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Pediatric Surgery
At Flash Medical Tourism Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.
Pediatric surgery (sometimes spelled paediatric surgery) is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Common pediatric diseases that may require pediatric surgery include:-
Congenital malformations:- lymphangioma, cleft lip and palate,esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, intestinal atresia, necrotizing enterocolitis, meconium plugs, Hirschsprung’s disease, imperforate anus, undescended testes.
Abdominal wall defects:- omphalocele, gastroschisis, hernias.
Chest wall deformities:- pectus excavatum
Childhood tumors:- like neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, ATRT, liver tumors, teratomas Separation of conjoined twins.
Variety of Surgical Procedures
a)
Trauma
 
The Pediatric Surgery service is consulted immediately for any pediatric trauma victim with serious and/or multiple injuries. The service will coordinate the trauma work-up, consult the appropriate subspecialty services, perform any necessary general surgical procedures, and coordinate care in the hospital. The service maintains a constant presence and therefore, an easily recognizable source of information for families and caretakers......
b)
Tumors / Oncology
 
The Pediatric Surgery service is intimately involved with the management and performs surgery for surgical childhood malignancies. These include Wilms' tumor, neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, teratomas, adrenal tumors, ovarian tumors, and testicular tumors. In addition, the service is involved in performing biopsies....
c) Transplantation
 
The Pediatric Surgery service, in conjunction with Pediatric Urology, performs kidney transplants and participates in the comprehensive care of these pediatric patients. The service provides necessary vascular access for children requiring bone marrow transplantation.....
d)
Airway
 
The Pediatric Surgery service utilizes laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and appropriate surgical techniques to evaluate and treat a variety of congenital and acquired
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airway disorders. These include stridor, laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia, subglottic stenosis, tracheal stenosis, laryngeal or tracheal clefts, and aspirated foreign bodies.....
e)
Head and Neck
The Pediatric Surgery service addresses a variety of conditions in the head and neck including branchial cleft anomalies and remnants, thyroglossal duct cysts, cystic hygroma/lymphangioma, abnormal/enlarged lymph nodes, neck masses, dermoid and sebaceous cysts, torticollis, disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and "tongue-tie"......
f)
Lymph Node
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and surgically treats enlarged and infected lymph nodes when appropriate from a variety of conditions which include infections (cat scratch, atypical mycobacteria, tuberculosis, staphylococcus, streptococcus, and a variety of other bacteria), tumors (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, metastases from other primary tumors), and idiopathic enlargement.....
g) Endocrine
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats disorders of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands (adrenal tumors, hyperfunctioning and hypofunctioning gland, pheochromacytoma), pancreas (cysts and pseudocysts, hyperinsulinism, islet cell adenoma, tumors).....
h)
Breast
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats benign lesions of the breast in males (gynecomastia, breast enlargement, infection, congenital anomalies) and females (fibroadenoma, infection, inflammation, cysts, congenital anomalies). Endocrine evaluation is obtained when needed......
i)
Chest Wall
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats disorders of the chest wall including pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, sternal defects, Poland's syndrome, and other congenital and acquired deformities. Cardiac and pulmonary evaluation is obtained when appropriate.....
j)
Thoracic
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats a variety of congenital and acquired thoracic disorders. These include congenital diaphragmatic hernia, diaphragmatic eventration, mediastinal cysts and tumors, bronchogenic cysts, enlarged lymph nodes, pulmonary sequestration, cystic adenomatoid malformation......
k)
Abdominal Wall
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats a variety of congenital abdominal wall defects including gastroschisis, omphalocele, and Prune Belly syndrome......
l)
Hernias
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats a variety of hernias including inguinal, umbilical, epigastric, ventral, and epiploceles.....
m) Gastrointestinal
 
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats a wide variety of congenital and acquired gastrointestinal disorders. Conditions include pyloric stenosis, esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, congenital duodenal obstruction (duodenal atresia, stenosis, web, annular pancreas), atresia and stenosis of small and large intestine, meconium ileus, Meckel diverticulum, intussusception, malrotation, intestinal obstruction.....
n)
Liver and Biliary Tract
 
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats conditions of the biliary tract including jaundice of the
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newborn, biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, diseases of the gallbladder (gallstones, cholecystitis), common bile duct obstruction, liver cysts and tumors, liver hemangioma, portal hypertension.....
o)
Pancreas
 
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats conditions of the pancreas including cysts, pseudocysts, pancreatitis, neoplasms, hyperinsulinemia, islet cell adenoma.....
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Spleen
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats conditions of the spleen including splenomegaly and hypersplenism from a variety of hematologic disorders (sickle cell anemia, hereditary spherocytosis, Gaucher's disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), thalessemias, autoimmune hemolytic anemias), cysts, tumors, and abscesses....
q)
Genitourinary
The Pediatric Surgery service evaluates and treats undescended testicles, testicular torsion, epididymitis, phimosis, cloacal extrophy, cloacal anomalies, labial fusion, clitoral hypertrophy, ambiguous genitalia, Prune Belly syndrome. The service regularly performs circumcision procedures as well.....
r)
Soft Tissue
The Pediatric Surgery service treats and evaluates congenital and acquired defects of the skin and soft tissue including cysts, nodules, pigmented lesions/nevi, hemangioma, lymphangioma/cystic hygroma.....
s)
Vascular
The Pediatric Surgery service treats and evaluates congenital and acquired vascular anomalies. These include vascular rings and slings, and vascular injuries. The service also regularly provides vascular access for nutrition, chemotherapy....
t)
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Endoscopy)
The Pediatric Surgery regularly uses a variety of endoscopic techniques to evaluate and treat conditions of the airway (laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy), the chest (thoracoscopy), abdomen (laparoscopy) and urinary tract (cystoscopy).....
We as a medical healthcare service provider, India have a different approach towards medical tourism as opposed to our counterparts abroad. Our medical tourism process starts with suggesting, brokering and referring the patient to the selected hospital and doctor but does not end there. We have direct first name relationship with all the major doctors and surgeons in our partner hospitals in India. We actually service the patients while they are in India for the surgery / treatment. Our team of Clinical Coordinators and Patient Care Managers meet the patient daily, coordinate clinically and non clinically with the hospital doctors and staff to ensure smooth and trouble less care to the patients and their attendants.....
 
 
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