пн, 09/05/2011

The pediatric surgeon

Children are operated differently than adults. This already starts with the diagnosis: Where does it really hurts? Children can not articulate so well and can easily be influenced by the doctors questions.

Therefore, Gert Pistor, one of the few specialized pediatric surgeons in Berlin, scans the childs body with one hand while with the other he operates an ultrasound device to verify the details of the child. During the analysis he never wears his white coat to avoid building a distance to the young patients.

Some 1,000 of them, he annually operates in the Waldkrankenhaus, in a hospital in the town of Brandenburg or in an ambulatory surgery center. The most common cases he attends to are malformations in newborns and - for older children - inguinal or umbilical hernia, undescended testicles, phimosis or protruding ears. Pistor's patients are referred to him by pediatricians. He also is an instructor with DEGUM the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.

Read the original article (in German) here.