Paediatric Surgery​

What is Paediatric Surgery​

Children undergoing surgery need an entirely different set of management protocols because of their smaller sizes and more vulnerable conditions. The good thing, however, is that children tend to heal faster because their cells grow at a faster pace than adults. Our paediatric surgeons look into not just the surgical aspects but also take into account our young patients’ physical and mental state, while reassuring parents or guardians.
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Common Paediatric Surgical Procedures

  • Repair of inguinal hernias
  • Repair of hydroceles
  • Surgery for undescended testes
  • Repair of umbilical hernias
  • Treatment of hemangiomas
  • Surgery for cystic hygromas
  • Circumcision for phimosis
  • Prepuceplasty for phimosis
  • Ritual circumcisions
  • Lymph node biopsies
  • Excision of swellings
  • Treatment of abcesses
  • Appendectomy for acute appendicitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Trauma surgery
  • Treatment of lacerations
  • Treatment for general injuries

Neonatal Intestinal Obstructions

  • Duodenal
  • Atresia
  • Intestinal atresias
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernias
  • Esophegeal atresia
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistulas
  • Meningomyeloceles
  • Anoplasties
  • Colostomies for imperforate anus
  • Exomphalos
  • Malrotation of midgut
  • Necrotising enterocolitis
  • Meconium ileus

Paediatric Urology

  • Circumcisions
  • Treatment of bed-wetting
  • Diagnostic cystoscopies
  • Fulguration of posterior
  • Urethral valves
  • Urinary diversion procedures
  • Pyeloplasty for UPJ obstructions
  • Ureteric re-implantation
  • Wilms tumour excisions
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Exstrophy repair
  • Epispadias repair

Paediatric Oncology

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms tumour
  • Sacro-coccygeal
  • Teratoma

Paediatric Gastroenterology

  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Surgery for GERD/ gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Surgery of biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cyst excision
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Laparoscopies
  • Nissen’s fundoplication
  • Surgeries for Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Ano-rectal malformations

Paediatric Neurosurgery

  • Ventriculo-peritoneal shunts for hydrocephalus
  • Meningomyelocele repair
  • Tethered cord syndrome


  • Thoracotomies for neuroblastoma
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
  • Lobectomy for congenital
  • Lobar emphysema
  • Bronchoscopies for foreign body aspirations

Head, Neck, Face

  • Parotidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroglossal cyst excision
  • Lymph node biopsies
  • Dermoid cyst excision
  • Ranula excision
  • Tongue tie release

Emergency Surgery

  • Appendectomy
  • Exploratory laparotomies for perforative peritonitis
  • Duodenal ulcer perforation
  • Bowel resection-anastomosis
  • Repair of obstructed hernia
  • Splenectomy for splenic trauma
  • Suturing for liver tear


  • Herniotomies
  • Orchiopexy
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Hemangiomas

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Meet Our Paediatric Surgery​ Specialists

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Resident Consultant

Dato’ Dr Zakaria Zahari

MB BCh (RCSI, Dublin) , FRCS (Ed) , Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery (MOH)

Spoken Language
English, Malay

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Sessional Consultants

Dr Ganguly Gautam

Dr Ganguly Gautam

MBBS , MS (General Surgery) , FCIP , FAIS , M.Ch (Paediatric Surgery) , DNB (Paediatric Surgery)

Spoken Language
English, Malay

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Dr Ramprasad Aradada

Dr Ramprasad Aradada

MBBS (Bom) , FRCS (Ire) , FRCS (Glasgow) , FRCS (Edin) , M.S. (General Surgery) , M.Ch. (Paediatic Surgery) , D.N.B. (Paediatric Surgery) , FRCPS (Glasgow) , FICS , FAIS , FICA , FIAP , MRSH (London) , Fellowship of ESPU

Spoken Language
English, Malay

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