Pediatric Surgery Services

Pediatric Surgery Services

The KUTRRH Pediatric Surgical Unit attends to children aged 0- 12 years old. The department is run by a dedicated team of pediatric surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric nephrologists, pediatric hemato-oncologists, neonatal ICU (NICU) nurses, pediatric ICU (PICU) nurses, pediatric nutritionists, pediatric theatre nurses, psychologists, pediatric nurses who offer services in the pediatric wards, wound and stoma care specialists and physiotherapists. Our aim is to ensure a successful pre-operative, operative, and post-operative period for our pediatric patients.  

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Services Offered At The Pediatric Surgical Unit 

The department offers emergency and elective surgeries. Surgeries are performed on neonates and children with congenital defects or abnormalities, trauma, and oncology. We offer laparoscopic (key hole) surgeries. We perform day case procedures where a patient comes to the hospital in the morning, undergoes an operation and leaves the hospital in the evening.

All surgeries are covered by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). 

These include: 

Abdominal surgeries: 

  • Umbilical and inguinal hernia repairs 
  • Laparotomy for intestinal atresia/ obstruction 
  • Fundoplications 
  • Appendectomies 
  • Hepatobiliary surgeries 
  • Anorectal malformation surgeries 
  • Hirschsprung’s disease surgeries 

Pediatric urology 

  • Circumcision 
  • Undescended testis surgeries 
  • Pyeloplasty 
  • Stone surgeries 
  • Hypospadias surgeries 
  • Nephrectomy 


  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia  
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula repair 

Vascular/ Peritoneal access 

  • Central venous catheter insertion/removal 
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion/removal 
  • Chemo-port insertion/removal 
  • Hemodialysis permanent catheter insertion/removal 


  • Tongue tie release 
  • Lymph node biopsies 
  • Lipoma excision 
  • Incision and drainage of abscess 
  • Examination under anaesthesia 

KUTRRH offers Pediatric Surgical Outpatient Clinics (PSOPC) which is a specialized clinic that is conducted every Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Voluntary Pediatric Surgical Services 

The Pediatric Surgery team has been involved in workshops in Kakamega, Nyahururu, Nakuru, and Mombasa. KUTRRH’s pediatric surgery team offered voluntary services to pediatric surgical patients. This was facilitated on different occasions by the Kenya Association of Pediatric Surgeons (KAPS) and the Kenya Association of Urological Surgeons (KAUS). 

Pediatric Surgery Services  

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