Pediatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgeries by Pediatric Surgeons

The specialists at the Department of Pediatric Surgery treat hernias, congenital malformations (including anal malformations, lymphangioma and vascular malformations), congenital intestinal atresia, infantile pyloric stenosis, pediatric digestive diseases, pediatric anal diseases, tumors, surgical conditions of newborns as well as emergency diseases like appendicitis and intussusception. The minimally invasive surgeries are associated with a faster recovery and less scarring.

Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic/Thoracoscopic Surgeries

The staff performs minimally invasive surgeries on pediatric patients to accelerate recovery from surgery and minimize scarring. Laparoscopic surgeries are carried out for various types of intestinal conditions as well as emergency diseases such as appendicitis, intussusception and peritonitis. Also for congenital diseases like esophageal atresia, thoracoscopic surgery is carried out to help young patients get back to normal life after surgery as fast as possible.

Separate Examination Rooms for Pediatric Patients and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Department of Pediatric Surgery is in the same area as the Department of Pediatrics and has a dedicated ward. Partnering with the pediatric emergency room, a highly-trained medical team well versed in pediatric patients provides specialized treatment and postoperative care. In addition, the Department runs a neonatal intensive care unit where a high-risk neonatal team is stationed 24 hours, monitoring newborn babies and responding to any possible complications that infant patients might have after surgery.

The areas of treatment are :
  • Pediatric hernias: inguinal hernia and umbilical hernias, hydrroceles
  • Pediatric anal diseases: anal bleeding (anal fissure), perianal abscess, etc.
  • Congenital malformations: diaphragmatic hernia, imperforate anus, abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis, omphalocele), esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula, biliary atresia, choledochal cyst and intestinal atresias, lymphangioma, thyroglossal duct cyst, etc. (If a congenital malformation is diagnosed in prenatal examination, the staff determines how to treat the condition through prenatal counseling with the mother. After the baby is born, surgery is performed at an optimal timing with close collaboration with the specialized medical team at the neonatal intensive care unit.)
  • Pediatric emergency diseases: acute appendicitis, intussusception, infantile pyloric stenosis, etc.
  • Excision of pediatric benign/malignant tumors
  • Intraperitoneal dialysis catheter/intravenous catheter insertion for pediatric cancer therapies or other pediatric medical diseases
  • Surgical conditions of premature or newborn babies such as perforated necrotizing enterocolitis and meconium ileus