsion of testis.