THE DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY, SPMCHI, S.M.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
Average annual number of OPD and IPD patients are 56538 and 8248 respectively; with average daily OPD of 153/day and daily IPD of 25/ day. Total number of major operations performed was 4423 in 2013; with average daily major operations are 12-15 and average daily minor operations are 50-55.
Surgical procedures performed are minimal access, which include laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, cystoscopy, neurosurgical ventriculoscopy. Approximately 500 Neurosurgical procedures are carried out in one year; 250 Head & neck are performed yearly. 170 Thoracic lung procedures; Urological procedures include urethroplasty for Hypospadias, and all paediatric solid tumors of trunk are managed by department
Neonatal Surgery is one of the important focuses of the department. All congenital malformations are operated and managed by department, exceptions being the cardiac malformation. Also both preoperative and postoperative care is provided exclusively by the department, with fairly good results.
Newborn surgeries performed are Esophageal Atresia (Approximately 300 repairs annually), 60 cases of Congenial Diaphragmatic hernia / Eventration, Lobectomy in neonatal age group,
Neonatal Neurosurgical procedures include repair of meningomyelocele, encephalocele and VP shunts (hydrocephalus).
Neonatal abdominal wall and umbilical defects like Exomphalos and Gastroschisis (Approximately 60) are repaired. Neonatal inguinal hernias, Umbilical Vein catheterisation, peritoneal dialysis catheterisation is managed by department.
All Neonatal gastrointestinal atresias, obstruction and perforation and also Billiary Atresia Choledochal Cyst are managed exclusively by the department.
Surgeries for Sacrococcygealteratoma and other Newborn tumors are also operated and managed by department.
The process of developing subspecialties in Paediatric Surgery has already begun. All these efforts will go a long way in great advancements at this centre making it the apex referral centre not only for the state but also for adjoining states of Haryana, MP, & Eastern parts of UP. The department has emerged as one of the best centre for teaching and training for M.Ch. candidates.