It is very rare for an infant to undergo newborn surgery. These surgeries are performed usually on babies who are younger than 4 weeks old or still in the womb. Most newborn surgeries are performed on infants who are born prematurely or suffer from severe urological ailments. Sometimes it is also performed on kids under the age of 6 months if it is possible to wait for it.
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When a baby is born with certain urological ailments we recommend newborn surgery. This is done to prevent further complications which a child will face later in life. Some signs which show the need for surgery in kids are:
Our pediatric urologist will first do the diagnosis like an ultrasound scan in the womb to confirm the presence of ailment like spina bifida. Most of the times we know about newborn birth defects through ultrasound and if there is any complication we suggest to have more regular ultrasounds to check for the development of the organs.
There are many factors which a pediatric urologist surgeon will consider before the surgery. We always look for these before suggesting the surgical treatment for newborns:
We use the latest technology to operate on newborns. The advancement in technology has made it possible to use laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery- In laparoscopic surgery, a small tube-like structure having a camera and tools on end is inserted in the baby’s skin through small incisions. The surgeon views the internal organs on the screen and uses tools to cut and heal the organs.
It is the best surgery as the baby feels very little pain due to minimum cuts on the skin. Only a small incision is made in the skin for penetration of the small tube in the body. It is most suggested as the newborn will recover quickly from the surgery in a very little hence consult the best pediatric urologist in town for newborn surgery.
Most of the times babies are born normal and don’t require surgery. However, in severe cases, it becomes necessary to go for surgery if the newborn kid is suffering from ailments of the heart, lungs and kidney. The best pediatric urologist in India has a success rate in performing such complicated surgeries