All kinds of neonatal and infant
procedures including surgeries for ESOPHAGEAL
REPLACEMENT, CHOANAL ATRESIA, CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA,
GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX, BILIARY ATRESIA, LARGE AND SMALL BOWEL
ATRESIA, GASTROSCHISIS, OMPHALOCOELE, GUT MALROTATION, NEONATAL
HERNIAS, HIRSCHSPRUNG’S DISEASE, ANO RECTAL MALFORMATIONS, NEURAL
TUBE DISORDERS and other congenital surgical problems are regularly
performed in our department. We have a full fledged paediatric
surgical ICU with facilities for neonatal ventilation, total
parenteral nutrition, phototherapy etc.
General Paediatric Surgery: Our general paediatric surgical work includes taking care of
children with ABDOMINAL AND CHEST TRAUMA, FOREIGN BODY ASPIRATIONS,
CONGENITAL PROBLEMS OF THE NECK, INGUINAL HERNIAS, CRYPTORCHIDISM,
INTUSSUSCEPTION, SURGICAL PROBLEMS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM,
PAEDIATRIC HEPATOBILIARY AND PANCREATIC SURGERY INCLUDING CHOLEDOCHAL
CYSTS AND SURGERY FOR CHRONIC PANCREATITIS, DISORDERS OF THE LYMPHATIC
SYSTEMS AND VENOUS AND ARTERIAL DISORDERS.
Paediatric Urology: Paediatric urology, especially reconstructive paediatric urology
is one of our areas of special interest. We treat all kinds urological
problems including POSTERIOR URETHRAL VALVES, UPJ OBSTRUCTIONS, &
VESICOURETERIC REFLUX. EXSTROPHY BLADDER SURGERY IS DONE WITHOUT THE
NEED FOR OSTEOTOMY WITH GOOD FUNCTIONAL AND COSMETIC RESULTS. PROBLEMS
ASSOCIATED WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE DUE TO NEUROGENIC BLADDER, VALVE
BLADDER AND EXSTROPHY BLADDER ARE TREATED IN A SCIENTIFIC MANNER USING
RADIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS, URODYNAMIC STUDIES AND PROPER CONTINENCE
ACHIEVING PROGRAMS INCLUDING URINARY DIVERSIONS AND UNDIVERSIONS.
URETHROPLASTY FOR HYPOSPADIAS IS A COMMON PROCEDURE BEING PERFORMED BY
US. WE USUALLY DO A SINGLE STAGE WITH PROCEDURE AND ARE PROUD TO HAVE
A VERY LOW FAILURE RATE. OTHER GENITOURINARY DISORDERS THAT WE TREAT
INCLUDE AMBIGUOUS GENITALIA, ABNORMALITIES OF THE FEMALE GENITAL TRACT
INCLUDING CLOACAL ANOMALIES.
Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery: We have tried to move to new frontiers with the introduction of
paediatric laparoscopic surgery. At present we regularly treat some
problems using ‘keyhole’ surgery. The procedures that we do, include
THORACOSCOPIC DECORTICATION, LAPAROSCOPIC FUNDOPLICATION,
LAPAROSCOPIC LADD’S PROCEDURE, LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY,
LAPAROSCOPIC MECKEL’S DIVERTICULECTOMY, LAPAROSCOPIC BOWEL ANASTOMOSIS
AND LAPROSCOPIC HERNIOTOMY. WE HAVE ACHIEVED CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE
AND SUCCESS IN LAPAROSCOPIC PULL THROUGH FOR ANO RECTAL MALFORMATIONS.
ALL APPENDICITIS INCLUDING APPENDICULAR MASSES ARE TAKEN CARE OF
LAPAROSCOPICALLY IN OUR DEPARTMENT.
Paediatric Surgical Oncology: Complete facilities for paediatric surgical oncology are
available with us. WE REGULARLY DO SURGERY FOR WILMS TUMOR,
NEUROBLASTOMA, MALIGNANT GERM CELL TUMORS, RHABDOMYOSARCOMA AND
HEPATIC TUMORS. We administer neo adjuvant and adjuvant
chemotherapy to these patients ourselves using established SIOP
protocols. We have all facilities for taking care of problems arising
due to chemotherapy and tumor recurrence. We get regular inputs on
these patients from the paediatric medicine and haemato-oncology
departments in our hospital as well as from the paediatric oncology
unit of CMC, Vellore. We are one of the few centres in North India
recognized for the POND cancer registry of the St Jude’s Children’s
Research Hospital, USA.
Paediatric Surgery Intensive Care Unit We have a full fledged 6 bed intensive care unit to specially take
care of neonatal and infant surgical patients. The unit is fully
equipped with OPEN CARE RADIANT WARMERS, PHOTOTHERAPY UNITS, INFUSION
DEVICES, VENTILATORS for both neonates and paediatric patients. We
have the facilities to give total parenteral nutrition to patients in
this unit. We use a laminar flow hood to make TPN. The intensive care
unit functions as a postoperative recovery for sick children as well.