The Surgical Department at Alder Hey offers treatment for infants, children and adolescents for conditions which may require an operation. Our team of Consultant Surgeons and Junior Doctors treat both general and specialist paediatric surgical conditions.
Children’s General Surgery
The Department caters for children who require surgery for conditions such as hernias, undescended testis, foreskin problems and skin and soft tissue swellings, from Liverpool and the surrounding area. Several outpatients’ clinics are performed at Alder Hey, and at district hospitals together with local Paediatric colleagues. We visit the following hospitals:
- Blackpool Teaching Hospital
- Arrowe Park
- Glan Clywd
Children’s Specialist Surgery
We also provide treatment for the full range of surgical conditions, with the exclusion of transplant surgery. Our specialist services include:
- Surgery for chest and lung problems
- Surgery for feeding problems and gastroesophageal reflux
- Surgery for gall bladder and some liver problems
- Surgery for bowel problems
- Minimally invasive (‘keyhole’) surgery
- Children’s cancer (oncology) surgery
- Surgery to provide long-term venous access
- Newborn surgery.
We are proud of our dedicated Neonatal Surgical Unit, one of only five in the country. In this unit our highly trained nurses provide specialised care for newborn babies requiring surgery and vital support for their families.
You may also meet us in the hospital as we support the work of our other specialist colleagues, for example in Cardiac and Neurosurgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology.
Our latest annual report
You can now download our Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology Annual Report 2012-13.
This report helps families learn more about our services and outcomes, and includes feedback from parents of previous patients, as well as providing information about how we engage with families, some notable achievements and more.