waiting times

Hospital Particular Alvor

Over 1H30

Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Gambelas

00h32m

Medical Emergency

00h21m

Paediatrics

Hospital Particular da Madeira

Over 1H30

Medical Emergency

00h01m

Paediatrics

Madeira Medical Center

00h10m

Medical Emergency

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

What is a Paediatric Surgeon?

When a child requires medical or surgical treatment, we seek the health professionals most able to provide the necessary care.

When a child needs an operation, one should consult a surgeon who is qualified and experienced in the treatment of children. The Paediatric Surgeon is the Consultant who carries out surgeries in children.


What is the function of a Paediatric Surgeon?

The Paediatric Surgeon treats most surgical pathologies in children of any age from birth to adulthood.

The Paediatric surgeon is required to have an in-depth knowledge of paediatric medical care encompassing various surgical conditions and diseases and /or birth defects in various organs of the human body.

  • Newborn Surgery;
  • Head and neck, lymph nodes and soft tissue surgery;
  • Abdominal wall surgery – inguinal, umbilical hernias and others;
  • Surgery of the chest wall and the lungs;
  • Digestive Surgery;
  • Paediatric urology;
  • Paediatric gynaecology;
  • Laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, various endoscopic treatments

The Paediatric Surgeon also plays a role in other surgical inventions involving children, cooperating with other surgical specialties such as Plastic Surgery, Children’s Orthopedics and Paediatric Neurosurgery.

 

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