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 Perth paediatric surgeon gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top paediatric surgeon Perth. To help you find the best paediatric surgeon Perth located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ Mr Parshotam Gera
Mr Parshotam Gera is a neonatal and paediatric surgeon, who completed his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Master of Medical Science from The University of Western Australia (UWA). He has trained in paediatric and minimal invasive surgery in children at various hospitals including the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
- Minimally invasive paediatric surgical services
- Laser Clinic services
- Bowel management clinical services
⇒ Dr Colin Kikiros
Dr Colin Kikiros is a Paediatric Surgeon and is the Director of Perth Children’s Surgery. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons and the Society of Paediatric Urologists of New Zealand and Australia. He has been trained in General Paediatric Surgery as well as Urological Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He trained in Paediatric and Urological Surgery in Perth and at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He then completed a fellowship in Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery and Thoracic Surgery in Washington D.C. before returning home to Perth.
- neonatal surgery
- abdominal laparoscopic surgery
- urological surgery, chest wall deformity surgery
⇒ Dr Peter Annear
Dr Peter Annear has a particular interest in ACL reconstruction and dislocating patella surgery and revision surgeries in these areas. He performs all knee surgery including arthroscopy, osteotomy and knee replacements. Other areas of interest include lower limb sports surgery, sport groin and hamstring surgery, and paediatric knee conditions.
- ACL reconstruction, lower limb sports surgery
- lower limb arthritis surgery
- paediatric orthopaedics
⇒ Mr. Ryan Lisle
Mr. Ryan Lisle is a registered no gap provider with the main health funds and is often able to see patients within one week. He is conversant with the latest research and techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery. He provides a comprehensive range of treatment options for patients of all ages who are suffering from sports-related injuries, other trauma or joint wear and tear. Mr. Ryan Lisle is one of the best paediatric orthopaedic surgeon perth.
- General paediatric orthopaedic surgery
- Arthroscopic reconstructive and arthroplasty surgery of the shoulder
⇒ Dr Japinder Khosa
Dr Japinder Khosa is a general paediatric surgeon and urologist caring for neonates to 16 year olds. She trained in paediatric surgery and urology at Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and Melbourne before moving to Perth. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
- Paediatric surgery, Paediatric urology
- Laparoscopic surgery, Neonatal surgery
- Antenatal counselling
⇒ Dr Jill Orford
Dr Jill Orford is a Paediatric Surgeon offering more than two decades of experience working with some of Australia’s youngest and most vulnerable patients. Dr Orford provides advice and assistance regarding a wide range of paediatric and neonatal cases in which surgery is required, with telemedicine consultations available to those living in rural and interstate areas or even overseas.
- Paediatric Surgery
Phone: 1300 375 455