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Pediatric surgery is among the most exciting and dynamic fields in medicine. The Department of Pediatric Surgery in Sakra World Hospital is a well-equipped unit offering state of the art tertiary care for all surgical problems in the Newborn, Infants, Older children and adolescents. Our pediatric surgeons care for a range of surgical problems in children from the most simple and correctable diseases to major congenital anomalies requiring a lifetime of care and support. Pediatric Surgical team is led by Senior and experienced Consultants who have been trained in tertiary care hospitals in India and Overseas. The team is supported by competent and qualified Pediatric Anesthetist, Intensivists and Nursing staff. Department has a dedicated Pediatric and Neonatal team, Pediatric Radiologist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Hospital is equipped with state of the art investigation facilities such as laboratory, immune histochemistry, CT, MRI and Hybrid OT. The operation theatre is world class with incorporated Tigris system, latest electro surgical equipment and laparoscopic set.
Willis Potts - one of the pioneers of pediatric surgery in North America, highlighting these very principles from the preface of his book "Surgeon and the Child" published in 1959 - dedicating it to the new born baby who has the great misfortune of being born with a serious deformity saying that "if this baby could speak, it would beg imploringly of the Surgeon, please exercise the greatest gentleness with my miniature tissues and try to correct the deformity at the first operation. Give me blood and the proper amount of fluid and electrolytes; and plenty of oxygen to the anesthesia and I will show that I can tolerate terrific amount of surgery. You will be surprised at the speed of my recovery and I shall be always grateful to you."
Pediatric Surgery looks after:
Diseases / Problems taken care by our team:
Neonatal surgeries / surgeries for congenital malformations:
For the problems detected during antenatal scans and correctable confirmed diagnosis on postnatal scans like
Paediatric Gastrointestinal and Hepato Biliary surgeries:
Pediatric Urology :
Pediatric solid tumor:
Pediatric Minimal Invasive Surgery :
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1. We keep hearing negative news from time to time regarding anaesthesia. So would you think is anaesthesia safe?
Yes, true. All the news we hear about anaesthesia is predominantly negative. But we have to put things in perspective. Now we are not trivializing that every single case that happens hits the newspaper headlines is a tragedy for patients and family members. But just to put things in perspective, every year, about 2-3 lakhs or at least 2 lakh patients undergo anaesthesia in Bangalore and probably twice this in Karnataka. So we are looking at 4-5 lakh and hearing isolated incidents, it's not to say that these incidents don't happen, but then we have lessons to learn from them. By and large, it is very safe. Inexperienced hands and good centres, mortality due to anaesthesia is come down, and probably for every 1-2 lakh patient who undergoes anaesthesia, 1 might end up with mortality directly as a result of anaesthesia which is very very safe Things have improved dramatically over the last 20 years of span.
2. Why is Sakra better for pediatric anaesthesia than other hospitals?
Offers an excellent combination of technology and professional expertise.
Houses state of the art equipment, world-class surgical equipment
Trained surgeons who are experts at handling children
Paediatric board-certified anaesthetic
Culture of safety and quality