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Pediatric Surgery in Singapore

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

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Pediatric Surgery is available at Raffles Hospital

6 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Chu Hui Ping

Paediatric gastroenterology

Dr. Veronica Toh

Neonatal intensive care

Parkway East Hospital

A private general acute care hospital catering to the Eastern side of Singapore and offering a variety of services in a diverse range of specialties.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Parkway East Hospital

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

20 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Wong Keng Yean

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Liew Woei Kang

Paediatric Rheumatology & Immunology

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Gleneagles Hospital

23 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Wong Keng Yean

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Ho Ching Lin

Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at National University Hospital

54 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Low Poh Sim

Programme Director, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Neurology (Brain and Nerve Disorders)

Dr. Dario Campana

Director, Laboratory of Immunopathology and Cell Therapy, Division of Haematology/Oncology & Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Transplantation

KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at KK Women's And Children's Hospital

110 listed pediatricians:

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Assoc. Prof. Ho Lai Yun

Director of Department of Child Development (KKH)

Dr. Law Hai Yang

Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Pediatrics Genetics Service

Thomson Medical Center (TMC)

A women and children centred medical facility with a full range of services covering the specialties of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics.

Availability:

Pediatric Surgery is available at Thomson Medical Center

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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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