The Pediatric Surgery Department performs over 1000 surgeries annually. The multi-disciplinary staff includes a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician, social worker, speech therapist and psychologist.
All operations are performed in modern operating rooms with a specialist pediatric anesthetist. To avoid major invasive surgery as much as possible, and to facilitate faster healing and recovery, surgeons often use laparoscopic techniques.
The department has expertise in many of the modern techniques of laparoscopic surgeries in treating different diseases. The department has extensive experience in treating infections of the chest cavity using video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), which shortens the period of patient hospitalization.
The department is situated on two floors of the Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital. Children are admitted to semi-private or private rooms depending on their medical condition. Each room includes a bathroom and shower and has a sofa bed for a parent's use should the child be hospitalized in the department overnight.
One visitor per child is allowed in the room between 09:00-20:00.
Recreation and play area
The fifth floor of the Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital has two classrooms for hospitalized children under the supervision of the Department of Education, including computers for advanced learning. There are a variety of toys and games for the children's enjoyment.