The Pediatric Surgery Department performs a wide range of operations in children, including, abdominal and chest operations on congenital anomalies, traumatic injuries and tumors, as well as hernia, undescended testicles, and circumcisions. The department specializes in stomach and chest operations using minimally invasive techniques, while some operations, such as those for excessive sweating of the hands, gastroesophageal reflux appendectomies and gall bladder removal, are performed using laparoscopy.
The department has extensive and specialized experience in treating injured children, and is one of the national leaders in surgical treatment of children with tumors. Special emphasis is placed on correcting congenital deformities of the rectum which cause incontinence or severe constipation. These problems, which also occur without deformities, are diagnosed and treated with preventive measures at the clinic for sphincter muscle control, or with surgery if required.
In addition, the department physicians train students from the Technion Faculty of Medicine and the School of Nursing. They also conduct research, including a study on the use of stem cells for regenerating destroyed liver cells, in an attempt to develop an alternative to liver transplantation.