Paediatric Surgery

Contact Information
Telephone: (852) 2255 3549
Fax: (852) 2817 3155
Scope and Service

The Division of Paediatric Surgery is the oldest and most established paediatric surgical centre in Hong Kong. Over the years, the Division has grown from strength to strength and is now well recognised as an international centre of high repute. Paediatric surgery is a broad specialty which is defined by age rather than by organ systems. Our specialist surgeons operate on congenital anomalies of the newborn and major conditions in infants and children including neoplasms, hepatobiliary diseases, gastrointestinal conditions, thoracic anomalies, major trauma, and paediatric urology

In addition to providing general paediatric surgical care to Hong Kong West, the Division is the tertiary centre of specialist paediatric surgery for a network of hospitals covering Hong Kong Island and Kowloon including Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital. It acts as a supra-tertiary referral centre for a number of rare complex conditions and procedures including liver transplantation, paediatric endosurgery, paediatric urology for hospitals outside the network. Patients are also regularly referred to the Division from the private sector, self-referrals and from outside Hong Kong.

Areas of Clinical Excellence

In addition to a comprehensive paediatric surgical service, the Division has surgeons with special expertise and reputation in the following areas:

  • Minimal invasive surgery including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and Da Vinci Robotic system
  • Hepatobiliary diseases such as biliary atresia, choledochal cyst and liver neoplasms
  • Liver transplantation – we are the only paediatric liver transplantation centre in Hong Kong and is one of the best worldwide
  • Gastrointestinal conditions such as Hirschsprung's disease and anorectal malformations. It is a pioneering centre for the laparoscopic procedure
  • Short gut syndrome – comprehensive management with multi-disciplinary approach
  • Thoracic diseases such as congenital pulmonary airway malformation (we have one of the largest series of thoracoscopic lobectomies in children in the world) and pectus excavatum
  • Paediatric urology
  • Paediatric oncology including neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma and Wilm’s tumour
  • Obesity – we have newly established a multi-disciplinary team to tackle this increasing problem

Facilities
In-patients

Purpose-built paediatric surgical wards in K15.

Operating theatres

Modern and well-equipped theatres for minimal invasive surgery.

Out-patients
  • Public - New referral and follow-up and specialist clinics: every Wednesday pm and Friday am
  • Private - 2/F, Professorial Block, QMH (by appointment, Tel: 2255 4616)
Special investigations
  • Paediatric gastrointestinal physiology centre, including 24-hour pH and impedence study oesophageal manometry; ano-rectal manometry with biofeedback
  • Video-urodynamics and urotherapy
Networking arrangements
  • Antenatal Clinic (with obstetricians) at Tsan Yuk Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital
  • Combined clinic and ward rounds at Kwong Wah Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
  • Pressure garment clinic at Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital
  • Feeding Clinic and ward round at Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital and Caritas Medical Centre
  • Combined clinic (with paediatricians and radiologists) for vascular malformation at Queen Mary Hospital

Clinical Attachment

The Division can offer attachments for surgeons who are interested. For further information please contact Dr. Kenneth Kak-Yuen Wong via email: [email protected].

Beyond Hong Kong

We have been active in the development paediatric surgeons in China since 2007 through the provision of laparoscopic and scientific writing workshops in various cities. We have trained over 2,500 surgeons so far.

Patient Support Group

In 2014, we established the first ever Paediatric Surgery Patient Support Group in Hong Kong and hope to create a warm community for our patients and their families. By organising various events and gatherings, we aim to encourage children, families and hospital staff to get together for learning, information sharing and emotional support, hoping to help families cope with the patient’s medical condition, as well as promote better mental and physical wellbeing.

For more information about joining our group and to get updates on our most recent events, please contact the Dr. Patrick Ho-Yu Chung at [email protected].

Patient Support Group
Division Chief

Dr. Kenneth Kak-Yuen WONG黃格元

Professor Stephen Wing-Keung CHENG

Clinical Associate Professor 

  • MBChB(Edin), PhD(Lond), FRCS(Edin), FRCSEd(Paed), FCSHK, FHKAM(Surgery)
phone (852) 2255 4850
email  [email protected]
email  HKU Scholar Hub
Staff List
Name Title Position Staff types Telephone Email
Professor Paul Kwong-Hang TAM
譚廣亨
Division member Chair Professor Academic staff (852) 2255 4850 [email protected]
Dr. Patrick Ho-Yu CHUNG
鍾浩宇
Division member Clinical Assistant Professor Academic staff (852) 2255 4069 [email protected]
Dr. Hau-Yee CHAN
陳巧兒
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff --- ---
Dr. Chin-Tung LAU
劉展彤
Division member Associate Consultant Hospital Authority staff --- ---