Neonatal Surgical Unit


Neonatal surgery is a surgical sub-specialty of pediatric surgery that consists of the surgical care of newborn. Practicing surgeons exclusively focusing on neonates in the first 28 days after birth, are called neonatal surgeons. Neonatal surgeons often perform corrective surgeries, including chest, abdominal, and urological defects. A fetus with a suspected major congenital malformation should ideally be delivered in a hospital with pediatric surgical facilities. An integrated multidisciplinary approach to care is essential in the premature surgical neonate and in those with complex congenital malformations.

Neonatal Surgical Unit at Burjeel Medical City (BMC), MBZ, Abu Dhabi, is the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, where it provides specialized care in a specially designed Surgical unit for the Newborn babies who will have had or require surgery.

At BMC, Neonatal Surgeons - Dr.Tomson and Dr.Raj sekhar are highly trained to offer highly skilled surgical interventions for the small babies when needed. Our surgical consultants specialize in the full range of neonatal surgery and has access to a full range of supporting services in coordination with Neonatologists, Anaesthetists to provide adequate emergency cover.

Neonatal Surgical Unit at BMC providing neonatal surgery always have anaesthetists designated to provide anaesthesia for new-born babies. Each of the anaesthetists have appropriate higher and advanced training, and regular involvement in emergency and elective neonatal surgery.

The Neonatologists, together with a team of highly skilled neonatal nurses will be managing and monitoring your baby’s progress while on the unit.

The surgical unit also provide antenatal counselling for suspected congenital anomalies.

Services Offered
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Omphalocele & Gastroschisis
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Malrotation of gut
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Hydronephrosis
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Team that Cares

Dr. Tomson D Thomas

Consultant - Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Rajasekhar Cingapagu

Specialist - Paediatric Surgery