Paediatric Surgery and Urology

Our department of 13 consultant surgeons manage the full spectrum of both general and specialist paediatric surgery and urology.  We are supported by a dedicated team of medical secretaries and specialist nurses.

Our main wards are the Neonatal Surgical Ward, Ward 9, Ward 1, Surgical Daycare and most of our surgical work is done in theatre 5, laparoscopic theatre and the daycase surgical unit (theatre 10).  In addition, we are supported by the largest paediatric intensive care unit in Europe.

Last year in paediatric surgery we performed 3,265 operations and saw 9,870 outpatients; in urology we performed 1,625 operations and saw 7,800 outpatients in clinic.

The department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology provides specialist surgical treatment for newborn babies (neonates) and children with conditions that are present at birth (congenital) and also that appear later in life (acquired).

We are a leading UK centre for keyhole surgery for problems in the abdomen, chest and kidney along with other conditions in babies, infants and children. This includes keyhole surgery in babies who have been born with gullet (oesophagus) and diaphragm conditions. The majority of our keyhole surgery takes place in our integrated (OR1) theatre which has contributed to our international recognition as one of the most technologically advanced children’s hospitals in the world.

We are a leading centre for cancer (oncology), urology and thoracic surgery and are one of the biggest centres in the UK for surgery in babies, infants and children.

Our urology team manages the full spectrum of paediatric genito-urinary conditions except bladder and cloacal exstrophy. Our surgeons undertake keyhole surgery in infants and children to correct kidney and bladder problems. We are one of the busiest paediatric urology services in the UK and a number of our consultants also undertake kidney transplants.

Alongside the specialist surgery we also all undertake general surgery of childhood including procedures for hernias and appendicitis. Birmingham Children’s Hospital hosts the West Midlands General Paediatric Surgery Network. This links our hospital with other hospitals in the West Midlands who perform surgery on children ensuring that we are all providing high-quality care.

Contact Details:

Phone: 0121 333 8947

Email: Lisa.cooke@bch.nhs.uk

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