Pediatric surgery is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on surgical procedures for infants, children, and adolescents. It involves the diagnosis, treatment, and management of surgical conditions and diseases that affect children, including congenital anomalies, traumatic injuries, tumors, and other surgical disorders.
Children have unique physiological and anatomical differences compared to adults, and their surgical needs require specialized expertise and care. Pediatric surgeons are medical professionals who have undergone extensive training in performing surgeries specifically on children. They work closely with a multidisciplinary team, including pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric nurses, and pediatric surgical nurses, to provide comprehensive and age-appropriate surgical care to young patients.