What Are the Most Common Surgical Procedures for Babies?

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Here are a few of the common surgical procedures for babies:

  • Hernia Repair

Hernias occur when an organ or piece of tissue pushes through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias must be corrected soon after diagnosis else it can sometimes complicate. The surgeon makes a small incision, pushes the tissue back into place, repairs the defect, and closes the opening with stitches or surgical tape.

  • Hydrocele Surgery

A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac surrounding one or both of the testicles, which causes swelling and discomfort in the scrotum. This condition may disappear by itself by around one to one and a half years of age. After that, it definitely needs surgery to correct it. A pediatric surgeon is the best person to judge when to operate.

  • Tongue Tie Correction

If a baby has a tight frenulum (a tongue ligament), then he/she might have trouble latching on to the mother’s breast. Babies may also develop impaired speech due to this condition. A frenulectomy is a simple procedure that cuts the lingual frenulum and allows normal tongue movement, facilitating breastfeeding and speech development.

  • Undescended Testes

It is a condition in which one or both testes do not descend into the scrotum. It occurs in about 3 percent of full-term male infants and 30 percent of premature infants. Correction must be done by 7-8 months of age.

  • Circumcision

This is the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the head of the penis. Other than for religious reasons, it is performed in children who have very tight phimosis or who get repeated urinary tract infections.


Babies’ bodies and bones are very soft, so they can get injured easily. If a baby has a serious injury, surgery may be necessary to prevent permanent damage. Most of these surgeries are minimally invasive because babies’ bodies are small and easy to operate on. If you need more detail, reach out to the Best Pediatric Surgeon in Pune – Dr. Vishesh Dikshit.


About Dr. Vishesh Dikshit 

Dr. Vishesh Dikshit graduated from Govt. Medical College Calicut, Kerala, in 2004 with an MBBS degree in medicine. MS in General Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai, in 2012, and MCh in Pediatric Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai, in 2015.

He worked as a faculty and instructor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Sion Hospital for five years after completing his studies. He was actively involved in the care of a range of Pediatric and Neonatal surgical illnesses during his employment as a Lecturer and subsequently as an Associate Professor, and he continually improved his abilities, particularly in the field of Minimal Access Surgery.