The Paediatric Cardiology Department cares for children born with heart defects, and treats heart diseases which manifest during childhood. Also treats fetuses, newborns, children and adults with congenital heart defects or specific acquired heart diseases.
Paediatric surgeons in the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Hadassah University Hospitals perform corrective surgery for congenital anomalies of the abdominal wall, the gastrointestinal tract and intra-abdominal organs and the thorax: this in addition to removal of childhood tumours and other more routine procedures of paediatric surgery.
Congenital anomalies treated by the staff are among others: oesophageal atresia, duodenal atresia, small bowel atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, imperforate anus, Hirschsprung's disease, etc.
In addition, the department provides comprehensive expert services in urology, vascular surgery and plastic surgery through full-time consultants in their respective fields of expertise.
As early as 1991, the department entered the field of minimally invasive surgery developing an active and leading clinical and training program. It performs laparoscopic Nissen fundapplications, laparoscopic splenectomies, laparoscopic explorations for undescended testes, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, various other thoracoscopic procedures in children of all ages (thoracoscopic lung biopsies, lobectomies and thoracoscopic treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis).