Backed by a panel of highly experienced consultants, the Department of Paediatric Surgery provides world-class, family-centred services for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital malformation, childhood illness and injury. Surgeries are carried out by paediatric surgeons along with other surgeons who specialise in paediatric cases such as Orthopaedic, General, ENT, Urology, Oral and ophthalmological Surgery, etc.
Apart from general surgeries, paediatric laparoscopic surgeries are performed at the department for children with various conditions such as undescended testis, appendicitis, etc. Surgical treatments for paediatric urologic problems like posterior urethral valves, vesico–ureteric reflux etc. are also offered at the department. These surgeries are being performed with an optimal blend of latest technology and a team of highly experienced medical professionals.
Panel of Doctors
Prof. T.P. Joseph is a highly experienced and skilled Senior Consultant in Paediatric Surgery, with qualifications from both India and Australia, He has 40+ years of experience in the field and has worked in India, Australia and Saudi. He has conducted a series of studies, research and experiments under various scientific bodies and has many publications in national and international journals to his credit. He has also conducted research activities for Indian Council for Medical Research.
- MBBS (Calicut Medical College) Kerala University 1966.
- M.S (General Surgery) Trivandrum Medical College; Kerala University – 1969.
- M.Ch (Ped. Surgery) Trivandrum Medical College; Kerala University – 1973.
- F.R.A.C.S (Ped. Surgery); Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia – 1976.
- Does Hemoperitoneum cause Paralytic ileus: An experimental work using rats. This study was done during 1975 77 at Adelaide Children’s Hospital, S.Australia and Royal Alexander Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia. The Guide was late Brian Douglas, then Director of Paediatric Surgery, Adelaide Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, S. Australia. The observations of this study were presented at the Research Society meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons held in Christchurch, New Zealand, in August, 1979.
- IleoCecal Valve and Intestinal hurry: An experimental study was done on puppies, by carrying out massive small bowel resection with and without removing ileocecal valve. This study was carried out at Royal Alexandra Hospital for children, Sydney, Australia, during 197778 under the guidance of Mr. Ian Reid, Paediatric Surgeon and Research Fellow of the Research Foundation.
- Operative treatment of Jejunal atresia in Lambs: Intestinal atresia was induced in lambs by ligating the mesenteric vessels inutero; at delivery, the atresia was repaired by surgery. This was done at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for children, Sydney, Australia, during 197778 under the guidance fellow of the research foundation.
- An epidemiological and clinical study of Urinary Tract Infection in Children: This study was carried out from 1981 to 1993; which was funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research. About 700 symptomatic children and 2447 asymptomatic school children were studied. Dr. Joseph was the chief investigator of this study; part of this study was published in “Indian Paediatrics” and the other part was published in “International Journal of Paediatric Surgery”.
- Clinical study of Posterior Urethral Valves: Nine hundred and ninety three infants and children were studied between 1979 and 2015. The findings of this study were presented at various conferences, such as Royal Australasian College of Surgeons meeting in Hong Kong in 1983, Urological society meeting in New Delhi, 1988, and Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons meeting at Coimbatore in 1989. This was the Oration given at the Golden Jubilee meeting in Bombay (Mumbai) in 2015.
- Solid tumors in children, with special reference to Wilms Tumour: 94 cases were followed up on a long term basis, and this was presented at the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon, Annual meeting at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu in 1993; part of this study was published in Indian Paediatrics.
- ‘NasoTracheal intubation in infants and children’ by T.P. Joseph and R.Raman Nair,INDIAN PEDIATRICS, Vol.X,no.7,July, 1973.
- “Radiological assessment of anorectal malformation by S.Venugopal, T.P.Joseph,George Taliat and R.Raman Nair. ‘INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY’ vol.35,no.10 October,1973.
- ‘Congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis’ by T.P.Joseph and R.Raman Nair. ‘INDIAN JOURNAL of SURGERY’, Vol.36; 221,June 1974.
- ‘Hirschsprung’s Disease’ by T.P. Joseph, ‘SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CLINICS’, Vol.6, no.5,page 392, December 1974.
- ‘NasoTracheal intubation in Diphtheria’ by R. Raman Nair and T.P. Joseph. ‘JOURNAL of PEDIATRIC SURGERY’ Vol.xi, No.2, page 201, April 1975.
- ‘Therapeutic Barium enema in acute Intussusception’, by T.P. Joseph and R. Raman Nair. ‘INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY’, Vol.37;1975.
- ‘The Nonoperative management of Splenic Trauma’, by T.P. Joseph, G.G. Wyllie and J.P. Savage. ‘THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL of SURGERY’, Vol.47, no.2, page179, 1977.
- ‘Vesical diverticula in children’ by T.P. Joseph and R. Raman nair. ‘INDIAN JOURNAL of SURGERY’, Vol.39, No.4, 209212 April, 1977.
- ‘Anorectal malformations in siblings’ by T.P. Joseph and G.Taliat. ‘INDIAN JOURNAL of SURGERY’. Vol.39, No.12, page 696 December 1977.
- ‘Gastric Haemorrhage and Perforation in the newborn by T.P. Joseph. ‘AUSTRALIAN PEDIATRIC JOURNAL’, 14:180181, 1978.
