Neonatal surgery is the sub-specialty of paediatric surgery that involves operating on children under 1 month of age. This type of surgery is technically challenging and done in highly specialised multidisciplinary teams involving neonatal anaesthetists, neonatal intensive care physicians, neonatal nurses, occupational and physiotherapists, dieticians and nutritionists, and other general and sub-specialty neonatal surgeons.
Some of the conditions that neonatal surgeons treat include:
Please refer to the following resources from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for more information:
This page is intended to provide you with information and does not contain all known facts about conditions that require neonatal surgery. Treatment may have uncommon risks not discussed here. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.