Pediatrics Surgery

The PGH Pediatric Surgery Department provides comprehensive surgical care for infants and children from birth to adolescence (16 years old).

Ensuring Optimal Surgical Care for Your Child

The PGH Pediatric Surgery Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical care for infants and children from birth through adolescence (16 years of age). Our team of highly skilled and experienced pediatric surgeons possesses a deep understanding of the unique anatomical and physiological needs of developing patients.

Unparalleled Expertise in a Range of Surgical Procedures:

Newborn Surgery: We address a variety of complex surgical conditions present at birth, ensuring a healthy start for your child.

Pediatric General Surgery: Our surgeons are proficient in a broad spectrum of procedures involving the head, neck, skin, soft tissues, limbs, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. This encompasses common childhood conditions and more intricate surgeries.

Minimally Invasive Techniques: Whenever possible, we utilize minimally invasive surgical approaches to promote faster recovery times and reduce discomfort for your child.

Beyond Technical Expertise: Personalized Care for Your Family

We understand that a child’s surgery can be a stressful experience for families. Our department prioritizes compassionate care and open communication, ensuring you are fully informed and involved in every step of the process. We provide a supportive environment focused on the well-being of both your child and your family.

Services Offered by the Department

Comprehensive Pediatric Surgery at PGH

The PGH Pediatric Surgery Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical care for infants and children. We adhere to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specifically designed for pediatric surgical conditions, ensuring evidence-based practices for optimal outcomes.

Our approach begins with a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for each patient. This allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include conservative management or surgical intervention, tailored to your child’s unique needs. Whenever possible, we utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques to promote faster recovery times and minimize discomfort.

Procedures are categorized as day cases for minor surgeries, allowing your child to recover comfortably at home on the same day. For intermediate and major procedures, we offer comfortable in-patient care with a focus on promoting healing and well-being. Our skilled surgeons are adept in both open and minimally invasive surgical approaches, selecting the most appropriate technique for each procedure.

Head of Department:

Dr. Kifayat Khan: A Leader in Pediatric Surgery

MBBS, FCPS (Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan)
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

  • Professor of Pediatric Surgery, PGMI (Postgraduate Medical Institute)
  • Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery
  • Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
  • Member of the Academic Council
  • Chairman of the Departmental Promotion Committee of Pediatric Surgery
  • Member of the Institutional Promotion Committee of Lady Reading Hospital
Academic and Training Roles:

FCPS Faculty Member of Pediatric Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Supervisor for FCPS Postgraduate Trainees
Examiner for FCPS II examination and Paper Setter of Pediatric Surgery

Professional Affiliations:

Lifetime Member of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons Pakistan
Former Vice President of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons Pakistan

Research and Scholarly Activity:

Researcher in the field of Pediatric Surgery
Reviewer of papers for various Local Medical Journals

Additional Service:

Former Member of the Academic Committee of Peshawar General Hospital (PGH)
Member of the HR Committee of PGH    

Our Goal

Delivering World-Class Pediatric Surgical Care:

Our primary mission is to achieve clinical excellence in pediatric surgery. We strive to provide services that meet or exceed international standards, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our young patients.

Fostering Innovation and Expertise:

We are committed to the continuous development of our department, both academically and professionally. This dedication to advancement allows us to remain at the forefront of pediatric surgical practices and provide our patients with the latest advancements in care.

Advancing Pediatric Surgical Knowledge:

We actively promote research within the field of pediatric surgery. By contributing to a deeper understanding of pediatric surgical conditions and treatments, we aim to improve care not only for our patients but for children around the world.

Building the Next Generation of Pediatric Surgeons:

We are dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. By fostering a culture of teaching and training, we help nurture the next generation of skilled and compassionate pediatric surgeons.

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