Paediatric surgery is a sub-specialisation of surgery for performing procedures on foetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Surgical interventions may be needed for the treatment of diseases, trauma or birth defects. When your child needs surgery, it can be overwhelming and sometimes, scary. Our highly skilled paediatric surgeons at Medcare Women and Children Hospital apply years of experience and specialised training to offer individualised care for your child. Our paediatric surgery department offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic services to treat conditions and disorders of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Our mission is to provide family-centred patient care of the highest quality to make the therapeutic journey as comfortable as possible.
Paediatric surgeons apply a holistic approach to treating medical conditions in children as young as newborns, in minimally invasive methods whenever possible. Multidisciplinary teams of surgeons and physicians work together to handle all the surgical and medical needs of this age group:
The paediatric surgery department works closely with the following units during the post-operative, and often time, pre-operative periods:
Children aren’t always able to say what is bothering them and cannot always answer medical questions precisely. Our surgeons specialise in diagnosing, understanding, and treating the medical problems of children from birth through adolescence.
General paediatric surgery
A: The paediatrician will advise you on the best way to feed your baby just after surgery. Some babies are able to take breastmilk or a bottle. In some conditions, the doctors may need to use a tube through the nose to deliver nutrition, or directly to the stomach, or total parenteral nutrition (TPN) given in a vein.
A: When you are taking your child home after surgery, discuss these aspects with the paediatrician, and provide home-care accordingly.
A: There are ways in which you can help your toddler cope with the pain.
Last update date: 21-03-2023
Dr. Mazen Salown has done his medical studies in the Medical Faculty at Al Fateh University in Lybia, where he got a medical doctor degree in 2001. His residency for general surgery were done at Damascus University (Syria).