Department of Pediatric Surgery

About us

The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric surgery program in Osaka prefecture, with more than 500 surgeries including 50 neonatal surgeries performed annually. From common procedures like appendectomies and hernia repairs to more complex repairs of congenital anomalies, specialized oncologic surgery and surgery for emergency diseases, board-certified pediatric surgeons at the Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital provide surgical care for a broad range of conditions affecting infants and children. Pediatric surgeons specialize in abdominal and thoracic surgery as well as many conditions of the body trunk. We remove tumors and correct congenital anomalies, often operating on neonates weighing less than 500 gram.

The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital is an Accredited Pediatric Surgery Institution verified by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons. The Department of Pediatric Surgery participates in National Clinical Database for Pediatric Surgery.

Our activities

The pediatric surgeons are highly trained in the latest surgical techniques in order to provide the best possible outcome for patients and our department offers 24-hour surgeon on call services. Our pediatric surgeons perform minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical procedures proactively for improvement of quality of life. Our team of pediatric surgeons and experienced staff take a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment and care of your child.

The pediatric surgeons work closely with divisions and services throughout the Hospital - including Anesthesiology, Neonatology, Obstetrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Oncology and various surgical and medical subspecialties - to provide integrated care for your child.

The Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital offers life-saving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for neonates with pulmonary hypoplasia due to congenital diaphragmatic hernia and infants in respiratory failure

Our targets

The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care of neonatal, child and adolescent surgical problems such as:

Common conditions of childhood

Inguinal Hernia and Hydrocele

Umbilical Hernia



Pyloric Stenosis

Pectus Excavatum

Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Common Lymphatic Malformation

Foreign bodies of the esophagus and airway

And many others

Congenital anomalies

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF)

Duodenal Atresia

Small Bowel Atresia

Congenital Cystic Lung Diseases (Pulmonary Sequestration, CPAM)

Imperforate Anus/Anorectal Malformation

Abdominal Wall Defects (Gastroschisis, Omphalocele)

Meconium Ileus

Ovarian Cysts

And many others

Gastrointestinal diseases

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD)

Gastrointestinal perforation

Hirschsprung's Disease

Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus

Meckel's Diverticulum

Choledochal Cysts

Biliary Atresia

Swallowing Disorders

And many others

Solid tumors



Wilms tumor


Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Ovarian Teratoma

And many others


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  • Children's Hospital
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