Pediatric surgery is a unit that has been established to examine and solve medical problems related to newborns, infants and children aged 15 and over and includes pediatricians who are experts in their field. In this unit, pathological problems related to sub-specialties of pediatric surgery are investigated and treated with preoperative, operative and postoperative methods.
Problems such as undescended testis, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele that occur especially in the first years of life, and birth defects in newborns and infants that require very sensitive applications are treated by the pediatric surgery unit with minimally invasive surgical techniques and modern endoscopy procedures. is being done.
Pediatric surgeons working in the pediatric surgery unit patiently treat children who are unable to answer medical questions or express their discomfort from time to time, in the light of the education they have received over the years. The whole process, which includes examination, treatment and observation, is completed with medical equipment specially designed for children and methods used in the field of pediatric surgery.
However, since children are not small adults, all stages of treatment will make them feel comfortable; It must be constructed in a psychologically supportive way. For this reason, pediatric surgery focuses not only on physical recovery, but also on not disrupting the child’s spiritual development. In addition, when planning the treatment of especially serious diseases, it is aimed to create a comprehensive treatment plan by including experts from different fields in the analysis of the disease; At this point, it is decided which treatment option is best for the child.
Pediatric Surgery Sub-Fields
The sub-specialties of pediatric surgery, also known as “pediatric surgery”, are as follows:
- Pediatric nephrological surgery, including kidney and ureteral surgical procedures, including kidney transplantation,
- Pediatric urological surgery that examines bladder and ejaculation related problems,
- Pediatric neurosurgery based on the principle of eliminating problems affecting the brain, central nervous system, spinal cord and peripheral nerves,
- Pediatric oncological surgery, which provides the treatment of childhood cancer,
- Gastrointestinal pediatric surgery aimed at the treatment of stomach and intestinal related health problems,
- Neonatology and maternal-fetal surgery, which provides the solution of medical problems associated with the fetus or embryos,
- Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, which includes the treatment of serious skin deterioration or congenital problems, especially burns,
- Pediatric emergency surgery,
- Pediatric orthopedic surgery.
- Operations Performed in the Pediatric Surgery Unit
For the treatment of congenital problems: cleft lip and palate surgery, esophageal atresia surgery (esophageal atresia surgery), cystic hygroma surgery, undescended testis surgery, tracheoesophageal fistula surgery, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis surgery, intestinal atresia surgery, intestinal malrotation surgery, short bowel syndrome surgery, closed anus operation.
For the treatment of defects associated with the abdominal wall: Hernia surgery (diaphragmatic hernia), omphalocele surgery, gastroschisis surgery.
For the treatment of chest wall deformities: Pectus excavatum surgery (pigeon chest surgery) and other chest wall malformation operations.
For the treatment of childhood tumors: Neuroblastoma surgery, Wilms tumor surgery, kidney and liver tumor surgery and soft tissue tumors surgeries such as rhabdomyosarcoma.