The Division of Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology is a major component of Paediatric Surgical Services at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City. Our surgeons are involved in clinical, academic, research and training activities.

State-of-the-art paediatric surgical care is provided to paediatric patients, from newborn babies to children up to 16 years of age. Additionally, we also offer antenatal counselling to mothers with pregnancy complications.

Our paediatric surgeons take part in treating common paediatric diseases, ranging from minimal to highly complex surgeries. As a referral centre for complex neonatal surgery and general paediatric thoracic and abdominal surgery, most abdominal and thoracic surgical procedures are performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Why choose SSMC?

The Division of Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi, hosts a multidisciplinary team comprising American and British board-certified surgeons equipped with the expertise to treat and manage a broad spectrum of paediatric surgical and urological conditions.

State-of-the-art paediatric operating rooms, alongside advanced minimally invasive suites, provide the perfect atmosphere for optimal surgical care of our paediatric and neonatal patients. They are equipped with highly advanced, high-definition imaging technology, advanced image capture and routing capabilities in an ergonomically efficient environment.

SSMC offers one of the region’s most advanced Neonatal & Paediatric Intensive Care units, with a highly qualified team of health professionals capable of providing premium quality care.

Our paediatrics surgeons provide a range of surgical and urological services using minimally invasive approaches, including:

  • General paediatric surgery
  • Hepatobiliary paediatric surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Paediatric thoracic surgery, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Paediatric urology
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies (procedure to view the body internally)
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies (inspection of the lungs and air passages)
  • Paediatric vascular access
  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
  • Fundoplication (surgery to treat stomach acid reflux)
  • Ureteric reimplantation (surgery of the ureters)
  • Lung resections (partial or full removal of the lung)
  • Pyeloplasty (surgical reconstruction of the kidney)
  • Endourology (inspection and surgery of the urinary tract)

As we continue to strive to provide the best of care to our patients, our paediatric surgical team works closely in a multidisciplinary approach with other divisions, including Paediatrics, Neonatology, Radiology, and other relevant departments, to provide nationally and regionally renowned care in the management of complex paediatrics surgical conditions.

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