Paediatric Surgery & Urology

Paediatric surgery and urology are medical specialities that help children with health problems. These problems include those in their stomachs, chests, and private parts. These are important because they can help find out what's wrong, treat it, and stop it from happening again. Doctors who work in paediatric surgery and urology know a lot about helping children feel better. They work together with other doctors and nurses to make sure children get the right care they need.

What are the different types of paediatric surgery and urology?

Paediatric surgery and urology come in many forms.

  • Laparoscopy uses a small camera and tools to look inside a child's stomach. Doctors use it to fix hernias or remove appendixes. It helps children get better, and they usually go home the same day.
  • Thoracoscopy looks inside the chest to help treat problems with the lungs or heart. Doctors use a special camera and tools to do this surgery. It helps kids get better faster and with less pain than traditional surgeries.
  • Doctors also perform surgeries to treat problems with the urinary system. One of these surgeries, called ureteral re-implantation, is used to treat urinary reflux. This is when urine flows the wrong way, from the bladder back into the kidneys. Doctors fix this problem by moving the ureters.

Why are paediatric surgery and urology performed?

Paediatric surgery and urology are performed to help with various health problems. Some of the reasons for performing paediatric surgery and urology include:

  • Children may have parts of their bodies that aren't quite right and need fixing with surgery.
  • Sometimes, children might get hurt and need surgery to fix things like broken bones or cuts.
  • Other times, there might be bad lumps in their bodies that need to be taken out, like when they have cancer.
  • Children can even get sick with problems in their stomachs or genitals that need surgery. For example, if a kid's appendix is causing them pain, it might need to be removed.
  • The children might have issues with their reproductive systems that require surgery. This could include things like infections or stones in their kidneys. This can even include problems with the way their genitals are growing.

What are the benefits of paediatric surgery and urology?

Paediatric surgery and urology can have many benefits, such as:

  • Surgery can treat health problems and help children feel better.
  • It can relieve pain from injuries or conditions so they can enjoy their daily activities.
  • It can help children do things like play sports.
  • Surgery can prevent problems from infections, tumours, and other conditions.
  • New techniques and medicine make it easier to recover and feel better sooner.
  • Some surgeries can stop future problems from developing. This is good for a child's long-term health.

What are the risks associated with paediatric and urologic surgery?

As with any procedure, paediatric surgery and urology also carry risks. Some of the possible risks include:

  • Surgery can lead to bleeding, which may need a blood transfusion or further surgery to stop it.
  • Infections can occur after surgery. It may need antibiotics or extra treatment.
  • Anaesthesia can cause side effects such as allergic reactions, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Nearby organs or tissues can be damaged during surgery.
  • Pain medication may be necessary for discomfort during and after the procedure.

When should you see a doctor?

Paediatric surgery and urology are essential for treating children with various conditions. Sometimes, these conditions can be difficult to detect. The children may not show any obvious symptoms until later in life.

Don't hesitate to reach out for help if you suspect your child may need surgery or urology services.


Paediatric surgery and urology are critical medical specialities. These can help children with a variety of health problems. From laparoscopy to ureteral re-implantation, these procedures offer many benefits. Yet, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. If you suspect your child may need paediatric surgery or urology, do not hesitate to reach out for help.

Request an appointment at Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad - Kondapur. Call 1860-500-1066 to book an appointment.

1. What is hypospadias?

It is a condition in which the urethral opening is located on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip.

2. What is circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure in which the foreskin of the penis is removed. It is sometimes performed for medical or cultural reasons.

3. What is a hernia?

It is a condition in which an organ or tissue bulges through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or tissue. In children, inguinal hernias are common.

4. Is paediatric surgery safe?

It is generally safe, but as with any procedure, there are potential complications. Your child's paediatric surgeon will discuss these with you before the surgery.

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