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  • Dr. K.L.N Rao

    Surgeon - Pediatrics

    Dr. K.L.N Rao

    MBBS, MS (Surgery- PGI, Chandigarh),MCH (Pediatric Surgery- PGI, Chandigarh), FACS, FAMS

    42 years in Pediatric Surgery out of which 20 years as Head of the Department in PGI, Chandigarh, an Institute of National Importance in India. Set up the Department of Pediatric Surgery in Advanced Pediatrics Center in 1998. Conducted many operative teaching workshops on Anorectal malformations, Pediatric Trauma, Exstrophy of Bladder and DEFLUX injection Techniques for trainees from all over the country.

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Paediatric Surgery

Around 8 out of 1000 babies are born with disorders of heart, lungs and are ailing at birth. They require special care and intervention at very early stage. The paediatric surgeons are skilled in rendering quality care and treating various disorders such as Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Paediatric Trauma Surgery and some complex surgeries of Gastrointestinal conditions, Thoracic, Paediatric Urology, Paediatric Laparoscopy, Hypospadias, Spinal Dysraphism, Hydrocephalus including some tumours of the head, chest, neck, pelvis and abdomen. The team works closely with other specialties to provide a better and healthy life to the little ones.

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  • Pediatric Surgeons of International Repute: Bedi Hospital has a team of pediatricians and pediatric surgeons that have worked and trained in hospitals of international recognition. Dr (Prof) KLN Rao – Ex Director Pediatric Surgery (PGI Chandigarh ) is in the team of pediatricians.
  • Leaders in Minimal Invasive Surgery: The pediatric surgeons specialize in performing surgeries laparoscopically, ensuring that your child gets minimal cuts, no scars, faster recovery, less chances of infection and blood loss.
  • Expertise in Scarless Surgery: The pediatric surgeons at Bedi Hospital specialize in performing surgeries that leave no scars on the body of the child post surgery.
  • Use of latest technology: The team of child specialists and pediatric surgeons are equipped with the best technology for surgical interventions and postoperative care in the Pediatric ICU.
  • Fully equipped Neonatal ICU: Bedi Hospital has the best Neonatal ICU (NICU) in the Tricity. The level III Units are equipped with the best technology, ventilators and emergency care support to provide the best monitoring and care to your babies and children.

The team of child specialists, pediatrician and pediatric surgeons specialize in the following surgeries on children and babies. They have the expertise to perform major surgeries, complex surgeries, trauma surgeries and congenital defect surgeries for children and neonates. Their areas of expertise include:

Neonatal Surgeries:

  • Imperforate anus
  • Neonatal intestinal obstruction
  • Oesophageal atresia

Pediatric Surgical Gastroenterology:

  • Choledochaycysts
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Liver swellings

Pediatric Urology:

  • Hydronephrosis – UPJ obstruction
  • Vesico ureteral reflux (VUR)
  • Posterior urethreal valves
  • Megaureter
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Extra hepatic porteal hypertension
  • Splenomegaly
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Anovestibular fistula
  • Clocal anomaly

Pediatric Trauma:

  • Abdmonial injuries
  • Kidney/bladder injuries
  • Chest injuries

Exstrophy of Bladder:

  • Rectal bladder creation – internal diversion

DEFLUX Injection: For vesicoureteral reflux

Antenatal Counselling: For any congenital abnormalities detected antenatally

Common paediatric surgical problems:

  • Hernia in children
  • Undescended testis
  • Urine control problem

Executive Summery

Dr. KLN Rao is a former Professor Head, Department of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh (tenure 20 years). He has 40 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in Pediatric Surgery / Pediatric Urology and had set up the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Advanced Pediatrics Center at PGI, which serves as a tertiary child care center for the entire North India.

Dr. Rao has performed more than 300 pediatric surgeries for portal hypertension (blood vomiting) and 1,050 surgeries for hydronephrosis (kidney swelling), the highest in the world by any surgeon. He is a pioneer in Pediatric Surgery, who has performed more than 800 surgeries of children with urinary tract infection and 550 cases of the posterial urethral valve. He has received three prestigious Oration Awards and seven Awards / Gold Medals from the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons.

Academic Honours

University First Rank

Best Research Award (Gold Medal)

Best Research Award (Gold Medal) winner at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. The X-ray technique described is routinely practiced all over the world.

International Guest Scholar Of American College Of Surgeons

It is one of the seven scholarships distributed on a worldwide basis. Visited various Children's Hospitals at San Francisco, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston in U.S.A and Toronto in Canada. Participated in an exchange of knowledge and delivered guest lectures.

President, Indian Association Of Pediatric Surgeons

Editor-In-Chief Of Journal Of Indian Association Of Pediatric Surgeons (JIAPS)

The Journal was indexed in PubMed during this tenure.

National & International Awards

  • Merit Certificate for best service in Pediatric Surgery by King Fahad Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS)
  • IAPS- ETHICON Visiting Professor Award
  • IAPS Puran Chand Gupta Memorial Award
  • M.S. Ramakrishnan Oration Award
  • Dr. K.C. Sogani Gold Medal for Life Time Achievements
  • Asopa – Wakhlu Oration Award –by U.P.- Uttarakhand Chapter of IAPS
  • Calicut. International Medical Sciences Academy – Dr. K.N. Rao Oration Award
  • Leelawati Upadhyaya Gold Medal of Asian Society for Paediatric Urology, New Delhi
  • Dr. T. Dorairajan Gold Medal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 2015 in recognition of Life Time Service in India.

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