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Pediatric Surgery in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing Pediatric Surgery (surgery of children and infants).

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Pediatric Surgery is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.

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Pediatric Surgery is available at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed pediatrician:

Dr. Francisco Jesús Garcia Martin

Head of The Paediatric Unit

British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at British Hospital Lisbon XXI

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

36 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Dr. Güzide Turanli

Child Neurology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Volkan Hazar

Pediatric Oncology Specialist

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Pediatric Surgery is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Pediatric Surgery is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Klinikum Stuttgart

43 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Günther Dannecker

Medical Director at the Clinic for General Paediatrics, Rheumatology, Neurology, Allergology / Pulmology, Gastroenterology

Prof. Steffan Loff

Medical Director of the Paediatric Surgery Clinic

Heidelberg University Hospital

Heidelberg University Hospital is one of Europe`s leading medical centers. World-renowned experts provide comprehensive care of the highest international standards in all medical specialties.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Heidelberg University Hospital

6 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Georg F.Hoffmann

Medical Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine

Prof. Andreas Kulozik

Medical Director of the Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, and Immunology

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About Pediatric Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is pediatric surgery?

This is a subspecialty of surgery that involves diseases and conditions in fetuses, infants, children and adolescents that require surgical intervention. Pediatric surgeons diagnose, treat and manage the surgical needs of children. From minor endoscopic procedures to major and complex procedures such as repairing birth defects and separating conjoined twins.


Who is a pediatric surgeon?

This is a medical doctor who has specialized in diseases and disorders affecting fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents. They have special expertise and are uniquely equipped to treat children.

Pediatric surgeons know how to ask children medical questions in a way that does not intimidate them. They are patient, friendly and interactive. In addition, they decorate their offices and operating rooms with reading materials, videos and wall cartoons. The equipment used is specially designed for use by children.


Training

Pediatric surgeons are medical doctors who have had at least 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general surgery and at least 2 years of residency in pediatric surgery.


Subspecialties of pediatric surgery

Pediatric surgery can further be subdivided into subspecialties namely neonatal surgery and fetal surgery.

Other surgical specialties also have pediatric subspecialties which require the doctors to undertake additional training.

  • Pediatric cardiothoracic: surgery on the child’s heart and lungs, which include heart and/or lung transplantation
  • Pediatric neurosurgery: surgery on the child’s brain, spinal cord, central nervous system and peripheral nerves.
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery: surgery on the child’s muscles and bones
  • Pediatric nephrological surgery: surgery on the child’s kidneys and ureters. This includes kidney transplantation.
  • Pediatric urological surgery: surgery on the child’s urinary bladder and other structures below the kidney.
  • Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery: surgery on the child due to burns or congenital defects like cleft palate that does not involve the major organs
  • Pediatric oncological surgery: surgery on the child to treat or manage cancer
  • Pediatric hepatological and gastrointestinal surgery: surgery on the liver, stomach, and intestines which include liver and intestinal transplantation 

Conditions treated through pediatric surgery include:
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Meconium ileus
  • Imperforate anus
  • Achalasia
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Appendicitis
  • Congenital malformations
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Bilary dyskinesia
  • Esophageal atresia and transoesophageal fistula
  • Annular pancreas
  • Bilary atresia
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Pancreatitis
  • Torsion of testicular appendix
  • Breasts problems
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Mediastinal cysts
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Lymphangioma
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Conjoined twins
  • Torticollis
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Empyema
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Epididymitis and orchitis
  • Thyroiditis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Cholecystitis acalculous
  • Pancreas divisum
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
  • Parathyroid
  • Gastrointestinal foreign bodies and bezoars
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hyperinsulinism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical polyps
  • Intussusceptions
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Undescended testis
  • Lung lesions
  • Branchial cysts, sinuses, and remnants
  • Malrotation and volvulus
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Small left colon syndrome
  • Neck abnormalities
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Omphalocele
  • Pancreas tumors
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Nectrotizing enterocolitis
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Spleen problems
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Testicular torsion
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Wilm’s tumor

Minimally invasive procedures include:
  • Bowel reconnection
  • Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Central venous line/port removal
  • Circumcision
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Labial adhesions
  • Repair of omphalocele
  • Repair of gastroschisis
  • Colostomy
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Fundoplication
  • Cholecystectom
  • Pediatric obesity surgery
  • Repair of esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Splenectomy
  • Ileostomy pouch

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