Pediatric Surgery & Ped Urology
Pediatric Surgery and Urology are sub-specialities of surgery pertaining to patients ranging from new-borns to 18 years of age.
Pediatric surgery at BLK is a consolidation of technological excellence, medical expertise and collaboration among different divisions to deliver the best possible outcomes. We offer a full range of services to our pediatric patients, working closely with our experienced Pediatric intensivists, Pediatric nephrologists, Neonatologist, Pediatric Anaesthetists, Peri-operative staff etc. to provide intensive care and a high-quality, safe and emotionally supportive environment.
As a division, Pediatric Surgery at BLK has a competitive edge in managing congenital (problems present since birth), abdominal and thoracic problems. In collaboration with our Pediatric gastroenterologists, we treat many complex conditions like biliary atresia, Hirschsprung`s Disease etc. Our day care facilities for minor surgeries like hernia, hydrocele, circumcision or undescended testis ensure early discharge within 6-8 hours. Besides we are available round the clock for emergencies like acute appendicitis, gall bladder stones and intestinal obstruction that require immediate attention.
The scope of Pediatric urological cases managed by the team includes obstructions in the urinary tract, incontinence, vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias, undescended testis, genital abnormalities and tumors of the kidney, bladder, vagina, and testes in children. Advances in technology and instrumentation have made more and more Laparoscopic and Endoscopic urological surgeries possible in children, eliminating many other problems associated with open surgery.
Neonatal Surgery deals exclusively with newborns who are born with congenital problems like diaphragmatic hernia, trachea-esophageal fistula, intestinal atresia etc. At the time of prenatal screening, if any anomalies are discovered, a pediatric surgeon meets with the expecting families to counsel them regarding the way forward. At BLK, in association with our neonatologists, we offer the best possible care for the newborn during the entire process of surgery
The scope includes problems like Wilms tumor, neuroblastoma etc. At BLK, we in collaboration with our pediatric oncology team we create a comprehensive, long-term treatment plan to cure cancer.
The Pediatric Surgery and Urology services are managed by Dr Prashant Jain and Dr Ashish Prasad at BLK Centre for Child Health.
Dr Prashant Jain is senior consultant in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology in BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi. He has been trained in premier institutes, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Mumbai and Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi. He has been a gold medallist in his training in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology. He also has a work experience in Pediatric Urology in Great Ormond Street, London. He has been performing reconstructive surgeries for congenital anomalies with great skills and excellent results and headed the team for Separation of Conjoined twins at BLK- (see below) He has presented his innovations in various conferences and workshops for which he has received critical acclaim. He has multiple publications in Pediatric surgery and Pediatric urology in various national and international journals.
Presently he heads the department of Pediatric Surgery and coordinator Pediatric Super-speciality at Dr BL Kapur Memorial Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr Prashant Jain can be contacted at
Dr Ashish Prasad is a Consultant in Department of Paediatric Surgery at BLK Centre for Child Health. He pursued Pediatric Surgery from Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He is also trained in basic and advanced Laparoscopy from Minimal Access Training Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi. He has special interest in Paediatric Urology, Neonatal Surgery and Paediatric Minimal Access Surgery.
Dr Ashish Prasad can be contacted at
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