Pediatric Surgery


Don’t treat children as mini adults, because they are not.

They cannot say what is bothering them nor can they answer questions asked by the doctor. They are impatient during examination and are always not cooperative during the check-up. Hence they will need special care and attention by the treating doctors and not every other doctor. Kids who need medical attention need specialists who can make them relaxed and cooperative with them to make right diagnosis at right time. JSS Hospital has one of the best teams exclusively for paediatric surgery.

Pediatric surgery at JSS Hospital has a history of nearly a decade and half. It was started as a separate unit under surgery in the year 2001 by Dr. Anil Kumar M G, to provide quality surgical care to required children in Mysuru region. The Division of Pediatric Surgery today provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for neonates, infants, children and adolescents with congenital anomalies and acquired conditions of the head and neck, chest wall and thorax, abdomen, gastro-intestinal tract, genitourinary system and extremities. Special supportive services and facilities include Neonatal/Pediatric/Burns ICU along with immediate attention in trauma center.

The department, under the guidance of Dr. Anil Kumar M G, has grown from a small unit to a full-fledged department consisting of two qualified pediatric surgeons and a great supporting staff. The Department offers complete gamut of pediatric surgical and pediatric urological services including minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, abdominal and cancer surgeries for children from infancy to adolescence. Our division performs an average of 700 operative cases each year. Antenatal counselling services are also provided.

The maximum number of emergency bronchoscopy and foreign body removals in children with foreign body (peanut, whistles, peas, pen caps, carrot pieces, etc.) aspirations have been done in this department over the last decade in all the surrounding districts as this service is not available for children anywhere else in and around Mysuru District.

The department is actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate training. The department is working constantly for the betterment of child care.


    • Reduce the psychological trauma of children undergoing surgery
    • Ensure a safe, child-friendly “home-away-from-home” environment
    • Strive to gain the trust and confidence of the parents
    • Strive towards improving the Benchmarked high standards
    • Maintain the application of international guidelines in the practice of pediatric surgery
    • Update surgical techniques/procedures continually

The Team

Dr. ANIL KUMAR MG – Professor & Head of the Department
He has 17 years of experience in Pediatric Surgery and was trained under eminent surgeons of Mumbai, at the renowned Wadia Children’s Hospital (under G S Seth Medical College, Mumbai). He has previously worked at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru and is working at the JSS Hospital from 14 years, building the department from its infancy.

Dr. SUDHAMSHU K C – Assistant Professor
He was trained at the famed and reputed St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru. Having nearly six years of experience in Peditric Surgery, he worked at the St. John’s Hospital, Bengaluru, before joining  the Pediatric Surgery Department in JSS Hospital.

Service Provided

Neonatal Surgery

  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Imperforate anus
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • NEC
  • Intestinal Atresias
  • Gastroscisis/Examphalos
  • Posterior Urethral Valves

General Pediatric Surgery

  • Hernia and hydrocele
  • Circumcison
  • Undescended testis (empty scrotum)
  • Appendicitis
  • Thyroid and thyroglossal cyst

Pediatric Urology / Genital Surgery

  • Hypospadias / Epispadias
  • PUJ (Pelvi-ureteric Junction) Obstructions
  • Ureteric Reimplantations for Vesico-Ureteric Reflux (VUR) and obstructed Mega-Ureters
  • Bladder Outlet obstruction
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Neurogenic bladder

Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy

  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision
  • Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy

Paediatric Oncology

  • Abdominal masses (tumors of the kidney and urinary tract)
  • Tumors of the digestive system
  • Tumors of genital organs
  • Cystic hygromas
  • Cervical masses and fistulas

Paediatric Thoracic Surgery

  • VATS
  • Thoracotomy and lobectomies for thoracic masses
  • Therapeutic Bronchoscopy & Foreign Body removals
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • V-P Shunts for Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Meningocele and Myelomeningocele repairs
  • Encephalocele Repairs

Pediatric Emergencies

  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Appendicitis
  • Intussusception
  • Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
  • Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Pediatric Trauma

  • Accidents necessitating surgery.

Neonatal Surgery and Prenatal Counselling

After coordination with the obstetrician, prenatal counselling is provided to clarify the medical situation with the parents. Collaboration with different sub-specialties takes place to ensure a successful and safe delivery and post delivery management.

Operation theatres at JSS Hospital are equipped with the latest technology and equipment including all pediatric laparoscopic instruments.

The department actively participates in medical innovation to enable frugal low cost application for Indian population. Special clinics are planned for Paediatric Urlogy and Gender clinic and Spina Bifida clinic.