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Paediatric Surgery

Comprehensive Surgical Care for Children of all Ages

Our pediatric surgeons work with young patients – from premature and unborn babies to children and young adults up to the age of 19. Pediatric surgeons perform surgery for a very wide range of conditions in principal subspecialties of pediatric surgery.

Subspecialties of Paediatric Surgery

Neonatal surgery –In collaboration with obstetricians and experts in fetal medicine, pediatric surgeons can offer antenatal counseling to parents for particular diseases, such as gastroschisis (a birth defect hole in the abdominal wall) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. They prepare for the mother and child’s care, from delivery to any necessary surgeries.

Pediatric urology – Hypospadias is one urological disorder that is usually present at birth or in young people.
Pediatric oncology – Cancers that develop in children differ from those that do so in adults. The most significant disease in children is still leukemia

Main Paediatric Surgeries 

Common elective procedures:

  • Herniotomy for congenital inguinal hernia and hydrocoele 
  • Correction of undescended testis
  • Circumcision
  • Repair of umbilical (belly-button) hernia

Common emergency procedures:

  • Appendix removal
  • Correction of torsion of the testis
  • Pyloromyotomy for pyloric


The Lifeline Hospital’s Comprehensive Surgical Care for Children of all Ages

The Division of Paediatric Surgery at Lifeline has 20 beds, including 5 in the intensive care unit and 5 in the Neonatal Unit. Children of all ages, from the unborn child to premature and newborn infants to 12-year-olds, can receive a full range of surgical treatment both in-patiently and out-patiently.

At Lifeline Hospital, we understand that hearing that your child needs surgery may be among the most terrifying things a parent has ever experienced. We recognize that our children need sensitive and particular attention because they are not adults when it comes to surgery. Infants, kids, and teenagers receive excellent, sympathetic, and family-centered treatment from our pediatric surgery team. We also support parents who are expecting a child who has already been identified as having a birth defect that may need surgery.

We specialize in:

  • Premature infant and neonatal surgery. Our paediatric surgeons work closely with experts from the Fetal Medicine Specialist, neonatologists, and paediatric anaesthesiologists to treat children with congenital malformations.
  • Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Repair of Omphalocele
  • Colostomy – Imperforate Anus, bowel obstruction
  • Bowel function disorders (e.g., Hirschsprung’s disease)
  • Tumours in childhood
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Paediatric traumatology
  • Paediatric urological surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Biliary atresia
  • Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
  • Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Appendicitis
  • Haemangioma
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Minimally invasive paediatric surgery
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