Paediatric surgery is a specialisation of surgery for performing procedures on foetus, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Surgical interventions may be needed for the treatment of diseases, trauma or birth defects.
Paediatric surgeons handle all surgical needs of this age group and have a particular knowledge of conditions that are specific to children.
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There are certain medical conditions for which your child may need surgery.
Every surgical procedure has some risk. The degree of risk varies with the type of surgery being performed. The types of risks may be categorized as under:
Signs & Symptoms:
Indication that your child might require paediatric surgery depends on certain defects and deformities which are congenital in nature. Some of these are:
Children aren’t always able to say what is bothering them and cannot always answer medical questions precisely. The doctors at Medcare’s Paediatric Centres are experts at diagnosing, understanding, and treating the medical problems of children from birth through adolescence. Their years of experience will tell them if a specific condition requires surgery. Depending on the condition and the procedure prescribed, relevant diagnostic tests will be suggested.
Paediatric surgeons have special training to perform surgeries on children – right from new-born to adolescent. Some of the paediatric surgery procedures that children may need are:
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.