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Leicester Children’s Hospital Paediatric Specialised Surgery and Urology 

Leicester Children’s Hospital specialised paediatric surgery and urology services are located in the heart of Leicester city at Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

We provide both general and specialised paediatric surgical & urology services for children in Leicester and the East Midlands. At Leicester Children’s Hospital we have 20 inpatient beds and a surgical daycare unit.

Our surgeons also provide a number of outreach clinics and operating throughout the region. 

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What we do

We provide the following paediatric surgical & urology services for the children of Leicester and East Midlands.

General Surgery

Inguinal/umbilical herniae, undescended testis, foreskin pathologies, “lumps and bumps”

Thoracic Surgery

Oesophageal & lung pathologies, empyema, chest wall deformities, childhood breast disease

Abdominal Surgery

Gallstones, achalasia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation

Oncology Surgery

Wilm’s tumours*, neuroblastoma*, gonadal tumours, sacrococcygeal teratoma, lung tumours & vascular access *surgery performed collaboratively in Nottingham Children’s Hospital

Neonatal Surgery

Necrotising enterocolitis, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, oesophageal atresia, malrotation, intestinal atresia, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal, malformations, posterior urethral valves

Urology & Nephrourology 

Hypospadias, vesicoureteric reflux, pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO), renal calculi, bladder reconstruction surgery, neuropathic bladder, ambiguous genitalia surgery, uroflowmetry, urodynamics


We hold joint specialised clinics, transition clinics & MDTs to treat our patients with complex problems: 

Antenatal Counselling

Mr Haitham Dagash & Mr Ashok Rajimwale with feto-maternal & neonatalogy consultants

Endocrinology/DSD

Mr Ashok Rajimwale & Mrs Madhavi Kakade with Dr S Shenoy (Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist)

Gastro-intestinal MDT

Mr Bala Eradi & Mr Anthony Owen with Dr Anne Wilmott, Hemant Bhavsar & Dr Suchandra Pande (Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologists)

Urology Transition MDT

Mr Ashok Rajimwale & Mrs Madhavi Kakade with Mr Rae (Consultant Adult Urologist)

Oncology Clinic/MDT

Mr Khalid Elmalik with Paediatric Consultant Oncologists and weekly Solid Tumour MDT with East Midlands Children’s Oncology Group

Nephrourology MDT

Mr Ashok Rajimwale and Mrs Madhavi Kakade with Dr Angela Hall (Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist)

Nephroradiology MDT

Mr Ashok Rajimwale and Mrs Madhavi Kakade with Consultant Paediatric Radiologists

Neurogenic Bladder MDT

Mr Ashok Rajimwale and Mrs Madhavi Kakade with Specilaist Urology Nurses Mrs Jeni Senior & Mrs Kim Harvey


The Consultant Team 

At Leicester Children's Hospital there are 7 consultant paediatric surgeons of whom 2 are also paediatric urologists

Mr Ashok Rajimwale (Head of Department)

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon & Urologist with a specialist interest in antenatal counselling, hypospadias, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), neuropathic bladder & cloaca.

Mr Nitin Patwardhan

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with specialist interest in upper gastrointestinal surgery, childhood breast disease, short bowel syndrome & thoracic surgery.

Mr Haitham Dagash

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with specialist interest in upper gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery & antenatal counselling.

Mr Bala Eradi

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with specialist interest in colorectal surgery including IBD, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformation & cloaca.

Mr Anthony Owen

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with specialist interest in short bowel syndrome & colorectal surgery including IBD, Hirschsprung’s disease & anorectal malformation.

Mr Khalid Elmalik

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with specialist interest in oncology, vascular access & gastrointestinal surgery.

Mrs Madhavi Kakade

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon & Urologist with specialist interest in hypospadias, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) & neuropathic bladder.


The Children’s Specialist Nurse Team

Mrs Rachel Wade – Children’s Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Supports and manages the specialist nursing of bowel management including Peristeen enemas and Antegrade Continence Enemas (ACE) for constipation.

Mr Stephen Caldwell – Children’s Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Supports and manages the specialist nursing of bowel management including Peristeen enemas and Antegrade Continence Enemas (ACE) for constipation.

Mrs Jeni Senior – Children’s Urology Specialist Nurse

Leads and manages the specialist nursing of all aspects of urological dysfunction working closely with our Paediatric Urologists.

Mrs Kim Harvey – Children’s Urology Specialist Nurse

Supports and manages the specialist nursing of all aspects of urological dysfunction working closely with our Paediatric Urologists.