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Pediatric Surgery in Philippines

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Philippines performing Pediatric Surgery (surgery of children and infants).
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San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation

This medical institution is the oldest hospital in the Philippines having been established in 1578. It provides different medical services in major sub-specialties of Medicine. It also serves an educational foundation.


Pediatric Surgery is available at San Juan de Dios

Manila Doctors Hospital

This medical centre in Manila, Philippines offers a wide array of services under the different fields and sub-specialties of the medical field. This privately owned tertiary hospital has been in operation for more than 50 years.


Pediatric Surgery is available at Manila Doctors Hospital

9 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Vilma Bagay-Salcedo

Developmental Pediatrics Neurology

Dr. Christine Conducto

Developmental Pediatrics Neurology

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.


Pediatric Surgery is available at St. Luke's Medical Center

Makati Medical Center

This multi-specialty tertiary medical centre is situated in Makati City, Philippines. It has been in operation for more than 35 years and has served patients from all over the Philippines as well as medical tourists from other countries.


Pediatric Surgery is available at Makati Medical Center

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Asian Hospital is a large modern medical center which provides a wide range of medical services to local and international patients alike. It is a medical tourism partner of the Department of Health and Department of Tourism of the Philippines.


Pediatric Surgery is available at Asian Hospital

89 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Myra Asuncion

Medicine, Pulmonology

Dr. Corina Maria Socorro Macalintal

Neurosciences, Neurology – Pediatrics

The Medical City

The Medical City is a private, tertiary care hospital, that is accredited by the JCI. It serves over 40,000 inpatients a year, making it one of the largest health care facilities in the Philippines.


Pediatric Surgery is available at The Medical City

53 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Cynthia A.Aguirre

General Pediatrics

Dr. Agnes A.Alarilla-Alba

General Pediatrics

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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 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.


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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