PEDIATRIC SURGERY SECTION - RIYADH

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Overview:

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH & RC) is the referral center for high-risk pregnancy with antenatal diagnosis of surgical neonatal problems, oncological patients and for other complex congenital anomalies of pediatric age group, which all need a multidisciplinary teamwork action and advanced technology including Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery.  The hospital is also a major referral center for a full range of complicated surgical pediatric cases including patients who had surgical procedures somewher else.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH & RC) is the referral center for high-risk pregnancy with antenatal diagnosis of surgical neonatal problems, oncological patients and for other complex congenital anomalies of pediatric age group, which all need a multidisciplinary teamwork action and advanced technology including Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery.  The hospital is also a major referral center for a full range of complicated surgical pediatric cases including patients who had surgical procedures somewher else.

Total commitment to ensure that the needs of patients and their families always come first.  This will be achieved through the pursuit of continuous quality improvement of patient care through scientific knowledge, evidence-based research and clinical work, patient's education and integrated health care networks.

The Section of Pediatric Surgery supports the mission of KFSH & RC in providing the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the highest quality of tertiary medical care for all types of pediatric surgical diseases in a coordinated and balanced program through clinical practice, teaching and research, along with other related pediatric subspecialty

  • Computerization of our patients data for all surgical disease aiming for:
    • Database/Registry
    • Future clinical and research activity
    • Performance improvement
  • Yearly report of the section.
  • To share experience with international center regarding management of complex cases via telemedicine.
  • Establishing a section library unit.
  • Active participation in Outreach Program.
  • Section activity guide

Achievements: 

The section performs around 1700 procedures annually with major emphasis on pediatric oncology and congenital anomalies.  Many process management activities have been employed over the last few years to widen the scope of service and increase capacity.  The section have shortened the waiting list significantly through a robust and comprehensive discharge planning process, high rate of operating room utilization, high rate of bed utilization, improvement of surgical techniques, active case management, and standardization of our consultation process.  The quality of patient care is major component of our process management and we follow our performance to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care.     

Our pain management scheme is exemplary and reviewed periodically to minimize suffering after surgical procedures. Inpatient care flow is a focus of improvement and followed closely to ensure the best care delivered in a safe environment.  Our weekly grand round is one of the activities directed for the latter purpose.  The outpatient activities are periodically reviewed and high turn-over is enhanced with discharges and new patients’ acceptance. The multidisciplinary pediatric surgery team with members from services and departments involved in patient care is in charge of establishing new goals for the section and ensures our processes are applied and measures its success. New procedures are added to our list as needed and state-of-the art equipments are utilized to serve our population.

The section members are involved in an active continuous medical education program with weekly presentations and daily clinical discussions pertaining to our patients.  Research activities are encouraged and members of the section are involved in many projects approved by our IRB committee at the hospital. A new research plan for the section is being prepared and submitted for approval by the department with major focus on trainees involvement in research projects.  

Unification of consultation process to ensure timely attendance to patients and their care.

 Movement of all circumcision procedures to the DAY SURGERY scheme since its operations were expanded (up to 11 PM).  This has  improved our bed utilization significantly.

Continue the adoption of a “0-waiting list” role: all accepted patients are booked for admission or clinic appointment instantly and cancelled cases are rebooked at the time of cancellation.

 

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