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General Surgery

placeholder2The Surgical Department at Alder Hey; offers treatment for infants, children and adolescents for conditions which may require operation. We provide for the General Surgery of Childhood for the surrounding area of Liverpool, and specialist paediatric surgery for local children and those from a wider area of North West England and North Wales.

We have the only dedicated Neonatal Surgical Unit in the Mersey, Cheshire and North Wales area, providing specialist care for babies with surgical problems. Within this unit, our highly trained staff give expert care for conditions such as abdominal wall defects, oesophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, bowel obstruction, Hirschsprung’s disease and anorectal malformation.

Several conditions are catered for in specific outpatient clinics at Alder Hey often in a multidisciplinary setting. Surgical clinics are also run with local paediatricians in Warrington, Crewe, Chester, Preston, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Arrowe Park, Ormskirk, Whiston, Bangor and Glan Clwyd.

Our team of surgeons provide specialist care in the following areas:

  • Thoracic
  • Upper & lower Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Minimally invasive
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Oncology
  • Vascular access
  • Disorder of Sexual Differentiation (DSD)

Emergency referrals should be directed to the oncall surgeon via the hospital switchboard. If you would like to make a non-urgent referral please contact the Department of Surgery by telephone, fax or post.

Contact Details

Department of Paediatric Surgery
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Eaton Road
L12 2AP

Tel: 0151 252 5434
Fax: 0151 252 5677

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