Welcome to the Surgery Unit website.
The areas of expertise include the treatment of infants and children with:
- congenital abnormalities of the gastro-intestinal tract such as intestinal atresia, Hirschsprung's disease, gastroschisis, omphalocele;
- congenital diaphragmatic hernia and broncho-pulmonary malformations;
- gastro-oesophageal reflux and feeding difficulties;
- necrotizing enterocolitis;
- solid tumours such as neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma and soft tissue sarcomas;
- pancreatic surgery for congenital hyperinsulinism;
- conjoined twins;
- laparoscopic surgery
The unit has been at the leading edge in the management of children requiring complex oesophageal reconstruction and of infants with persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia requiring partial pancreatectomy. The Unit has developed considerable experience in revisional surgery, particularly of the oesophagus, but also other gastrointestinal conditions such as Hirschsprung's disease and anorectal anomalies.
Expertise has been recently developed in the use of minimal invasive surgery. Operations currently performed laparoscopically include: fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux, abdominal-perineal pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease, pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis, total colectomy and J-pouch for ulcerative colitis, splenectomy, orchidopexy for intra-abdominal testes.
In addition the Unit is involved in:
- multidisciplinary clinics for children with vascular malformations;
- the antenatal management of fetuses with congenital anomalies.
Surgery Mission Statement
To improve the care of neonates, infants and children with congenital or acquired anomalies of the gastro-intestinal tract.
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