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.