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This is an overview of the services I provide and some useful advice regarding the partnership that we need to form as Paediatric Surgeon and parent to ensure your child’s operation is as comfortable and incident free as possible:

How to prepare your child for surgery

The key to preparing your child for hospital is to tailor your explanations and activities to your child’s age and level of understanding. You know your child best, so you will be able to gauge what they will be able to understand and when.

  • Talk to your child about coming to hospital using simple, easy to understand language.

  • Giving too much information, especially to young children, can also be frightening.

  • Encourage your child to ask questions and ask them yourself. With older children, making a list of questions before an appointment or admission can help address any fears or worries.

  • Most importantly, let your child know it is okay to feel scared or upset. These are perfectly normal feelings and nothing to worry or be embarrassed about. Tell them It is alright to let you know if they’re worried or in pain.

Treated conditions

  • Abscesses

  • Appendicitis

  • Cancer surgery including insertion of chemo ports, biopsies and tumour excision

  • Circumcision for medical or religious reasons (Please note that circumcision performed on children under the age of 16, for any other reason, is a prosecutable offence as per section 12 of the children’s act 2008)

  • Congenital abnormalities (birth defects) e.g. Diaphragmatic hernia, Intestinal atresia, Gastroschisis, Omphalocoele, Oesophageal atresia, Anorectal malformations

  • Disorders of sexual differentiation

  • Gastrostomy insertion

  • Hirschsprung’s disease

  • Hypospadias

  • Inguinal hernias and hydrocoeles

  • Insertion of dialysis devices

  • Intestinal polyps

  • Intussusceptions

  • Keyhole surgery

  • Liver and bile duct problems e.g. Biliary atresia, Choledochal cysts

  • Lumps and bumps

  • Malrotation and volvulus

  • Neck cysts and sinuses

  • Necrotising enterocolitis

  • Paediatric gynaecology

  • Pyloric stenosis

  • Removal of swallowed or inhaled foreign bodies

  • Thoracic surgery for Empyaema, lung resection, biopsy

  • Tongue ties

  • Tracheostomy

  • Trauma

  • Umbilical and epigastric hernias

  • Undescended testicles

  • Urology e.g. Hypospadias, Vesico-ureteric reflux, PUJ obstruction, Posterior urethral valves, Buried penis

  • Vascular tumors and malformations

I do not treat burns, bone disorders, heart abnormalities or brain disorders.  My particular interest is neonatal surgery.