Paediatric 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.

Paediatric 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 with the intention of providing quality surgical care to the children in the Mysuru region. The Division of Paediatric 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 three qualified Paediatric Surgeons and great support staff. The Department offers the complete gamut of paediatric surgical and paediatric 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 the Mysuru region.

The department is actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate training. The department is working constantly for the betterment of child care and is planning to start MCh Paediatric Surgery Training programme by 2016.


  • 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 Paediatric surgery
  • Update surgical techniques/procedures continually

The Team:

Dr ANIL KUMAR MG – Professor & Head of the Department
He has seventeen years of experience in Paediatric 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 Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Bangalore, and has been in JSS Hospital for the last fourteen years building the department from its infancy.

Dr R KIRTHY PRAMOD – Assistant Professor
He was trained in Chennai at the famous CHILDS Trust Hospital and nearly ten years of experience in Paediatric Surgery. After training, he worked in Hyderabad at Rainbow Children’s hospital, later at JIPMER Pondicherry. He has been with JSS Hospital for the last one and half years and has helped in the expansion of the department.

Dr RAGHUNANDAN B – Assistant Professor
He was trained at the famed and reputed St Johns Hospital in Bangalore. Having nearly four years of experience in Paeditric Surgery, he was a consultant at Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore. He recently joined the Paediatric Surgery division of JSS Hospital.

Service Provided:

Neonatal Surgery

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

General Paediatric Surgery

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

Paediatric Urology / Genital Surgery

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

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

Paediatric 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 paediatric laparoscopic instruments.