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Paediatric surgery

What we do

We treat a wide range of common conditions, such as undescended testes and abdominal wall hernias, that require elective (planned) operations. We perform both open and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery on children from infancy to adolescence.

We have specialised multidisciplinary referrals clinics for:

  • hepatobiliary (liver and gall bladder) surgery, including liver tumours
  • pancreatic surgery
  • short bowel syndrome
  • congenital thoracic conditions (chest disorders that children are born with)
  • newborn (neonatal) surgery.

We also run:

  • an Adolescent Obesity Clinic
  • a clinic three times a week for newborns with tongue tie and feeding difficulties run by breast feeding counsellors and surgeons.
  • surgical outreach clinics, which are held at Medway Maritime Hospital and Maidstone Hospital
  • antenatal counselling services for women whose unborn babies have conditions requiring surgery. We run this together with the Harris Birthright Centre.

We also provide support for regional children’s cystic fibrosis and sickle cell services. In addition, we have a tertiary referral service for newborn and general children’s surgical emergencies.


Third floor, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

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Conditions we treat

Paediatric surgery treats conditions including hernias, phimosis, gall stones, abdominal pain, appendicitis, tongue tie, general childhood surgical problems, empyema and urology.

What is required before referring a patient

No clinical requirements.

Booking a patient at King’s

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can make routine referrals by phoning the Paediatric Surgical Secretary on 020 3299 3350.

Emergency Referrals

To make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For emergency referrals, contact the on-call Paediatric Surgical SpR via King’s main switchboard on 020 3299 9000.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Mr Niyi Ade-Ajayi Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Prof Mark Davenport Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Miss Rania Kronfli Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Miss Melania Matcovici P Surgical Registrar
Dr Ancuta Muntean Locum Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Mr Anindya Niyogi Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Mr Shailesh Patel Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Mr Dinahar Rathnaraj Senior Clinical Fellow
Miss Amelia Smith Surgical CNS