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Box: 267
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road 
Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Clinic 6: 01223 216410 or 01223 216321

The department of paediatric surgery and urology offers specialist treatment for infants, children and adolescents who may require an operation for a general surgical or urological condition.  This regional service, established in 1995, receives referrals from units throughout East Anglia and neighbouring counties. It provides services for children's general surgery, paediatric urology, gastrointestinal, thoracic, oncological and neonatal surgery.

Our team of consultant surgeons, junior doctors and specialist nurses investigate and treat children with simple and complex general surgery and urological disorders. We see over 3000 children a year in specialist clinics, and carry out over 1700 operations a year on children from very premature infants to young people up to 16 years of age.

We offer a number of joint multi-disciplinary clinics, with other colleagues including paediatric gastroenterologists, paediatric respiratory physicians, paediatric endocrinologists, dieticians and speech therapists, to see and treat patients with very complex gastrointestinal, respiratory and genital (disorders of sexual differentiation) conditions.

Our department has the highest reputation for clinical excellence and has pioneered ‘key hole’ surgical methods (laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery), in the East of England. We seek to develop links with other paediatric units and providers in the region, in order to provide the best possible quality of care to the children of the East of England. We are also actively involved in the training and education of doctors and surgeons of the future.

Our mission is...

  • To provide the highest quality of care for children and families, affected by surgical and urological disorders.
  • To provide a service that is accessible, safe, effective and consistent.
  • For patients and families to be treated by staff who are caring, motivated and appropriately trained.
  • To constantly assess and improve the care we provide.
  • To seek to use the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat children and young people.
  • To actively participate in clinical and scientific research, in order to help improve the understanding, treatment and management of surgical and urological conditions
  • To strengthen relationships with other units and providers, in order to provide the best possible quality of surgical care to the children of the East of England.