What is pediatric surgery?
Pediatric surgery is a comparatively young surgical field. An independent specialist in pediatric surgery has existed since 1992. Although there was a specialist in pediatric surgery in the GDR as early as 1955, a sub-specialization in pediatric surgery for surgeons in the Federal Republic was only possible since 1968.
The advanced training is regulated in the state-specific advanced training regulations and is based on the requirements of the German Medical Association. A further training period of at least 6 years is required to obtain the title of specialist doctor. During this time, in addition to basic surgical and pediatric knowledge, the entire spectrum of pediatric surgery in theory and practice must be learned.
The field of pediatric surgery is extremely diverse due to the subgroups included. In addition to the fields of general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, tumor surgery, trauma surgery and visceral surgery, a number of other disciplines such as gastroenterology, ear, nose and throat medicine, pediatric and adolescent medicine and urology are part of the daily work. It is important to pay attention to the special features of children and to appropriately adapted therapy strategies. In addition to treating the children, it is important to include the parents in the entire process in a suitable manner, to obtain consent and to do educational work.
From our point of view, pediatric surgery is the most fascinating subject in medicine! We pediatric surgeons look after children and adolescents of all age groups – and that “from curls to socks”. While the other surgical disciplines are broadly divided (trauma surgery, “abdominal” surgery, “lung” surgery, urology, operative gynecology, etc.), pediatric surgery encompasses almost all surgical diseases in people up to the age of 16.
The focus of the work of the pediatric surgeon is undoubtedly the correction of congenital malformations. But even premature babies from the 24th week of pregnancy with a body “weight” of almost 500 grams often have serious illnesses that can only be treated surgically. Up to the first year of life, all children should definitely be operated on by a children’s surgeon. Of course, we are of the opinion that beyond the first year of life, all conditions (environment, anesthesia, care, surgeon) must be tailored to the patient and recommend visiting a pediatric medicine facility well into adolescence.
Pediatric trauma surgery (pediatric trauma) is also a focus of pediatric surgeons and a real specialty because the growing skeleton has a number of peculiarities that the attending physician must take into account. Even the assessment of an X-ray image of the child has to be learned and trained, because the cartilaginous growth plates can lead to confusion and misdiagnosis.
Paediatric Surgeon :
A pediatric surgeon fulfills the role of general , visceral , thoracic and plastic surgeon at the same time when looking after his small patients (children from birth up to the age of sixteen) . His field of work is therefore very extensive and ranges from congenital or acquired defects to broken bones to tumor diseases. The focus is always on the patient’s entire body, because childhood diseases often affect several organ systems and must therefore be treated as a whole.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best melbourne paediatric surgeon gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top paediatric surgeon Melbourne. To help you find the best paediatric surgeon Melbourne located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ A/Prof. Sebastian King
A/Prof. Sebastian King is a paediatric general surgeon with a subspecialty interest in colorectal conditions affecting neonates and children. He completed his PhD at The Royal Children’s Hospital, with a research focus on the motility patterns of children affected by slow transit constipation.
- paediatric surgery
- colorectal conditions affecting neonates and children.
Phone: (03) 9345 6688
⇒ Mr Russell Taylor
Mr Russell Taylor is qualified Paediatric Surgeon who holds an MBBS. He specializes in surgical.
- General Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
Phone: 03 9345 6433
⇒ Dr Brian Loh
Dr Brian Loh spent his childhood in Kuala Lumpur and finished school in Melbourne, prior to commencing at Ormond College in the University of Melbourne. Dr. Brian loh is one of the best paediatric orthopaedic surgeon melbourne.
- Paediatric and Adult Orthopaedics
- colorectal conditions affecting neonates and children.
⇒ Professor Paddy Dewan
Professor Paddy Dewan as his patients call him, is a Paediatric Urologist (a plumber) and a Paediatric General Surgeon offering CARE to children and families, and advice to adults, affected by congenital conditions, particularly those of the urinary tract and bowel.
- Paediatric Urologist
- Paediatric General Surgery
⇒ Dr Guin Wilson
Dr Guin Wilson is a general paediatric surgeon caring for newborns through to teenagers. If your child requires surgery a minimally invasive approach (“keyhole surgery”) will be used whenever possible and surgery will only be recommended when it is clearly required and will provide definite benefit for your child.
- general paediatric surgery
⇒ Dr Sarah Condron
Dr Sarah Condron is a Paediatic Surgeon who thoroughly enjoys looking after parents and children who may have concerns about potential surgical problems.
- Head & Neck Lumps
- Vascular malformation
- Non retractable foreskin, meatal stenosis, hypospadias
Phone: 03 9886 7788