UNDESCENDED TESTES / Common Paediatric Surgical Procedures
COMMON PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES
A missing testis is relatively common in newborn boys, with some completing descent during the first few months of life. If they can’t be felt or are still too high then assessment by a paediatric surgeon at the age of six months is recommended.
After the age of 1 year the so called cremasteric reflex can become very strong and sometimes the examination skills of an experienced paediatric surgeon are required to differentiate between an undescended or retractile testicle. Occasionally testicles can be pulled up into the groin as a boy grows. This is uncommon but if there is concern, an ascending testis should be reviewed by a paediatric surgeon to consider the need for surgery to optimise the development of the testis.
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.
As a paediatric surgeon I provide consultations, management and surgery for a wide range of conditions.
Information to help yoiu prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure.
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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