Paediatric Surgery


Paediatric surgery is a surgical specialty that is defined by the patient’s age rather than by a specific condition and deals with the diseases, trauma and malformations from the foetal period to teenage years.

Paediatric surgeons of Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah cope with wide physiological and anatomical differences between each of the age groups from new-borns through to near-adults, as well as specific set of skills and professional attitudes for dealing with children and their families.

The routine workload is very broad as paediatric surgeons’ deal with all conditions in the age group, but there are some conditions innate to children.

The department of paediatric surgery at Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah provides general and specialized surgical services to neonates, infants, children and adolescents suffering from congenital and acquired conditions. The department strives to provide premier clinical care to children in both out-patient and inpatient settings and perform a wide variety of surgical procedures:

  1. Common Procedures:
    • Circumcision
    • Inguinal and umbilical hernia
    • Undescended testis
    • Hydrocele
    • Neck cysts and swelling
    • Hypospadias with its wide variants
    • Cleft lip and cleft palate
    • Superficial subcutaneous swelling
  2. Neonatal Surgery:
    Routine antenatal ultrasound scanning is diagnostic in most of the cases of congenital anomalies as:
    • Abdominal wall defects
    • Neonatal intestinal obstruction
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Others
  3. Abdominal and pelvic surgery:
    • Intestinal obstructions
    • Abdominal tumours E.g.: Wilms tumours
    • Hirschsprung disease.
    • Imperforate anus ( low & high )
    • Others
  4. Thoracic surgery:
    • Esophageal replacement
  5. Redo surgeries
  6. Emergency surgeries:
    • Irreducible oblique inguinal hernia
    • Torsion testis
    • Appendicitis
    • Others