Tıp Fakültesi

Department Of Pediatric Surgery



Pediatric surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. From infancy to maturity, the Department of Pediatric Surgery includes a wide range of surgical operations for children aged 0 to 18.  Pediatric surgery departments deal with disorders and traumas that are known before birth and develop during childhood. Pediatric surgery includes the diagnosis and treatment of congenital problems in newborns, as well as acquired diseases and other developmental injuries. Children’s metabolisms, body structures, and psychology are completely different from adults. Pediatric surgical practices performed in childhood should be planned completely according to the characteristics of children. Pediatric surgery’s main fields of activity are non-cardiac thoracic surgery, neck pathologies, pediatric urology, oncological surgery, digestive system surgery, pediatric endocrine surgery, pediatric gynecology, diagnostic and interventional endoscopic applications, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical interventions, and trauma surgery.


Sub-specialties of pediatric surgery include neonatal surgery and fetal surgery. Other sub-specialties include: pediatric cardiothoracic surgery (surgery on the child’s heart and/or lungs, including heart and/or lung transplantation), pediatric nephrological surgery (surgery on the child’s kidneys and ureters, including kidney transplantation), pediatric neurosurgery (surgery on the child’s brain, central nervous system, spinal cord and peripheral nerves), pediatric urological surgery (surgery on the child’s bladder and other structures), pediatric emergency surgery, fetuses or embryo surgery (overlaps with obstetric/gynecological surgery, neonatology and maternal-fetal medicine), adolescent or young adult surgery, pediatric hepatological (liver) and gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) surgery (including liver and intestinal transplantation in children), pediatric orthopedic surgery (surgery on the muscles and bones in children), pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery (e.g. congenital defects such as burns or clefaces without major organs), and pediatric oncological surgery (surgeries of childhood cancers).

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