PATIENT Info

Information to help you prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure. In general it is a good idea to discuss coming into hospital with your child and do some role play to let them explore what might happen. Fasting instructions are very important and must be followed, but will be aimed to minimize the time you child has to go with food or liquids to drink.

Operations will be performed at the Gold Coast Private Hospital, and in most instances you will be able to take your child home on the same day of surgery. Occassionally there will be reasons for paediatric critical care post-operatively, in which case I will arrange for me to provide your child’s care at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

1. Foreskin / Circumcision links:

I am aware that there are strongly held expectations and beliefs regarding reasons for circumcising boys. I recognise that parents will make every effort to do what they believe is right for their child. These beliefs will be influenced by historical, cultural and religious background. I have included the following links to provide information to assist parents in making an informed decision regarding reasons for considering circumcision.

These links refer to management of foreskin conditions and circumcision in male children. (Female circumcision – also known as female genital mutilation, is illegal). Please note these links represent the opinions and consideration of the authors. As such I may not agree with every statement that is included therein.

2. Constipation in children:

  • National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Evidence based UK Guideline on investigating and managing constipation in childhood
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg99
  • Australian resource for patients with continence issues
    www.continence.org.au
  • A fantastic UK Charity providing information and resources to help families with children suffering difficulties using the toilet and continence – both urinary and faecal
    www.eric.org.uk

3. Coeliac Disease:

4. ACIOR:

APPOINTMENTS

My aim is to listen to children and families, to understand what the problem is and to agree on the best possible care including surgery when appropriate, in a safe and child centred environment.

SERVICES

As a paediatric surgeon I provide consultations, management and surgery for a wide range of conditions.

CONTACT US

Gold Coast Private Hospital, Suite 15, Ground Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital, 14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215
P. 07 5530 0770  F. 07 5530 0687

PATIENT INFO

Information to help yoiu prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure.

Book an appointment with GC Paediatric Surgery

To arrange an appointment with GC Paediatric Surgery please contact,

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 15, Ground Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital
14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215

Tweed Day Surgery Specialist Suites
Suite 4, 38-44 Boyd Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485

P. 07 5530 0490 F. 07 5530 0687 | Send an email to Dr Thompson

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