General Paediatric Surgery

Many surgical procedures performed on children are elective, relatively straight-forward and can be performed in the district general hospitals as a day case procedure.

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In the East Midlands, general paediatric surgery services are delivered by all acute providers in the region. 

Children with complex conditions may require specialised paediatric surgery & urology at Leicester Children's Hospital or Nottingham Children's Hospital.

Conditions within the category of general paediatric surgery commonly include:

Elective General Paediatric Surgery

Inguinal hernia

Umbilical hernia


Undescended testis

Minor soft tissue lumps



Emergency General Paediatric Surgery

Abdominal pain/appendicitis

Acute scrotum

Minor injury

Subcutaneous Abscesses (not limb)

Irreducible inguinal hernia

Life saving surgery