When your child needs medical treatment, you want them to have the very best medical care available. So it stands to reason that when your child needs an operation, you will want to see a surgeon who is qualified and experienced in operating on children.
This website is aimed at providing information to families and children about my paediatric surgical practice. It is my hope that the information provided will go a long way to setting your minds at ease about what to expect if your child needs to have a surgical procedure.
While every effort has been made to provide you with up to date information on this website, it is important to note that the medical information provided is a lay person’s guide only, and does not constitute medical advice. This should not be used as a substitute for consulting a doctor.
A paediatric surgeon is a doctor who is a specialist in operating on children whose development ranges from the new-born period to teenage years. This is the only surgical specialty that doesn't focus on an organ system but rather on a period of life.
Children aren't merely small adults, and a paediatric surgeon is someone who is orientated toward working with children, their families and understanding their special needs.
It is often said that paediatric surgeons don't just save lives, but rather save whole lifetimes.