Paediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery. Like paediatricians, who specialise in the care of babies, infants and children, a paediatric surgeon also has special expertise in treating a wide variety of surgical conditions commonly seen in babies, infants and children.
Such conditions may include common conditions such as hydroceles, inguinal hernias and undescended testes, but also includes a wide range of “birth defects” such as hypospadias, Hirschsprung’s disease, and rarer conditions such as choledochal cysts (a serious abnormality of the liver and bile duct) and complex surgical conditions of the bladder and kidney, such as hydronephrosis and duplex kidneys. Paediatric surgeons are also specially trained in the aftercare of small babies and children.
Prince court has three visiting pediatric surgeons Prof Tan Hock Lim, Dr Zuraidah Ibrahim and Dr Nada Sudhakaran, who are experts in managing the whole range of simple right through to very complex children’s surgical conditions.
Prof Tan Hock Lim is a world authority and pioneer on laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in children and can offer complex reconstructive laparoscopic surgery ranging from newborn conditions like pyloric stenosis, duodenal atresia, major conditions such as hydronephrosis (blocked kidneys) duplex kidneys and choledochal cysts. These conditions would normally require open surgery but can now be performed through tiny keyhole incisions.
Dr. Nada Sudhakaran like Prof Tan Hock Lim performs advance keyhole surgery for neonates and children. He also has a keen interest in reconstructive and thoracic surgery.