- ‘Childhood Burns in South Australia’, A socialeconomic and aetiological study by T.P.Joseph and B.S. Douglas, Burns,5,335342.
- ‘Urinary tract infection in children’, part 1 by T.P. Joseph, KERALA MEDICALJOURNAL’, Vol.21,no.3,1980.
- ‘Urinary Tract Infection in Children’, Part 2 by T.P. Joseph, ‘KERALA MEDICAL JOURNAL’, Vol.22, No.4,1980.
- ‘Solid Malignant Tumors in Childhood’, by K.V. Venugopal, T.P. Joseph and K.K.Varma. ‘INDIAN PEDIATRICS’, Vol.18,365368, June 1981.
- ‘Abdominal emergencies in Childhood’ by T.P. Joseph, ‘KERALA MEDICAL JOURNAL’, Vol.22,no.3, 7176, 1981.
- ‘Results in Childhood Malignancies’ An Indian Challenge; by Rex Thomas, T.P. Joseph et al. SURGICAL JOURNAL OF NORTH INDIA, Vol.2, No.2, 243245, 1985.
- ‘Esophageal Atresia’ – A six year experience’, by Jacob Chacko, T.P. Joseph and K.K.Varma. KERALA MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.28, No.10, 7375, 1987.
- ‘Pattern of incidence of Anorectal malformation in tropics’. ANNALS OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY’, R.R. VARMA AND T.P. JOSEPH et al, 1982.
- ‘Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in school children’, by T.P. Joseph and M.I. Sreekumaran.‘INDIAN JOURNAL of PAEDIATRICS’, Vol.56, No.1,121123,1989.
- ‘Acute Intestinal Obstruction’ by V.K. Gopi, T.P. Joseph and K.K. Varma. ‘INDIAN PEDIATRICS’, Vol.26, 525530, 1989.
- ‘Ultrasonography in conjugated bilirubinemia’ by V.K. Gopi, T.P. Joseph and K.K.Varma. ‘INDIAN PEDIATRICS’, Vol.26; 723725,1989.
- ‘Circumcision in children’ by T.P. Joseph. ‘THE INDIAN JOURNAL of PEDIATRICS’, Vol.57, no.3,288290,1990.
- Calicut Medical College Alumni Gold Medal and Oration, 1989 at Calicut.
- Prof. Raghavachari Memorial Gold Medal and Oration in 1993 by Association of Surgeons of India at Alleppey.
- Prof. Ashirwad Memorial Gold Medal and Oration at Madurai in 1995.
- Prof. M.S. Ramakrishnan Memorial Gold Medal and Oration by Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons at Mumbai in 2015.
- Prof. N. Mohandas Memorial Gold Medal and Oration by Association of Surgeons of India at Calicut in 2009.
- Prof. R. Raman Nair Memorial Gold Medal and Oration in 2016, by Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons at Vythiri, Kerala.
- British Council Research award to participate in Neonatal Surgery Workshop in Liverpool/London, UK in 1983.
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeon Research award to participate and give a lecture at their annual conference in Hong Kong, 1983.
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Dr. Gopi is a Senior Consultant Pediatric Surgeon with decades of experience in a wide range of paediatric conditions. He is trained in minimally invasive surgery and has a special interest in Paediatric Urology. Dr. Gopi possesses the special skill sets that is required to deal with young children and their families.
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Prof. Babu is a senior consultant in paediatric surgery with more than 30 years of experience in medical college service and private hospitals. He and the team of Pediatric Surgeons are committed to provide surgical care, ranging from minor to life threatening problems. The focus is on evidence based comprehensive healthcare for all neonates and children requiring elective or emergency surgery.
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Dr. Narayanan is a Paediatric Surgeon with more than 15 years of experience in medical colleges and private hospitals. He has proficiency in General Paediatric Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Paediatric Laparoscopy etc.
- MBBS – Government Medical College, Calicut (1991)
- MS (General Surgery) – Government Medical College, Calicut (1997)
- MCh (Paediatric Surgery) – Government Medical College, Calicut (2000)
- Provisional Lecturer – Government Medical College, Thrissur (March 2016 –August 2016)
- Consultant General, Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon – New Aswini Hospital, Palakkad (Oct 2011- May 2016).
- Consultant General, Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon – Valluvanad Hospital Pvt Ltd, Ottapalam (May 2008 – October 2011)
- Paediatric Surgeon – Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Calicut (April 2007 – April 2008)
- Senior Registrar – B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel (October 2006 – March 2007)
- Assistant Surgeon – Government District Hospital, Palakkad (September 2000 – August 2006)
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Services & Facilities
- 18 World Class operation theatres
- 14 fully equipped ultra modern ICU’s
- 146 Critical Care Beds
- General Paediatric &Neonatal Surgeries
- Paediatric Laparoscopic surgeries for children with various conditions like undescended testis, appendicitis etc
- Re-constructive surgery for Congenital Malformations
- Paediatric Urological problems like Posterior Urethral valves, Vesicoureteral reflux, etc
- Childhood solid malignant tumours
- Cardiac procedures for PDA, Pyopericardium etc