Pediatric and adolescent medicine - Further information
In the search for specialists in paediatric and adolescent medicine you will find medical experts for treatment and surgical intervention in the area of speciality of paediatrics. Your child is suffering from leukaemia and you need an expert in paediatric oncology? Or you are seeking an experienced paediatric cardiac surgeon for a heart operation? Here you will find selected specialists in paediatric and adolescent medicine.
A paediatric specialist, also known as a paediatrician, is responsible for the development of the infantile and adolescent organism and the treatment, prevention and treatment of its disorders. Measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, polio and whooping cough are among the best known childhood diseases.
Because paediatrics extends over the entire range of clinical medicine, paediatrics is classified in the subsections of paediatric haematology and oncology (the treatment of blood and cancer diseases in children), paediatric cardiology (the therapy of paediatric heart diseases), neonatology (the treatment of premature infants and sick infants), neuropaediatrics (diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the infantile nervous system).
In addition to professional surgical knowledge, paediatricians must also have knowledge of diagnostic procedures, as well as disease-related pre- and post-diagnostic treatment. To become a specialist in paediatric and adolescent medicine a physician must complete five years of advanced training.
Therapeutic range of services in paediatric and adolescent medicine
The therapeutic range of services of paediatric and adolescent medicine comprises, for the most part, neonatal intensive care, neonatal and premature infant surgery, abdominal surgery, paediatric traumatology, paediatric urology, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, tumour surgery, treatment of burns/scalds, craniosynostoses, laser therapy, functional diagnostics and therapies such as administration of blood substitutes, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, heat treatment.