Pediatric surgery is a unit that performs operations of the 0-18 age group. The surgical problems of infants and children are different from those of adult physicians. For this reason, children should be treated by physicians specialized in pediatric surgery in an environment specially tailored to their needs. Pediatric Surgery is intensely involved in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical and urological problems of children. Non-cardiac thoracic surgery, oncological surgery, digestive system surgery, pediatric endocrine surgery, pediatric gynecology, diagnostic and interventional endoscopic applications, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical interventions, trauma surgery are the main areas of pediatric surgery. A pediatric radiologist, an anesthesiologist and a pathologist should be present during pediatric operations.
In Ege Şehir Hospital Pediatric Surgery Clinic, we serve you with our team of specialists and our operating rooms and equipment specially tailored to the needs of children.
Some of The Diseases Which Pediatric Surgery Unit Deals With;
Congenital Anomalies and Digestive System Diseases
Pediatric surgery unit deals with esophageal atresia, anal and intestinal atresia, ectopia cordis, gastroschisis, bladder exstrophy, fused, missing or extra limbs or fingers. Other common congenital anomalies include shortness of breath, foaming at mouth, vomiting, constipation, fecal incontinence, urinary retention or urinary incontinence, blood in stool, hernias in groin, umbilicus and abdomen, which manifest themselves as from birth, and pediatric surgery unit deals with the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
Some of The Diseases Which Pediatric Urology Unit Deals With;
Undescended Testis; in male babies, testicles take their place between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy; in some babies, this descent may not be completed. Treatment of undescended testicles should be done before 1 year of age.
Hypospadias; normally the urinary canal should end at the tip of the penis; in this anomaly, the urinary canal ends at the lower part of the penis instead of the tip. The only treatment option is surgery.
Varicocele is an anomaly in which the veins of the testicular veins are dilated in the form of a varix, resulting in the deterioration of the heat balance in the testicles. Varicocele can lead to infertility and be treated by surgical methods.
Ovarian cysts can also be encountered in girls. Cysts that exceed a certain size should be surgically removed.
Respiratory System Diseases
Pediatric surgery unit deals with congenital lung diseases, cysts, abscess treatment due to lung infections, congenital diseases of the trachea, escape of foreign body into the trachea and bronchoscopic interventions. Pneumothorax (accumulation of air in the chest cavity as a result of occurrence of tearing of the lung), hemothorax (trauma caused by accumulation of blood between the pleural cavities ) and deformities of rib cage are the fields of interest of the pediatric surgery unit.
Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric surgery unit deals with wry neck, occasionally recurrent painful or painless swellings with discharge, goitre, benign tumors called hemangioma which can be seen extensively or in the form of red moles in the head, neck and any part of the body.
Deals with diagnosis and treatment of thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal gland diseases.
Pediatric oncological surgery deals with childhood benign tumors and cancers.
Pediatric surgery also deals with emergency or subsequent interventions in cases like traffic accidents, falling down from height, gunshot wounds, etc.