Department Of Paediatric Surgery
Coimbatore Medical College Hospital
The Department of Paediatric Surgery was started with four beds sharing in the general surgery ward by Prof. Dr. V. R. Ravikumar in the year 1975. He developed the speciality to the level of acquiring a separate block for Paediatric Surgery in the year 1982.
A full-fledged Paediatric neonatal surgical intensive care unit was dedicated in the year 2002. A dedicated operation theatre complex with three theatres was constructed in the year 2011 in the Paediatric Surgery block.
The Department is the first one in the state to adopt Paediatric minimally invasive surgery and considered as pioneers in Paediatric minimally invasive surgery.
The Department trains M.Ch postgraduates in Paediatiric Surgery from 1999 with annual intake of two postgraduates per year and it was increased to four students per year from 2009.
The academic activities of the Department include conducting journal club, tumour board on weekly basis and symposiums and workshops are conducted periodically at the fully equipped seminar hall of the department.
The Department has organized all India conference of Paediatric Surgery, state conference, International conference on Hirschprung's disease, pediatric minimally invasive surgery conferences. We have presented many papers in all India and state conferences.
The Department headed by a Professor and four senior Assistant Professors.
Outpatient Department functions on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays.
We conduct weekly special clinics on Urology, Anoretcal & Hirschprung's diseases.
The operations are done on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays.
Emergency surgeries are done on all days of the week.
This Department is having a bed strength of 40 with general paediatric surgery ward, post operative ward, burns ward ,paediatric trauma care ward and neonatal surgical intensive care ward.
This department takes care of surgical problems of the neonates to the children up to 12 years and caters the paediatric surgical patients of Karur, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Palakad districts.
The Department handles neonatal surgery, neonatal and pediatric laparoscopic surgery, thorcoscopic surgery, paediatric urological surgery, surgery for congenital anomalies, paediatric surgical oncology and daycare surgery.