Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Overview

Pediatric Surgery deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases requiring surgical treatment for the children aged, from the first days of life to 16 years of age. Pediatric Surgery Department deals with diagnosis and treatment of surgical and urologic problems of children. Neonatal anomalies that are diagnosed before birth or develop after birth are corrected and followed up and surgeries are performed by the specialist physicians of our hospital. All surgical procedures are performed at Pediatric Surgery Department for all children, ranging from infancy to adolescence (0-16 years). Physicians of Pediatric Surgery Department adopt multidisciplinary approach for physical treatments of children, while their psychologies are also taken into consideration.

Services available at Pediatric Surgery Department:

  • Congenital anomalies: Esophageal atresia (obstructed esophagus), duodenal-jejunal and ileal atresia (obstruction of small intestines and colon), anal atresia (imperforate anus), ectopia cordis (the heart outside of the body), omphalocele and gastroschisis (intestines fully or partially outside of the body), bladder exstrophy (the bladder exposed on the abdominal wall), Hirschsprung disease (a congenital disease associating with inability to defecate).
  • Shortness of breath, foaming in the mouth, vomiting, inability to pass stool or encopresis, anuria or urinary incontinence, and blood in stool – all starting at birth
  • Inguinal, umbilical and ventral hernias that are present at birth or develop at advanced ages.
  • Undescended testis (one or both testes).
  • Fluid-filled cysts in scrotum or inguinal region (hydrocele).
  • Painful, hyperemic swelling in scrotum (acute scrotum or torsion of testis)
  • Abnormal opening of urethra on ventral or dorsal surface of penis rather than glans (hypospadias and epispadias).
  • Adhesion of foreskin (phimosis).
  • Kidney and urinary tract diseases leading to recurrent urinary tract infection (vesicoureteral reflux, stenosis of ureteropelvic junction etc) or stones.
  • Congenital deformities of chest wall (pectus carinatum and excavatum)
  • Congenital anomalies of the membrane that form the border between chest cavity and abdominal cavity (diaphragmatic hernia).
  • Abnormal curvature of the cervical spine (torticollis).
  • Painful or painless purulent swelling in neck that recurs occasionally (thyroglossal cyst, branchial cyst and fistulas) and thyroid diseases.
  • Benign tumors in form of red moles on head, neck and almost the entire body, also called hemangiomas.
  • Benign and malignant tumors of childhood that can manifest with space occupying lesions especially in liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, stomach, intestines and urinary bladder.
  • All congenital or acquired intraabdominal inflammations, especially appendicitis that is manifested by abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting and obstruction of an intestinal segment.
  • Emergency procedures or other advanced procedures for conditions, such as intra-vehicular or extra-vehicular traffic accidents, fall from height, trauma, and ballistic injury.
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