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Severance Hospital opened its Department of Pediatric Surgery in 1975, which was the first pediatric surgical service in Korea exclusively dedicated to pediatric surgery. At present, the Department sees approximately 1000 pediatric surgical cases every year.
Neonatal disease, including anorectal malformation, esophageal atresia, small bowel atresia, Hirschsprung's disease, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and pediatric diseases that include defecation difficulty and malignant tumors are treated through a separate specialized clinic. Day surgery is also available for inguinal hernia, undescended testicle, and benign mass cases.
Specialized Procedures and State-of-the-Art Facilities