The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

Leeds Children’s Hospital surgical department is one of the most sub-specialised units in the UK. We deliver care for a wide range of Paediatric Surgery specialties including Neonatal Upper GI, Thoracics, Oncology, Lower GI, Hepatobiliary Surgery (one of only three UK units), Urology and minimally invasive surgery. 

We have our own equipment to perform Robotic surgery. We are a designated children’s Major Trauma Centre and work alongside colleagues in Liver and Renal Transplantation and in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. Our regional neonatal unit serves a large population and our throughput across all age groups is large as we provide a regional and supraregional service for Yorkshire and Humber and beyond.

  • Neonatal surgery - surgery for premature babies and those born with birth defects such as oesophageal atresia, anorectal malformations and sacrococcygeal teratoma 
  • Thoracic surgery - covering chest surgery (including airway surgery, oesophageal surgery, lung surgery, chest wall deformity surgery, tracheo-oesophageal surgery)
  • Abdominal surgery - including surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, rectal prolapse surgery, as well as neonatal conditions such as diaphragmatic hernia repair, malrotation, intestinal atresia, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformations)
  • Oncology - covering cancer surgery (including Wilm’s tumours, Neuroblastoma surgery, sacrococcygeal tumour surgery), lymphatic and arterio-venous malformations
  • Hepatobiliary surgery - only one of three centres in the UK that performs biliary atresia surgery, choledochal cyst surgery, gallbladder surgery) 
  • Urology (covering minor procedures such as circumcisions to more complex including hypospadias surgery, vesicoureteric reflux, pelvic ureteric obstruction surgery, renal stone surgery, bladder reconstruction surgery, ambiguous genitalia surgery).