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Paediatric surgery

From common procedures to complex surgery

Our dedicated paediatric surgeons care for babies, children and teenagers aged from a few days to 18 years old

Overview

Our expert paediatric surgeons provide comprehensive care to children suffering from a range of conditions. We deliver seamless care from diagnosis to post-surgery rehabilitation, for everything from common conditions such as flat feet and fractures to complex spinal surgery and leg lengthening operations. We perform a number of routine procedures such as hernia surgery and ear, nose and throat surgeries in our specialist surgical day care units so your child can return home the same day. If your child needs to be cared for by us overnight following their surgery, they'll be moved to  our paediatric intensive care unit or the paediatric inpatient or day case unit. They'll be looked after by our dedicated team of paediatric nurses, who are supported by a team of physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, psychologists, play specialists and if needed, interpreters.

Learn more about our Children and Adolescent's Scoliosis Service

Find out more about scoliosis and how we can treat it using MAGEC® growing-rods to reduce the number of surgeries required.

Our facilities

Together, The Harley Street Clinic and The Portland Hospital provide the very best in private paediatric care.

She explained everything and wrote it all down so that we knew what was happening. She was very professional and gave us all peace of mind.
Craig

Molly's dad

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

Expertise

Our paediatric surgeons provide everything from complex surgical treatments for newborn babies to minor surgery for conditions such as hernia.

  • Adenoid removal

    Need to know

    Adenoids are part of the immune system in children. They begin to shrink around the age of seven and usually disappear by adulthood. Adenoids can become inflamed due to frequent infections or allergies. They can cause uncomfortable symptoms for your child, such as breathing problems or ear infections.

  • Tonsil removal

    Need to know

    Tonsils are part of the immune system and help to protect the body against illness and bacteria. However, if you suffer from recurrent infections, persistent discomfort, sleep apnoea or other associated complaints, tonsil removal may be recommended.

  • Circumcision

    Need to know

    The foreskin is the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis. The procedure to remove it, known as circumcision, is carried out for religious, cultural, or medical reasons, including where the foreskin: - is too tight - becomes infected - develops cancer.

  • Ear pinning surgery

    Need to know

    Also called pinnaplasty and otoplasty, ear pinning surgery is often carried out on adults, children and teenagers. ​Your ear is made up of folded cartilage, which is covered by thin skin. If you have prominent ears, you have a lack of these cartilage folds in your ear.​

  • Paediatric umbilical hernia repair

    Need to know

    As your baby's belly button heals, the ring of muscle where the umbilical cord used to be may not completely close over. A hernia will sometimes appear as a protruding lump at their belly button. This may be especially noticeable when your baby is coughing, crying or straining.

  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy SDR

    Need to know

    Spastic diplegia is a condition that affects around 25% of children born with cerebral palsy. Children with this condition can find it difficult to walk due to stiffness (spasticity) in their legs. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) cuts selected nerve roots in the spinal cord to reduce stiffness.

  • Undescended testicle surgery

    Need to know

    The testicles develop in a baby boy's abdomen when he's in the womb. They usually move down into the scrotum by 35 weeks of pregnancy. But sometimes a testicle doesn't descend normally. If a testicle hasn't reached the scrotum by the time a baby is six months old, it's unlikely to without surgery.

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We have a team of top consultant paediatric surgeons treating both complex and general surgery for children of all ages, from little ones to under-18s.
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