::Departments : SURGICAL SPECIALITIES : PEDIATRIC SURGERY

History: William Eduard Ladd (1880-1967) was known as the father of pediatric surgery. He started his career after the devastating explosion of Halifax that occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917.

Head of the Department : Dr.Thirumani PandianMS MCh
Welcome to the Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery. I am proud to have a young and vibrant team of surgeons with great talent. We have done manydifficult procedures with comfort and success which I dedicate to my team. Wehave a laproscopic pediatric surgery effort which has been the in thing in therecent years.


HISTORY OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY AT TVMCH


Paediatric Surgery started as aOutpatient Department in Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital in July 1980 withDr. T.M.Vaikuntaraman MS., M Ch. (Paediatric Surgery) and Dr.Pasha MS., M Ch.(Paediatric Surgery) at the helm. Dr. T.M.Vaikuntaraman initiated thedepartment and in October 1980, a separate 10 bedded Paediatric Surgery Ward was inaugurated by Prof M.S.Srinivasan M.S., then Professor of the Surgery and Dean. The Paediatric Surgery department, was the first sub-specialitydepartment in Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. Between 1982 and 1984, thedepartment was managed by Dr.T.M.Vaikuntaraman individually. In 1986,Dr.Seeniraj MS., MCh. (Paediatric Surgery) joined him. In the year 1986.Dr.N.Dayalan joined as the first Professor of Paediatric Surgery. Subsequently,Dr.Jayachandran, Dr. Sridhar, Dr R.Chandrasekaran and Dr Hyavadana Rao served in the capacity of Professors. Dr T.M.Vaikuntaraman was Professor of Paediatric Surgery from 1994 to February 1997 and thereafter opted for a voluntary retirement. He is considered the Father of Pediatric Surgery in our city and served the southern districts for 17 years. In 1998, Dr.V.V.Kannan and his spouse Dr.S.Meenakshi Sundari, joined this department as Assistant Professors and are still contributing with their mission. Subsequently Dr.GurusamyThiyagarajan, Dr.V.Kumaran, Dr. Ramesh Ratinam, Dr. R.Bhaskaran, Dr. R.Mohan,Dr.A.Athigaman and Dr S.Ramamoorthy served as Professors. Since 2007, the department is functioning in a separate Block with all facilities with two elective operation days per week. In May 2011, Dr.N.Thirumani Pandian joined as Professor and Head of Department.


Hospital Services


The Department of Pediatric surgeryis a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of infants, children,adolescents, and young adults. Our pediatric surgeons practice at TVMCH. OurTeam recognizes that children, especially infants and newborns have differentsurgical needs and have lower immunity. Hence they are treated faster and withmore care. Our surgical care include novel techniques and methods and hasbecame the focal foint for children's surgery in our districts in southTamilnadu. Our Department has subspecialties of pediatric surgery and neonatalsurgery. We are preparing to take training residents in pediatric surgery. Ourteam specializes in pediatric nephrological surgery, pediatric urologicalsurgery, pediatric emergency surgery, surgery, surgery involving adolescents oryoung adults, pediatric hepatological and gastrointestinal surgery, pediatricorthopedic surgery pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and pediatriconcological surgery. We have faciltities and expertise to treat pediatricdiseases that may require pediatric surgery including Congenital Malformations,like lymphangioma, cleft lip and palate, esophageal atresia andtrachea-esophageal fistula, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, intestinal atresia,necrotizing enterocolitis, meconium plugs, Hirschsprung's disease, imperforateanus, undescended testes, abdominal wall defects: omphalocele, gastroschisis,hernias, chest wall deformities: pectus excavatum childhood tumors: likeneuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, Rhabdomyosarcoma, ATRT, liver tumors, teratomasetc.

Statistics of the Department


 

2007

2008

2009

2010

OPD Attendance

11276

10694

10301

11841

Inpatient Admissions

1078

1172

1036

1125

Major Surgeries

565

583

535

619

Minor Procedures

1154

1867

1684

1788

Emergency Surgeries

96

112

106

127

 


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