The Department of Pediatric Surgery was created at King Edward Medical College, Mayo Hospital, Lahore in 1979 with a small nucleus of six beds in Paediatrics ward and four beds in Chest Surgical ward. The department moved to its present premises in 1981. The department has bed strength of 102 including 10 beds for intensive care and 12 for Surgical Neonatology. A 24 bedded Paediatric burn unit is also providing optimum care to the burned children. Subsequently another block was added to the main building in 1996. It houses two emergency operation theatres and an emergency ward. The department provides round the clock emergency cover 7 days a week in addition to its outpatient and inpatient services. At present department has 3 residents of FCPS and 3 of M.S. Paediatric Surgery at various stages of their training. Postgraduate trainees of Pediatrics and Surgery also rotate in the department for short periods of time. The sanctioned staff includes a Professor, an Associate Professor, 6 Assistant Professors, 4 Senior Registrars and 16 residents/registrars/medical officers alongwith 4 House officers. Present strength of teaching staff is an Associate Professor and an Assistant Professor.
Academic activities include teaching the subject of Pediatric Surgery to under graduate and post graduate students. Grand teaching round by a senior faculty member with academic discussion is carried out regularly. Once a week case presentation by a resident and weekly Journal club helps trainees updating their knowledge. Monthly inter departmental clinical meetings with Paediatric surgical units of other teaching hospitals of Lahore is also a regular feature of the department. Residents and faculty actively participate in Pediatric Surgery conferences, symposia and workshops.
1- Peutz Jeghers Syndrome. A Case Report And Review of Literature. Pakistan Journal of Pediatric Surgery,1994.
2- Reverse Rotation Of Midgut Loop: A Case Report. Pakistan Journal of Pediatric Surgery Jan-Dec, 1996.
3- Neonatal Gastrointestinal perforation Annals of K.E.M.C. July-Sep, 1997.
4- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Don’t Haste Surgery. Pakistan Postgraduate Journal April-June 1998.
5- Non-Specific Necrotizing Jejunitis: A New Challenging Entity. Pakistan Journal of Surgery Jul-Dec 1998.
6- Long Gap Esophageal Atresia-How to gain length: An Experimental study. Annals of K.E.M.C. Oct-Dec 1998.
7- Intussusception: What Leads in Children Beyond Infancy. Annals of K.E.M. C. Oct-Dec 1998.
8- Plastibell– A Safe and Simple Device For Neonatal Circumcision. Pakistan Post Graduate Journal Oct-Dec 1998.
9- Peutz Jeghers Syndrome: The Polyp May Be Malignant The Professional Jan-Mar 2002.
10- Wound Infection After appendicectomy in Children: Prophylactic role of Metronidazole—SingleVersus three doses. Pakistan Postgraduate Journal Apr-Jun,2005.
11- Childhood Intussusception. Annals of K.E.M.C. 2005.
12- Oesophageal Atresia: Role Of Gap Length In Determining The Outcome. Biomedica. Jul-Sep 2005.
13 Trans-Symphyseal Uretroplasty in Children. Annals of K.E.M.C. Jul-Sep 2005.
14 Closure of emergency intestinal stoma in the same hospital stay. JFJMC July-Sept 20012.
15 Burns in Children; Early versus late excision and grafting. Professional Med J Sept-Oct 2012.
- Comparison of Mitchell-Bank’s herniotomy with Ferguson-Gross’s herniotomy in terms of outcome in pediatric population.
- Outcome of tubularized incised plate urethroplaty with and without dartos flap.
- Use of undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cell in heel pad injuries.
- Comparison of primary and staged repair of recto-vestibular fistula in a female baby.
Department is well known for Neonatal surgery with excellent results. Neonates with trachea-esophageal fistula, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, intestinal atresia, Omphalocele, congenital hydrocephalus, myelomeningoceles, congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Hirschsprung’s disease etc are dealt with great success. Neonatal intensive care unit is equipped with incubators, baby therm, a ventilator, pulse oximeters and other monitoring facilities.
Department is dealing with burned children reporting from different parts of the country. Approximately 2000 burned children are admitted annually. Despite logistic constraints the results of managements of these children are comparable to any well established international burn centre.
Project of artificial skin growth with the help of stem cell is in progresss. It will help a lot in the management of burn patients.