Pediatric Surgery


Pediatric surgery is a subspeciality of surgery involving surgery of foetuses, infants, children, and adolescents. As pediatric surgeons, we are primarily concerned with the diagnosis, pre-operative and postoperative management of surgical problems in children and newborns. Recognising and correcting these problems surgically will ensure the “good quality of life” their parents are hoping for.

Division of Pediatric Surgery at Burjeel Medical City (BMC) understand the special needs of children and are renowned for their unique surgical expertise and skills and their research, which is targeted at developing new techniques and medicines that make surgery both safe and effective. Our expert faculty and staff are committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate family-centered care, conducting innovative medical research, and providing the best for the children.

Our services as a tertiary hospital have extended to treat patients referred to us from other hospitals within the UAE as well as from nearby gulf countries. With our advanced neonatal intensive care unit we are managing to care for very sick neonates with surgical problems.

To continuously improve our services to cope with international standards we are publishing our clinical data on a yearly basis in order to compare it with the best pediatric surgery practices from all over the world.

From the frontlines of patient care to the forefront of discovery, our dedication to kids never stops.

Services Offered

Newborn Congenital Anomalies

Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, Lymphangioma, Cleft lip and palate,

Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Intestinal atresia, Necrotizing enterocolitis, Meconium plugs

Hirschsprung's disease, Imperforate anus, Congenital diseases of the lung,

Emphysemas, congenital cysts of the lung and mediastinum, Abdominal wall defects

Omphalocele, Gastroschisis, Hernias

Childhood tumors

Neuroblastoma, Kidney Tumors, Wilms' tumor, Mediastinal and Chest Wall Tumors

Soft-tissue Sarcoma, Liver tumors, Teratomas, Genital Tumors

Neonatal Surgery

Birth defect and anomaly repair

Acute surgical neonatal cases management

Pediatric Day Case Surgery

Inguinal, umbilical and epigastric hernia repair, circumcision, undescended testis, hydrocele, excisional biopsy of skin lesion (lipoma, dermoid cyst)

Pediatric Minimally Invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment

Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy

Pediatric Neck surgery

Branchial Cleft, Dermoid, Lymph Node, Thyroglossal Duct Cyst, Thyroid Mass, Torticollis

New-born and paediatric Tracheostomy

Pediatric Thoracic

Complex oesophageal and airway problems, including oesophageal atresia (abnormality of the oesophagus), oesophageal duplications (cysts of the oesophagus), tracheoesophageal fistulas (abnormal connection between the oesophagus and the trachea) and oesophageal strictures (narrowing of the oesophagus)

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia( CDH), Congenital Chest tumours, including neuroblastomas, lymphomas, thymic tumors and teratomas

Cystic lung disease and masses, including pulmonary sequestrations of the lung, a condition that can interfere with normal circulation, cause respiratory infections and possibly heart failure, and bronchogenic cysts that affect the oesophagus and trachea

Lung infection and trauma, including (pneumonia), pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and other acquired lung conditions that require surgical intervention

Pediatric Abdominal (GI) Surgery

Hirschsprung's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Foreign Body, Gall Bladder Disease,Gastroesophageal Reflux, Appendicitis, Hirschsprung's disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Intestinal Failure (Short Gut syndrome),

Nutritional Support Services, Gastrostomy

Pediatric Urology

Obstructive uropathies PUJO, VUJO, posterior urethral valve, ureteric reflux, undescended testis, hypospadias, Inguinal and Scrotal Disorders

Emergency Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Trauma,Appendicitis, intussusception, Testicular torsion, Ovarian cyst torsion, Complex wounds repair, Burns treatment

Fetal Diagnosis, Antenatal counselling and Treatment

Antenatal counselling is a technique of assessing the presence of genetic disorders in an unborn child. Antenatal counselling is done in individuals with a family history of genetic disorders. It is recommended for pregnant women and also in couples who are planning to have a baby.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Ovarian germ cell tumor, Ovarian and tubal lesions, Torsion of Ovary

Telemedicine Program

Special Clinics Available:

Pediatric Urology clinic - Sat, Mon, Wed - 9 am to 11 am

Congenital anomaly clinic - Sun, Tue, Thu - 9 am to 11 am

Pediatric surgical Oncology clinic - Sat, Mon, Wed - 2 pm to 4 pm

Antenatal counselling - Sun, Tue, Thu - 2 pm to 4 pm

Pediatric Thoracic and Abdominal (GI) Surgery - Sat, Mon, Wed - 11 am to 1pm

General Pediatric and newborn Surgery - Sunday to Thursday- 9 am to 5 pm

Pediatric Day Case Surgery - Sunday to Thursday- 9 am to 2 pm

24 /7 Emergency pediatric Surgery - 24 h

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Team that Cares

Dr. Tomson D Thomas

Consultant - Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Rajasekhar Cingapagu

Specialist - Paediatric Surgery