Pediatric Surgery

​​​It is a discipline which deals with diagnosis and treatments of congenital and/or acquired surgical conditions of respiratory, digestive and genitourinary system of the pediatric population, ranging from neonatal period to childhood (0-17 years).

Children are no means the minor form of adults.Pediatric period has unique physiology and conditions/diseases.Pediatric diseases have different characteristics depending on particular age ranges.Diagnosis and treatment of those diseases should be based on development, growth, physiology and psychology of the child.On the other hand, conditions that require a surgical approach should be assessed by Pediatric Surgery who determine and employ the specific diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

The outcomes of a surgical intervention in childhood will be carried by the patients over a lifetime.Therefore, all these interventions should be carried out by well-trained Pediatric Surgeons, who have undergone a long and tough training, learn modern treatment techniques and are the most disciplined, and who can take the initiative and start the optimal treatment in a very short time.

Pediatric Surgery Information Titles:

Surgical Diseases of Newborn

  • Congenital esophageal atresia, developmental defects and relation with trachea
  • Congenital atresia and stricture of stomach, duodenum, small intestine and colon
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (colon is located in thoracic cavity secondary to atresia of diaphragm) and inadequate development of lungs
  • Congenital stricture or atresia of anus (anorectal malformations)
  • Prematurity and surgical diseases of resultant diseases
  • Omphalocele and gastroschisis (extra-abdominal location of bowel secondary to atresia of abdominal wall).

Surgical Diseases of Digestive System

  • Stricture of esophagus, diseases secondary to ingestion of caustic and corrosive substances (corrosive esophagitis)
  • Gastric stricture and obstruction and peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GER) and complications
  • Obstructed small intestine, polyp disease, inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Appendicitis
  • Mega-colon secondary to congenital developmental disorders of intestinal nerves (Hirschprung’s Disease)
  • Constipation, anal fissure and fistula
  • Hemorrhoid in adolescence and treatment
  • Inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
  • Cysts, abscess and tumors of liver
  • Congenital atresia, cystic dilatation or bile stone of bile ducts
  • Pancreatic cysts and tumors
  • Splenic diseases and splenectomy in blood diseases.

Surgical Diseases of Respiratory System

  • Congenital lung diseases, cysts
  • Treatment of abscess and empyema secondary to pulmonary infections
  • Congenital diseases of trachea
  • Foreign body aspiration and bronchoscopic interventions
  • Pneumothorax, hemothorax
  • Deformities of chest wall (pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum)

Trauma in Children

  • Traffic accidents
  • Generalized body traumas such as fall, pounding etc.
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Sharp and/or perforating abdominal and thoracic traumas

Cancer in Childhood and Surgical Treatments

  • Renal tumors
  • Nervous tumors
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Lymph node tumors
  • Liver tumors
  • Surgical treatment of metastasis in lung
  • Ovarian and testicular tumors
  • Tumors of other organs

Surgical Treatment of Hormonal Diseases

  • Thyroid gland diseases (goiter)
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Adrenal gland diseases

Pediatric Head & Neck Surgery

  • Mass lesions in neck
  • Congenital neck cysts and sinuses


  • Any and all treatment of burns at inpatient and outpatient settings​​
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Pediatric Surgery