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INTRODUCTION

The Division of Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Urology (the Division) in Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) is staffed by the Hong Kong Children's Hospital (HKCH). The Division, currently headed by Dr. Tam Yuk-him, provides comprehensive elective and emergency services in PWH. The Division also has out-patient specialist clinics in Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH). Staff of the Division perform duties in PWH, HKCH, PMH and TMH. The Division provides higher surgical training in paediatric surgery accredited by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

SERVICES

  • Emergency and general paediatric surgery
  • Paediatric hepatobiliary surgery
  • Paediatric gastrointestinal and anorectal surgery
  • Paediatric urology
  • Paediatric thoracic surgery
  • Paediatric endoscopy
  • Paediatric functional disorders in gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The first paediatric surgical centre in Hong Kong to adopt robotic technology in the standard practice of performing pyeloplasty for pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction in infants and children.
  • The first paediatric surgical centre in Hong Kong to introduce enhanced recovery pathway for hypospadias repair in children.
  • Pioneered in development of various minimally invasive surgical techniques in children such as laparoscopic excision of choledochal cyst and single incision laparoscopic surgery.
  • The first paediatric surgical centre in Hong Kong to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies on Helicobacter pylori infection, functional constipation and lower urinary tract symptoms in our paediatric population, and report the findings in high-impact journals.

RESEARCH  AREAS

  • Hypospadias surgery
  • Surgery in disorders of sex development and gonadal tumour risks
  • Robotic surgery in paediatric reconstructive urology
  • Treatment options and long-term outcomes in vesico-ureteric reflux
  • Timing of surgery in biliary atresia, and its long term outcomes
  • Surgery in choledochal cyst
  • Minimally invasive surgery in Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis and its biomarkers
  • Inguinal hernia and patent processus vaginalis
  • Bacteriology in acute appendicitis

PEOPLE
HA Staff
Dr TAM Yuk Him Consultant
Dr CHAN Kin Wai Edwin Consultant
Dr MOU Wai Cheung Jennifer Associate Consultant
Dr PANG Kit Yi Kristine Associate Consultant
Dr WONG Yuen Shan Sammi Associate Consultant
Dr TSUI Siu Yan Bess Resident Specialist
Dr WONG Hei Yi Vicky Resident Specialist
Dr TANG Yeuk Lam Michelle Resident
Dr YUNG Hoi Wing Minnie Resident
Dr LEE Long Yiu Joseph Resident
Dr YUEN Yit Won Angela Resident

GALLERY

Laparoscopic herniotomy

Laparoscopic excision of choledochal cyst

Laparoscopic assisted excision of Meckel's diverticulum

Combined laparoscopic perineal excision of sacrococcygeal teratoma

Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty in a 6-month-old infant

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Chan KWE, Lee KH, Wong HYV, Tsui SYB, Mou JWC, Tam YHP.
    Comparison of Characteristics and Outcomes in Antenatally and Postnatally Detected Choledochal Cyst in Infants and Young Children in a Laparoscopic Surgery Center.
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020 Jul 23. doi: 10.1089/lap.2020.0433.
  • Chan KWE, Lee KH, Wong HYV, Tsui SYB, Mou JWC, Tam YH.
    Impact of Age of Patient and Experience of Surgeon on the Outcome after Kasai Portoenterostomy: Can We Delay the Surgery?
    Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jul 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1713934.
  • Wong YS, Pang KKY, Ma ALT, Tong PC, Tam YH.
    A Standardized Technique of Laparoscopic Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter with Omentectomy and Closure of Patent Processus Vaginalis: A 3-in-1 Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach in Children.
    J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Oct 25:S0022-3468(19)30685-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.09.033.
  • Wong YS, Pang KKY, Tam YH.
    The Hypospadias Phenotype With A Distal Meatus In The Presence Of Distal Penile Penoscrotal Angle Fixation.
    Res Rep Urol. 2019 Sep 25;11:255-260. doi: 10.2147/RRU.S222868.
  • Wu YZ, Chan KYY, Leung KT, Lam HS, Tam YH, Lee KH, Li K, Ng PC.
    Dysregulation of miR-431 and target gene FOXA1 in intestinal tissues of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.
    FASEB J. 2019 Apr;33(4):5143-5152. doi: 10.1096/fj.201801470R.
  • Chan KWE, Lee KH, Wong HYV, Tsui SYB, Mou JWC, Tam YHP.
    Ten-Year Native Liver Survival Rate After Laparoscopic and Open Kasai Portoenterostomy for Biliary Atresia.
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019 Jan;29(1):121-125. doi: 10.1089/lap.2018.0350.
  • Wong YS, Tam YH, Pang KKY, Yau HC.
    Incidence and diagnoses of disorders of sex development in proximal hypospadias.
    J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Dec;53(12):2498-2501. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.08.010.
  • Wong YS, Pang KK, Tam YH.
    Hypospadias surgery in children: improved service model of enhanced recovery pathway and dedicated surgical team.
    Hong Kong Med J. 2018 Jun;24(3):238-244. doi: 10.12809/hkmj177039.
  • Tam YH, Pang KKY, Wong YS, Chan KW, Lee KH.
    From Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty to Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty in Primary and Reoperative Repairs for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in Children.
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2018 Aug;28(8):1012-1018. doi: 10.1089/lap.2017.0561.
  • Wong YS, Tam YH, Pang KKY, To KF, Chan SSC, Chan KW, Lee KH.
    Clinical heterogeneity in children with gonadal dysgenesis associated with non-mosaic 46,XY karyotype.
    J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Oct;13(5):508.e1-508.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.03.021.



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C O N T A C T   U S

Laparoscopic herniotomy

Laparoscopic excision of choledochal cysty

Laparoscopic assisted excision of Meckel's diverticulum

Combined laparoscopic perineal excision of sacrococcygeal teratoma

Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty in a 6-month-old infant