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Paediatric Surgery

What we do

We provide a comprehensive specialist outpatients service for all secondary and tertiary paediatric general surgical conditions for the Southwest region. This service is for children from 0-15 years. We offer outreach clinics in Plymouth, Truro, Torbay, Exeter, Taunton, Yeovil, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Our specialisms

  • We offer a fully comprehensive surgical gastroenterology service, including both upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Congenital lung lesions
  • We offer a joint surgical and gastroenterology Clinic for inflammatory bowel disease and gastro-oesophageal Reflux
  • Antenatal counselling is offered in conjunction with the Fetal Medicine Department at St Michael's Hospital
  • We provide a multidisciplinary paediatric oncology service

Conditions we treat

  • Hernias - inguinal and umbilical
  • Pathological phimosis
  • Undescended testes
  • Hydrocoeles
  • Thyroglossal cysts
  • Haemangiomas and lymphangiomas
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract and lung
  • Gastro-oeophageal reflux

Treatments we offer

  • Herniotomies
  • Circumcision (only for pathological phimosis, not for cultural reasons)
  • Orchidopexy +/- laparoscopy for undescended testes
  • Ligation of processusus vaginalis for persistent hydrocoeles
  • Pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis
  • Fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux - open or laparoscopic

Contact us

You can contact us on 0117 342 8839 and 0117 342 8676