About our department
The surgical procedures include repair of congenital malformations, transplant surgery, complex multidisciplinary surgery, trauma surgery, fetal therapy, and ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation treatment.
A long-term follow-up program for these patients is in place.
The department has two basic research programs:
- Lung development, BronchoPulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and developmental biology of the lung and diaphragm and genetics.
- The enteral nerve system Hirschsprung’s disease in collaboration with the department of Clinical Genetics.
Clinical studies and long-term follow-up research are focussed on congenital anatomical malformations.
- The third research program is experimental and clinical research in minimal access surgery.
- The fourth research concerns pediatric pharmacology and care research focussed on pain.
The overal aim is translational, clinical and long-term follow-up research on the treatment of Congenital Anatomical Anomalies to improve the outcome for these patients.
Research focus areas
- Translational research: developmental biology and genetics.
- Clinical research: colorectal, thoracic and vascular malformations
- Long-term follow-up and transition to adulthood.
- Pharmacology research in pain.
- Fetal diagnostic and therapy.
- Minimal Access Surgery.