Pediatric Surgical Endoscopy
Endoscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery. An endoscope is a long, thin tube with a camera attached to the end. We use specialized types of endoscopes for different procedures, allowing us to perform effective, precise surgeries that result in less pain and a shorter recovery.
At Children’s National Hospital, we routinely perform surgical endoscopy procedures as part of our commitment to using the least invasive surgery possible for your child.
Types of Endoscopic Surgery
Endoscopic surgery is a broad term that encompasses many different types of surgical procedures. The goal of any endoscopic procedure is to access the operating area using either an existing entryway to the body (such as the nose) or through small incisions. This avoids the need for a large incision. The type of endoscope we use depends on where we need to operate.
Common endoscopic procedures include:
- Bronchoscopy for lungs.
- Colonoscopy for the large intestine.
- Laparoscopy for the abdominal and pelvic area. Learn more about neonatal laparoscopic surgery.
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for the esophagus and stomach. Learn more about esophageal surgery.
- Thoracoscopy for chest and thoracic cavity procedures.
Dr. Kshama Kulkarni
Dr. Kshama Kulkarni is a specialist Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatric Urologist and ped.laparoscopic Surgeon in Pune and has an experience of over 18 years in these fields.