Paediatric Surgery is a new specialty in Malaysia and has grown over the last 25 years. It may be further divided mainly into General Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Urology & Endoscopic Paediatric Surgery (Minimally invasive surgery e.g. laparoscopy, thoracoscopy & robotics).

Conditions managed by Paediatric Surgeons range from simple to complex surgical conditions in children as listed below but not exhaustive by:

  1. Simple surgical conditions:
    1. Phimosis
    2. Hernia/hydrocele
    3. Undescended testis
  2. Complex surgical conditions:
    1. Neonatal conditions: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital pulmonary airway malformation, venous and lymphatic malformations, neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, malrotation with midgut volvulus, bowel atresia, anorectal malformation and Hirschsprung disease
    2. Conditions in older children: intussusception, biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, appendicitis, Meckel’s diverticulum, inflammatory bowel disease, blunt thoracic and abdominal trauma
  3. Urological conditions:
    1. Hypospadias
    2. Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)
    3. Pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO)
    4. Cloacal anomaly
  4. Childhood malignancy:
    1. Teratoma
    2. Neuroblastoma
    3. Nephroblastoma or Wilms tumor
    4. Hepatoblastoma
    5. Lymphoma & leukaemia
  5. Special services only available at UMSC:
    1. Gastrointestinal transit study & anorectal manometry in children
    2. Urodynamics in children

Approaches to surgery are:

  1. Open surgery (conventional)
  2. Endoscopic surgery (“Keyhole” surgery or minimally invasive surgery)

We offer both conventional and “keyhole” surgery at UMSC at its highest and safest quality of care.


1Profesor VK7Yik Yee Ian
2Profesor VK7Thambidorai A/L Rajendra Rao
3Pensyarah Kanan DU54Anand A/L Sanmugam
4Pensyarah Kanan DU54Ganesh A/L P.Vythilingam
5Pensyarah Kanan DU51Srihari Singaravel