Pediatric surgery

Children are not young adults and they need a particularly careful approach to diagnosis and treatment


AIWA Clinic’s experienced surgeons perform both consultations and scheduled surgeries for children from birth to 18 years of age. The competence of a pediatric surgeon is the diagnosis and treatment of congenital surgical diseases of newborns, children and adolescents, and various traumatic injuries.

To avoid unpleasant consequences in the future, it is advisable to detect and deal with illness or congenital health problems on time.

AIWA pediatric surgeons are gentle and understand not only the anatomy but also the psychology of the child to cause as little stress as possible to the youngest.

When should a patient visit a doctor?

Dr.Med. Olafs Volrats advises and treats children from birth to 18 years of age with various surgical health problems, such as various types of hernias, skin neoplasms, cryptorchidism, phimosis, abdominal diseases, chest deformities, digstive tract, thyroid gland surgery, and other cases.


Certified traumatologist, orthopedist, specialist vertebrologist Dmitry Kirejev consults and treats musculoskeletal disorders, consults patients with pediatric cerebral palsy, pediatric scoliosis, and other spinal problems, as well as consults patients with skeletal pain syndrome and performs analgesic and intraarticular blockade. The most important thing is to monitor your child’s health and consult a specialist in time if any deviations from the norm or complaint are observed.

We remind you that a visit to a pediatric surgeon does not require a referral from a family doctor

All types of hernia surgeries for children - inguinal hernias, navel hernias, abdominal white line hernias, etc.

A hernia is a protrusion of internal organs or deep tissues under the skin, muscles, or body cavities. An abdominal hernia is a case where the organs of the abdominal cavity protrude under the skin, muscles, or body cavities. They can occur naturally or artificially, for example as a result of an injury. An inguinal hernia develops in the groin canal area as the pressure inside the abdomen increases.

Navel hernia in newborns occurs as a soft tissue defect in the navel region when the remnant of the navel cord is detached and the navel wound has healed. In this process, an navel  hernia tends to appear as a rash. To assess whether the case of navel hernia surgery is acute or can still wait until it ends spontaneously, it is necessary to go to a surgeon, who will professionally consult and recommend the best individual solution for each patient.

Surgical treatment of phimosis, ritual circumcision

Phimosis is a narrowing of the foreskin, characterized by an inability to pull the foreskin over the head of the penis, which in turn can lead to recurrent paraphimoses, chronic inflammation in the foreskin and on the head of the penis. In such cases, circumcision is performed, which is a surgical removal of the foreskin.

In the case of paraphimosis, there is severe pain, swelling, due to which the foreskin can no longer be pulled over the head of the penis. In such cases, immediate consultation with a urologist is required, during which the course of further treatment or the need for a surgical procedure is clarified.

Circumcision can be performed for both medical and ritual purposes.

Surgical treatment of hydrocele and funiculocele

Hydrocele or accumulation of fluid in the eggshells tends to occur in both newborns and boys and also in adult men. The cause of this problem can be both congenital and acquired, so the cause can be sought both during the child’s developmental period, when it is still in the mother’s abdomen and by conducting additional investigations into a possible traumatic cause. After a more in-depth examination, the doctor decides whether or not surgery is necessary. There are individual cases where when a hydrocele is detected, the doctor decides to wait, because its features may disappear in about a year.

During the surgical treatment, an operation is performed, during which, by making a small incision in the shell of the egg, it is released from excess fluid.

Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) surgery

The reasons for the undescended testicle can be various, but most often it occurs in cases when the baby has had a premature birth and this has prevented the eggs from falling into the scrotum. Parental awareness, knowledge, and constant attention are important in this situation, as the eggs should fall into the scrotum between four and six months of age. If this does not happen, contacting a pediatric surgeon is mandatory. With the help of the operation, the eggs are placed in the scrotum, thus eliminating the risk of developing health problems that can befall boys if this problem is not detected and resolved in time.

Surgical treatment of benign dermal and subcutaneous growths

In the case of skin growths, we usually recommend visiting a dermatologist, who will decide if a dermatoscopy (extended examination) is necessary. After examination, the doctor will determine whether the patient needs excision of the growth. If necessary, the patient will be referred to a surgeon.

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