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Pediatric Digestive and General Surgery Unit

In the Pediatric General and Digestive Surgery Unit, belonging to the Pediatric Surgery Service, we try to provide a solution to all surgical pathology related to the abdomen, groin and digestive system that may affect pediatric age. The Unit is made up of Dra. Begoña San Vicente, Dra. Session Santiago, Dr. Joshua Eduardo Betancourth and Dr. Javier Jiménez.

Most common pathologies:

  • Appendicitis and peritonitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Digestive duplications
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Surgical indications on the spleen
  • Intestinal invagination
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diseases of the gastroesophageal junction (gastroesophageal reflux and achalasia)
  • Anorectal pathology
  • Pathology of the omphalomesenteric duct (Meckel's diverticulum)
  • Pancreatic pathology
  • Mesentery cyst and omentum
  • Umbilical and uracal cysts
  • Esophageal motility disorders and foreign body extraction (digestive endoscopy)
  • Breast disorders. Gynecomastia.