Pediatric surgery

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Pediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Pediatric surgery arose in the middle of the 20th century as the surgical care of Pediatrics advanced.

History[edit | edit source]

The first pediatric surgery department was established in the 1940s at the Boston Children's Hospital. The specialty has grown since then, with advancements in technology and techniques allowing for more complex procedures to be performed.

Types of Pediatric Surgery[edit | edit source]

There are several types of pediatric surgery, including:

Training and Certification[edit | edit source]

Pediatric surgeons are medical doctors who have had:

  • At least 4 years of medical school
  • Five years of general surgery
  • At least 2 years of residency in pediatric surgery

In the United States, pediatric surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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