Division of Pediatric Surgery

A. Introduction : Pediatric Surgery Service are available at this hospital right from its inception in 1979. Initially the services were provided by Dr. Mrs. Shobha Chamania. The Services received a boost after joining of Dr. Patel in 1998 and Dr. Rajneesh Kutumbale in 2003.

B. Services – Pediatric emergency cover for all children requiring any kind of surgical intervention is available 24 x 4 throughout the year. Expert consultant cover is provided for all emergencies as well as routine cases. OPD. – Patients can avail of free consultation on all days of the week in morning hours till 1.00 PM. The paid OPD is in evening hours on taking prior appointment.

C. Inpatient Services :- The Division provides full range of surgeries. The operation theatres are extremely well equipped & oriented to carry out major surgeries in the smallest of babies.

Facilities such as electrical temperature controlled operation theatre, multichannel monitors transport incubators provide optimum environment for good result.

There is well trained and experienced anesthesia department to take care of all patients & emergencies. The NICU and PICU provide excellent cover for pre and post operative case.

D. Scope of Services : The entre spectrum of advanced Pediatric Surgeries including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, Neonatal Surgery, trauma care , complex congenital anomalies requiring multi stage reconstruction, malignancies etc. are regularly performed by us. The results are comparable to the best in the country and match International standards.

E. Pioneers in Therapy :-

1. The use of implantable catheter in the treatment of childhood malignancies for long term central venous access had been introduced by the unit for the first time in central India.

2. Antenatal counseling for mothers having abnormalities detected in fetus is provided whenever assented. An expert team of pediatric Surgeons, Neonatologists, obstetricians & radiologists provides necessary counseling.

F. Academics :The Consultants of the department are regularly involved in academic activities and various associations. We have hosted various conferences and workshops. A large number of pediatric surgeons of international repute have visited the department and praised its activities. These include Prof. D. G. Young (Glasgow, Scotland), Dr. Grahame Pitcher (Johannesburg SA), Dr. Colin Lazarus (East London SA), Mr. Peter Raine (Glasgow, Scotland), Dr. Pirigi (Italy & Dr. Heinz Rhode (Capetown SA).

G. Commitment : - The Department is committed to provide the optimum pediatric surgical Services to all children and to achieve national & International standards in Pediatric Surgical Care.

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  • Dr. Rajneesh Kutumbale


High protein diet is essential for the growth of the children and teenagers. There are many protein rich snacks and food items like chana chatpata, sprouts chat, groundnut salted, ground nut chikki and laddoo, dry nuts, paneer and cheese snacks, soya chunks should be incorporated in the diet.

Patients with hyperacidity may be benefitted by small frequent meals, less spicy and oily food, plenty of water and daily walk.

Bottle feeding is very dangerous for infants and children

Person with high levels of uric acid should take moderate protein, plenty of fluids and should avoid fasting.

High fibre diet is good for maintaining health of GI tract. It may also prevent many life style disorder like constipation, piles, dyslipidemia, acidity etc.

One should not replace their meals by fast food/junk food.

Healthy diet contains all food groups like cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, vegetables, fruits and small amount of oil and sugar.

Iron deficiency anemia is very common in our community. People with anemia should consume plenty of green leafy vegetables, jaggery, dates, halu etc. Non vegetarians can consume liver, mutton along with full diet. 

Two teaspoon of flax seed consumption increases immunity and beneficial for diabetics, dyslipidemia, menopausal women and asthma patients.

Instead of taking excessive tea, coffee and cold drinks, one should take plenty of water, vegetable soups, butter milk, coconut water,  lemon juice because they are healthy drinks.

A feastful of nuts like groundnuts, almond, cashewnut, pistachionuts, walnuts, roasted chana are good for children’s health.

Regular intake of fast food and junk food may lead to many health problem like obesity constipation, piles, deficiency diseases cancer etc.

Consumption of methidana is good remedy for sugar control in diabetics.

Maintaining ideal body weight can prevent from many life style disorder like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and many other diseases.

Raw garlic, Almonds and walnuts can reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (Good Cholestrol).

Change of cooking oil (soyabean oil / Saffola sunflower oil/mustard oil/olive oil / corn oil) after 2-3 months is good for lowering cholesterol levels.

Soyabean is very rich in protein and isoflavons. Menopausal women should incorporate 15-30 gms roasted soyabean in their diet.

4-5 servings of seasonal vegetables (including cooked vegetable, salads and soup) and 1-2 servings of seasonal fruits are good for health as it contains many vitamins, minerals fibres and antioxidants.

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