Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric surgery is a specialized field of surgery. This specialty starts with surgery from one day baby to children up to sixteen years of age with weight ranging from one Kilogram up to seventy Kilogram. This specialty deals with very wide range of surgical problems in Neonates and children including congenital malformation and Acquired diseases in almost all the systems of the body.

In North West General Hospital Paediatric surgery deals with emergency cases and elective cases on daily basis with 24 hours cover to its patients. Paediatric surgery works in very close collaboration with Paediatric department having common paramedical staff, nursing staff and Medical officers. In serious and complex patients we treat patients with Paediatrician and other specialists required in order to give the best benefit to the patients.

Paediatric surgery deals with

  1. Pediatric General Surgery
  2. Pediatric Urology
  3. Cases from
  4. Paediatric Neurosurgery
  5. Paediatric Thoraci
  6. Neonatal Surgery
  7. c surgery
  8. Paediatric Plastic Surgery

These branches include cases in Neonates like Oesophageal Atresia, Duodenal Atresia and Small bowel Atresia, Anorectal Malformation, Hirschsprung's disease, Hydrocephalus,  Meningocele, Encephalocele, Cystic Hygromas, Cleft Lip, Exomphalos and other congenital malformations.

Example of some of surgical problem in infants and childrens are Gastero Oesophageal  Reflux, Choledochal cyst, Diaphragmatic Hernias , Pyloric Stenosis, Hydatid Disease in liver and other organs in Abdomen and Lungs, Empyema Thorax, Appendicitis, PUJ Obstruction Undescended testis, Abdominal Tumors, Posterior Urethral Valve, Hypospadias, Undescended Testis, hydrocele, Inguinal and umbilical hernia, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Renal Tract Stones and various other surgical Problems in children.

Babies from 1 day to 30 days are managed in Nursery. Infants and Children are treated in four bedded wards and single rooms in the Paediatric ward with Paediatric trained nursing and Paramedic staff and doctors. Serious problems in Neonates are treated in neonatal intensive care unit. Serious Problems of children from one month to sixteen years are treated in Paediatric ICU. Neonatal and Paediatric ICU are the only of its kind in this province. Both Neonatal and Paediatric ICU have ventilators with 24 hour cover with trained staff.