For parents, the prospect of a child's surgery can be frightening, with little information on how to pick the best hospital or understand complex procedures. To help, surgeons have developed a new classification system for pediatric surgical centers according to the level of care they provide, similar to the one that classifies trauma centers. Meanwhile, hospitals are offering new programs to help demystify the risks and benefits of pediatric surgery.
I also always keep in mind two quotes: One from Alfred Blalock, the late chairman of surgery at Johns Hopkins. He said, “It’s takes arrogance to cut open a human being.” and the other from one of my pediatric surgical attendings who said, “You wouldn’t hand the keys of your car to a total stranger, yet these parents hand over their child to you, the total stranger. You have been given a great trust.”
One tool doesn't fit all when it comes to surgery.
Pediatric surgeons know this all too well when it's time to operate on a baby. Some infants are born prematurely. Others have congenital defects — some part of their internal anatomy that just didn't develop the way it was supposed to.
Barring a few demerits this book is highly laudable. All the 18 contributors of the book have done a commendable job by recording the history of pediatric surgery with authenticity.
Not surprisingly, however, stepping into the womb is fraught with its own dangers and challenges- the first of which is painfully obvious. the patient is only six inches long - about one twelfth the size of a full-grown person - and weighs only about four ounces - about one-six-hundredth the weight of a full-grown person.
The idea of treating patients with medications but never really correcting their underlying conditions started to push me towards surgery, especially because I wanted to focus my work on helping children. I realized I could never truly treat a child with only medication.
It is the objective of Children's Corrective Surgery Society to provide free reconstructive surgeries to disfigured children worldwide. We are committed to showing love in action through the entire corrective surgery process. In the fulfillment of these objectives, CCSS ensures that no child is ever seen as a statistic or file number. Each patient receives all the love and personal attention possible.
We envision a future where every child has access to surgical care.
This blog describes various medical and surgical diseases in children.
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"Pediatric Surgery International" publishes new and important information from the entire spectrum of pediatric surgery. Another key goal is to promote postgraduate training and further education in the surgery of infants and children. The contents include articles in clinical and experimental surgery, as well as related fields
From presentation to procedures to long term outcomes, the Pediatric Surgery NaT resource keeps the current general surgical care of children at your fingertips. Designed for both practicing and in-training pediatric surgeons, the Pediatric Surgery NaT is updated quarterly so you will know what strategies, techniques and procedures are being used right now.
Periodical Electronic Newsletter of Interest to Primary Physicians, Pediatricians, Surgeons, Residents, Medical Students, Nurses, and Health-related professionals dealing with evidence-based medicine and reviews in the practice of Pediatric Surgery.
A site devoted to everything and anything related to Pediatric Surgery.
This Standardized Toolbox of Education for Pediatric Surgery (STEPS) is a resource for faculty and senior residents to use for teaching medical students and junior residents.
The World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, the WOFAPS, as it is widely known, was founded in 1974 and has grown to be the world representative body of National Pediatric Surgical Associations with a current membership of more than 100 countries. The WOFAPS' mission to improve the surgical care of the world's children has been embodied in the Declaration of Pediatric Surgery in Kyoto in 2001. We welcome you to use this website as a resource to enhance communication amongst the world's paediatric surgical community.
The Annals of Pediatric Surgery is striving to fill an important niche that provides focus to clinical care, technical innovation and clinical research. The Journal aims to serve and provide relevant scientific information to not only to pediatric surgeons in the Middle East and North Africa, but also to those practicing internationally.
It includes the exclusive pictures of various diseases in children. This is very useful site to remember the pathology in a glance. Especially for doctors as well as for persons who are interested in pediatric medicine and surgery.
The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society is a not-for-profit charitable corporation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The CHSS' purpose is as follows: - To associate persons interested in, and carry on activities related to, the science and practice of congenital heart surgery. - To sponsor and oversee multi-institutional clinical studies evaluating the application of surgical interventions in congenital heart disease...
When IPEG was founded in 1991, our goals were simple: To assure that all pediatric surgeons, pediatric urologists and general surgeons who treat children have access to current information defining the best, least invasive surgical treatment. To encourage development and evaluation of those treatments through peer-to-peer communication, education and research.
The journal presents original contributions as well as a complete international abstracts section and other special departments to provide the most current source of information and references in pediatric surgery. The journal is based on the need to improve the surgical care of infants and children, not only through advances in physiology, pathology and surgical techniques, but also by attention to the unique emotional and physical needs of the young patient.
The Maternal-Fetal Surgery Network was created to conduct a randomized clinical trial to evaluate in utero surgery versus standard post-natal surgery to repair myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida.
It is an informative blog which describes various types of cancer in children, their clinical presentation,diagnosis and management written by a surgeon.
Seminars in Pediatric Surgery provides current state-of-the-art reviews of subjects of interest to those charged with the surgical care of young patients.
The broad aim of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery is to encourage the study, improve the practice and elevate the standards of pediatric neurological surgery, and thereby to advance the cause of public health.
The mission of the American Pediatric Surgical Association yo ensure optimal pediatric surgical care of patients and their families, to promote excellence in the field, and to foster a vibrant and viable community of pediatric surgeons.
APSNA promotes excellence in pediatric surgical nursing practice through educational offerings, nursing research, professional collaboration, and peer support.
The purpose of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons shall be to improve the neurosurgical care of the children of the United States and Canada by advancing and advocating the specialty of Pediatric Neurosurgery. The Society is committed to discovering, defining and delivering the best care for patients with pediatric neurosurgical disease regardless of their age.
The association was founded in 1953. Its objects are the advancement of study, practice and research in paediatric surgery to cultivate professional relations with paediatric surgeons overseas.
Official account of the Egyptian Pediatric Surgery Association.
The EUPSA is an association of individual paediatric surgeons of Europe and outside of Europe. There are three main goals: to maintain and promote high clinical standards of surgical care for paediatric and adolescent patients in all European Countries, to discover, disseminate and apply new knowledge and to follow the highest clinical standards within the field of paediatric surgery.