The Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Braunschweig Hospital is part of the Urological Clinic and provides a broad range of diagnostic and surgical services. It ranges from the correction of congenital malformations to general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmic and urological diseases. The surgical treatment of accidental injuries in the area of the abdomen and the thoracic basket occupies a large area.
In addition to laser treatment, minimally invasive surgery (keyhole surgery) is of great importance.
An important basis for the optimal care of the small patients is the close cooperation with other specialist areas of the clinic regarding to the breadth of the treatment spectrum.
We focus on:
- Newborn Surgery
- Defects of abdominal wall, diaphragm and hernias
- Malformations of the esophagus
- Malformations of the gastrointestinal tract
- Lymphangiomas (lymphatic proliferation) and hemangiomas (proliferation of blood vessels)
- Gastroesophageal reflux (gastric juice passing into the esophagus)
- Pylorus stenosis (narrowing of the gastric outlet)
- Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
- Ileus (intestinal obstruction)
- Malformation and cysts of bile duct
- Children's neurology
- Phimoses and undescended testicle
- Inguinal or fermoral/crural hernias
- Operations on kidneys, femoral hernia and urethra (e.g., hypospadias, duplicates)
- Diagnostic laparoscopy (endoscopy of the abdomen)
- Correction of funnel chest
- Tumor surgery
- Benign and malignant tumors (eg nephroblastoma / Wilms' tumor, neuroblastoma)
- Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy / thoracoscopy)
- Inguinal hernia, undescended testicle, varicocele (varicose veins on the testes)
- Kidney removal, ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Pancreas removal, bowel defect removal, gall bladder resection, spleen cysts
- Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
- Closure of diaphragmatic defects, pleural fibrosis, pulmonary cysts
- Functional diagnostics
- Close cooperation with the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Medicine
Minimally invasive surgery
The gentle keyhole surgery of the gastrointestinal tract is of particular importance in the Department of Pediatrics.
Using thos method the whole abdomen gets visible on a monitor with the help of a camera put through a small incision in the navel. With an additional two 3-millimeter instruments, the operation can be performed though this hole.
Due to the breadth of the treatment spectrum the close cooperation with other specialist areas of the clinic plays an important role in the optimal care of the small patients.