Pediatric and adolescent medicine

Particularly during longer hospital stays, a lot is demanded of children. Thus, anyone who specialises in pediatric and adolescent medicine not only needs medical expertise, but above all empathy. And yet the professional versatility of pediatrics is enormous.

Pediatrics is the study of diseases of the organism of children and adolescents. It is concerned with developmental disorders and malformations of small patients - and with prevention and treatment. Children's bodies are in many ways different from those of adults, which is why the numerous sub-disciplines are also very diverse. They include pediatric cardiology, pediatric oncology, neuropediatrics, social pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

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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.

Paediatric specialist/paediatrician

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.

Learn more about our selection process

The Leading Medicine Guide's quality assurance is ensured by the following acceptance prerequisites.

  • At least 10 years of experience in medical treatment
  • Mastery of modern diagnostic and surgical procedures
  • Representative number of annual surgeries, treatments and therapies
  • Outstanding focus of treatment in their special field
  • Active member of a leading national medical society
  • Managerial position
  • Active participation in medical conferences, symposia etc.
  • Research and teaching
  • Reputation and recommendation
  • Quality management
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