the Paediatric Surgery Online Society


The Paediatric Surgery  Online Society  (P.S.O.N.S) is an online collaboration.
P.S.O.N.S  gathers together a network of paediatric surgeons all around the world. On our dedicated site, surgeons may
  • participate in discussion forums
  • create blogs to discuss their surgical experiences
  • author chapters and pages.

P.S.O.N.S will be  part of the Open Journal movement.

This resource is authored and reviewed by the online network of paediatric surgeons. P.S.O.N.S offers a new model for sharing knowledge.

Paediatric Surgery On line Society

Paediatric surgeons operate on children whose development ranges from the newborn stage through the teenage years. In addition to completing training and achieving board certification, pediatric surgeons complete two additional years of training exclusively in children’s surgery. They then receive special certification in the subspecialty of pediatric surgery.

What is the pediatric surgeon’s role in treating the child?

Pediatric surgeons are primarily concerned with the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of surgical problems in children. Some medical conditions in newborns are not compatible with a good quality of life unless these problems are corrected surgically.

These conditions must be recognized immediately by neonatologists, pediatricians, and family physicians. Pediatric surgeons cooperate with all of the specialists involved in a child’s medical care to determine whether surgery is the best option for the child.

What is the focus of pediatric surgery?

Pediatric surgeons utilize their expertise in providing surgical care for all problems or conditions affecting children that require surgical intervention. They participate in transplantation operations, and like most surgeons today, they use laparoscopic techniques for some operations.

They also have particular expertise in the following areas of responsibility:

Neonatal - Pediatric surgeons have specialized knowledge in the surgical repair of birth defects, some of which may be life threatening to premature and full-term infants.

Prenatal - Pediatric surgeons, in cooperation with radiologists, use ultrasound and other technologies during the fetal stage of a child’s development to detect any abnormalities. They can then plan corrective surgery and educate and get to know parents before their baby is born. Prenatal diagnosis may lead to fetal surgery, which is a new forefront in the subspecialty of pediatric surgery. Application of most fetal surgical techniques is still in the experimental stage.

Trauma - Because trauma is the number one killer of children in the United States, pediatric surgeons are routinely faced with critical care situations involving traumatic injuries sustained by children that may or may not require surgical intervention. Many pediatric surgeons are involved in accident prevention programs in their communities that are aimed at curbing traumatic injuries in children.

Pediatric Oncology - Pediatric surgeons are involved in the diagnosis and surgical care of children with malignant tumors as well as those with benign growths.

The Editorial Board &  Admins.

Mr Mariano Barbalace, M.D.   Italy, PMDC , Chief of Paediatric Surgery.

Mr Mirko Bertozzi, M.D. Chief of Paediatric Surgery, MIPS Service, Perugia, Italy

Mr Antonio Cutrupi, M.D. Italy, Pediatric Surgery Associates,Casa di Cura Le Betulle,Appiano G.Como.Italy,

Mr Giuseppe  Martucciello. M.D. Professor of Paediatric Surgery,Italy , University of Genoa, Italy.

Mr Chris Fearne, M.D. Consultant Paediatric Surgery, Malta, Mater Dei Hospital,Malta Gov.

Mr Todd A. Ponsky, M.D., F.A.C.S. Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Surgery Akron Children’s Hospital One Perkins Square Akron, OH 44308,USA.

Mr.Omar Kamlin,Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician Newborn Services & Newborn Research,Royal Women’s Hospital Locked Bag 300,Parkville VIC 3052, Australia.

Mr Henrik Steinbrecher BSc, MBBS, MS, FRCS(PAEDS) Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust  BAPES

Mr. Nunzio Catena,  M.D. ,Paediatric Orthopaedist, Ist.Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy

Mr Ashrarur Rahman Mitul,Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Dhaka Shishu(Children) Hospital & Bangladesh Institute of Child Health.

Mr.Paolo Casella, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery Head of Pediatric Surgery Department at CHLC EPE Hosp D Estefania – Lisboa

Mr Bruno Martínez-Leo M.D.,  Chief senior Resident.