Pediatric surgery is the medical discipline that diagnoses and performs surgery in medical problems in children before birth to 18 years of age. Our pediatric surgery team (surgeons for children) working at the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, is in collaboration with the Department of Child Health and Diseases, Demiroğlu Bilim University since 2010.
In 2011, Pediatric Urodynamic Unit is established under the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals. Since then we have initiated to diagnose, follow, and treat urinary system diseases before the baby is born (intrauterine).
Is there a difference between Pediatric Surgery and Adult Surgery?
The main reason for the difference between pediatric surgery and adult surgery are physiological and psychological differences.
- Since hormonal regulation in newborns has just begun, their metabolism is different.
- And also the immune systems are not yet developed enough, and children are more prone to infections.
- Congenital anomalies of different organ systems are most commonly observed in this age group.
- Cell regeneration rate in children is higher than adults, so recovery times after surgeries and traumas are shorter.
- The Department of Pediatric Surgery generally work collaboratively with the Neonatal Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Imaging, Pediatric Urology, and Oncology.
Our Pediatric Surgery team is not only focused on improving the disease, but also to protect children’s psychological health and development
Which Diseases Are Treated by Pediatric Surgery?
- Congenital anomalies
- Hernias in the groin, abdomen and umbilicus, hydrocele
- Undescended testis (two or one of the testicles do not descend into the bag)
- Absence of the urinary hole in place
- The adhesion of the foreskin
- Structural anomalies in the back or sternum
- Hemangioma and lymphangioma (benign tumors of red color, which can be seen in many parts of the body)
- Childhood benign and malignant tumors occurring with visible mass on internal organs
- All abdominal pains, especially appendicitis, which may occur either congenital or afterwards
- Emergency and post interventions caused by accidents such as falls, bumps, burns, injuries, foreign body swallowing
- Goiter (disease of thyroid gland)
- Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal abscess
- Kidney cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors of the liver and biliary tract
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors of the pancreas
- Lung cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Ovarian cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Tumors of the adrenal gland
- Stenosis of the anus, malposition of anus
- Disorders of the urinary system, urinary reflux, hypospadias, epispadias
- Gender developmental defects, and many more.