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Paediatric General and Urological Surgery

The Department of Paediatric Surgery is the specialist referral centre for children in:

  • Oxfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Berkshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Gloucestershire.

In an increasing number of fields, paediatric surgery is performed by specialist paediatric surgeons who work only with children, sometimes with help from their adult surgery colleagues. In other fields, the surgery is performed by adult surgeons with a particular interest in diseases where the majority of patients are children.

The department has specific expertise in a number of fields:

  • antenatal diagnosis and counselling
  • expectant mothers carrying a baby with a congenital problem receive monitoring and assessment from obstetricians, specialists in foetal medicine, paediatric surgeons and neonatologists
  • neonatal surgery
  • paediatric urology
  • reconstructive work and key-hole surgery on the renal tract and specialist interventions
  • minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery
  • paediatric surgical oncology
  • treatment for solid tumours in childhood
  • paediatric trauma
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • diagnostic and interventional endoscopy, surgery on a wide range of conditions, minimal access procedures.

The department works closely with other departments and with specialist orthopaedic surgeons from the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) to deliver safe paediatric orthopaedic surgery on both the John Radcliffe Hospital and NOC sites.

For health professionals

Paediatric General and Urological Surgery - Guidelines for the management of Pyloric Stenosis (pdf, 392 KB)

Hirschsprung's-Associated Enterocolitis (HAEC) Alert

It can be difficult to tell whether a child with Hirschsprung's has a tummy bug or enterocolitis.When in doubt, it is best to assume enterocolitis and seek treatment.

Advice for parents / carers | Advice for clinicians | Bowel washout

Find and contact us

Paediatric Surgery and Urology Services are based in the Children's Hospital, on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

Initial contact with this service should be made via your GP.

Tel: 01865 225530

Option 1 - Paediatric Urology and outpatient enquiries

Option 2 - Nurse-led clinics

Option 3 - Urology admissions




Paediatric Gastroenterology - Option 2

Option 1 - Outpatient enquiries

Option 2 - Gastroenterology admissions

Paediatric General Surgery - Option 4

Option 1 - Outpatient enquiries

Option 2 - Surgery admissions





Last reviewed:29 September 2023