Critical Care infants are in the best hands
Neonatal surgery is a very specific sub-speciality of paediatric surgery. In essence, a neonatal surgeon is a highly trained paediatric surgeon who performs corrective surgery on newborns and infants.
Neonatal surgeons will be responsible for surgical planning prior to birth, corrective surgery and post surgery care. The more common procedures seen by neonatal surgeons include:
- Chest surgery
- Abdominal surgery
- Urologic birth defects
What can you expect from Neonatal Surgery?
Immediately after delivery, your child will be admitted to Neonatal ICU for stabilisation and investigation prior to surgery being scheduled. Surgical techniques and approach will depend largely on your infant’s specific condition. When feasible and the appropriate indications exist, Professor Beale, Dr Loveland, and their respective teams will employ endoscopic surgery techniques, commonly known as “Keyhole surgery”, the benefits of which are less pain, quicker recovery, and a shorter hospital admission.
What happens after Neonatal Surgery?
Once your child has recovered, he/she will be discharged from ICU and transferred to the neonatal or paediatric ward. Although less “intensive” you will still be under the care of the surgical team. Obviously depending on the condition, other members of the team may continue to consult your child.