The Department of Paediatric Surgery offers specialist treatment for infants, children and adolescents who may require an operation for
a general surgical or urological condition. It provides services for children's general surgery, paediatric urology, gastrointestinal,
thoracic, oncological and neonatal surgery.
Our team of consultant surgeons, junior doctors and specialist nurses investigate and treat children with simple and / or complex general surgery and urological disorders. We see hundreds of children a year in specialist clinic, and carry out over 1000 operations a year on children from very premature infants to young people up to 16 years of age.
We offer a number of joint multi-disciplinary clinics, with other colleagues including paediatric gastroenterologists, paediatric respiratory physicians, paediatric endocrinologists, dieticians and speech therapists, to see and treat patients with very complex gastrointestinal, respiratory and genital (disorders of sexual differentiation) conditions.
Our department has the highest reputation for clinical excellence and has pioneered 'key hole' surgical methods (laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery), in the East of England. We seek to develop links with other paediatric units and providers in the region, in order to provide the best possible quality of care to the children.