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Paediatric & Neonatal Surgery

Paediatric Surgery is a new specialty in Malaysia and has grown over the last 25 years. It may be further divided mainly into General Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Urology & Endoscopic Paediatric Surgery (Minimally invasive surgery e.g. laparoscopy, thoracoscopy & robotics).

Conditions managed by Paediatric Surgeons range from simple to complex surgical conditions in children as listed below but not exhaustive by:

  1. Simple surgical conditions:
    1. Phimosis
    2. Hernia/hydrocele
    3. Undescended testis
  2. Complex surgical conditions:
    1. Neonatal conditions: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital pulmonary airway malformation, venous and lymphatic malformations, neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, malrotation with midgut volvulus, bowel atresia, anorectal malformation and Hirschsprung disease
    2. Conditions in older children: intussusception, biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, appendicitis, Meckel’s diverticulum, inflammatory bowel disease, blunt thoracic and abdominal trauma
  3. Urological conditions:
    1. Hypospadias
    2. Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)
    3. Pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO)
    4. Cloacal anomaly
  4. Childhood malignancy:
    1. Teratoma
    2. Neuroblastoma
    3. Nephroblastoma or Wilms tumor
    4. Hepatoblastoma
    5. Lymphoma & leukaemia
  5. Special services only available at UMSC:
    1. Gastrointestinal transit study & anorectal manometry in children
    2. Urodynamics in children

Approaches to surgery are:

  1. Open surgery (conventional)
  2. Endoscopic surgery (“Keyhole” surgery or minimally invasive surgery)

We offer both conventional and “keyhole” surgery at UMSC at its highest and safest quality of care.

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