Director- Paediatric Surgery & Coordinator Paediatric Super Specialties+91-11-30403040
Our Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology Unit at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital is specialised unit that offers high-standard of care for the unique medical needs of each patient. With special expertise in treating various Urological, Gastrointestinal and Thoracic Congenital anomalies requiring complex reconstruction surgeries, we offer every patient under our care with an individualised treatment plan.
Our Paediatric Surgeons are proficient in performing Paediatric Surgical and Urological procedures. They work in complete coordination with other specialities like Neonatology, Paediatric Intensive Care, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Oncology, Paediatric Gastroenterology, and Paediatric Cardiology to provide comprehensive surgical care. Moreover, our hospital offers robotic surgery for treating Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology, ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced and effective treatment available. Advances in technology and instrumentation have made more and more Laparoscopic, Endoscopic & robotic surgeries possible in children, eliminating many other problems associated with open surgeries.
What Are The Services Provided At The Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology Unit?
The services we offer at the Unit include the following:
Paediatric Urology is a subspecialty of surgery which deals with Paediatric urological disorders that are present in children from birth and are very different from that of adult urological problems. These include the disorders related to Genitourinary System in children, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, sexual and reproductive organs.
We aim to offer treatment for a wide range of urologic problems affecting children, including obstructions in the urinary tract, hypospadias, vesicoureteral reflux, incontinence, genital abnormalities, undescended testes, and tumours of the kidney, bladder, vagina, and testes in children. Our team of highly-trained surgeons holds great expertise in performing Laparoscopic and Endoscopic urological surgeries with high precision and care, considering the fact that the patient being operated is a small child. They work in collaboration with our obstetrician and paediatric nephrologists to ensure the best positive outcomes and focus on improving the quality of life of every patient.
Urological surgeries we offer include:
Laparoscopy also called minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure performed to treat children with various conditions requiring surgery. It is done using a thin, optical instrument known as Laparoscope, by making Band-Aid-size incisions. This minimally invasive approach has replaced the traditional open surgery and is proven to be safer, efficient, technically feasible, and well tolerated in infants, young children, and teenagers.
Laparoscopic surgeries we offer:
Neonatal Surgery is a branch of Paediatric Surgery that deals exclusively with premature and critically ill newborns with congenital problems and requires surgical correction. Our unit has been providing world-class intensive family-centred care and treats a wide range of conditions in newborns with high precision.
Our paediatric surgeon first evaluates the conditions of the baby through prenatal screening. If prenatal screening, the surgeon will discuss it with parents and counsel them regarding the way forward. Our neonatal intensive care unit is equipped with a state-of-the-art operating room and provides the latest advances in equipment to treat complex conditions in newborns.
Our multidisciplinary neonatal surgical team includes surgeons, intensive care physicians, occupational and physical therapists, respiratory therapists, highly skilled nurses and other surgical specialists who work together with families to provide the best possible outcomes.
Commonly performed newborn surgeries include:
Paediatric oncology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children. At BLK-Max Hospital, we in collaboration with our paediatric surgical oncology team create a comprehensive, long-term treatment plan to cure cancer. We offer patients with the ability to participate in the broadest possible range of clinical trials, with access to potential therapies that can ultimately improve outcomes for our paediatric cancer patients.
We offer surgeries for the following tumours:
Day Care surgery is also known as ambulatory surgery/day surgery/same day surgery is defined as an outpatient operation/procedure, where the patient is discharged on the same day. The surgeons leverage the use of many modern surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and anaesthetic technological developments that allows the patient to be more comfortable, more mobile and heal rapidly after surgery.
Range of Day Care Surgery we offer include:
Our team of highly trained doctors at the Unit offers a full series of urodynamics tests to measure the test inside your child’s bladder and provide detailed information about the functioning of the bladder. It also provides information about the muscles strength between the legs. The urodynamics procedure is performed when your child is having trouble staying dry (continent), has other problems peeing (urination), having a urinary tract infection (UTI), or having structural problems with their urinary system.
Unlike adults, children need special care to meet their unique medical needs. Our team of specialised paediatric radiologists, paediatric radiologic technologists, paediatric anaesthesiologists, and paediatric nurses, works together with the patient’s family to ensure that the patient receives comprehensive care in a way that is easy to understand and improves their quality of life.
We at the Unit offer state-of-the-art paediatric-specific low-radiation techniques for children such as:
Non-radiation imaging modalities like
Our multidisciplinary team of highly trained paediatric anaesthesia experts provide world-class services to children undergoing surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. We offer personalised care to patients from the newborn period through the teenage years. We aim at providing a comfortable and safe environment while dealing with children and their anaesthesiology needs.
Among all the babies born in a year, about 3% to 4% have congenital abnormalities. This affects the way they look, develop, or function for a particular time or in some cases for the rest of their lives. We at unit offers antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests in order to help the family with a proper prognosis, and treatment options available for their child.
When considering the use of robotic surgery for pediatric surgery, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration, including:
Age and size of the child: Robotic surgery may not be suitable for very young children or small infants due to the size of the instruments used.
Complexity of the surgery: Robotic surgery may be more beneficial for complex surgical procedures that require a high degree of precision and dexterity.
Safety and effectiveness: While robotic surgery has been shown to be safe and effective in some pediatric surgical procedures, it is important to carefully evaluate the risks and benefits of using this technology for each individual case.
Parent and patient preference: The decision to use robotic surgery should also take into account the preferences and concerns of the child and their parents.
Overall, the decision to use robotic surgery for pediatric surgery should be made on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the specific needs and circumstances of each individual patient.
Dr. Ashish Prasad
Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology