Small babies up to one month old are considered neonates. They are very delicate and fragile. Their body systems are not fully developed nor matured. Surgery, anesthesia and post-operative care in neonates is quite challenging. However, the outcomes after surgery are excellent due to;

  1. Recent advances in medicinehas made anesthesia very safe even in tiny premature babies
  2. Better understanding of neonatal physiology and modern technology has made exceptional NICU care possible
  3. Refinement in surgical techniques, technology and availability of dedicated neonatal surgeons. Neonatal Surgeon in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Majority of the conditions which require surgery in neonates are congenital. Many are fatal if not treated within first few days of life. Some conditions are associated with other organ system abnormalities as well.

  1. Anorectal malformations
  2. Ambiguous genitalia
  3. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  4. Congenital lung and airway malformations
  5. Congenital urinary tract malformations
  6. Esophageal atresia
  7. Hirschsprung’s disease
  8. Intestinal atresia, obstruction and perforation
  9. Necrotizing enterocolitis
  10. Neural tube defects
  11. Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  12. Umbilical abnormalities (exomphalos, patent vitello-intestinal duct etc.)