Children are not just small adults. Their bodies, minds and motivations are all very different to that of adults. The care of children requires precision of measurements, intricate calculations and consideration of the fact that they themselves cannot regulate their temperatures, keep their glucose levels up, tolerate blood loss or understand why they aren’t allowed to eat in and before theatre.
As one of a select few qualified Paediatric Surgeons in South Africa, I have spent a decade in dedicated training and practice, mastering how to look after these very different little people. The comfort of your child and your peace of mind are my primary concerns.