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Corona Virus announcement
Appointments by Video conference - DIRECT BILLED TO MEDICARE. In-person appointments by arrangement if needed. Pandemic precautions will be in place in the waiting room. We will be operating with single-families at a time, disinfectant cleaning of surfaces between patients.
Dr Jill has been conducting video conference appointments with remote, interstate and overseas patients for 30 years. Video conference is a great tool to obtain medical advice and can be supplemented by digital photographs if necessary, this procedure is even more beneficial given what is happening throughout Australia at this time. The likely medical diagnosis is most often formulated from a thorough medical history. It is acknowledged that the video meeting does not fully replace in-person consultations and physical examination, and this can be arranged if required. The timing of this will depend on medical urgency. If you would like advice, reassurance or to arrange your child's elective surgery to take place soon after pandemic resolution please contact us.
Providing Specialist Medical Services to Children
Dr Jill is a consultant paediatric surgeon located in Perth and offering more than two decades of experience working with some of Australia’s youngest and most vulnerable patients. She provides advice and assistance regarding a wide range of paediatric and neonatal cases in which surgery is required, with telemedicine consultations available to those living in rural and interstate areas or even overseas.
If your child is ill or in need of routine surgery, it’s of the utmost importance that you seek out a doctor who specialises in working with younger patients. Dr Jill has many years’ experience working with neonatal patients and performing paediatric surgery. She also serves as a consultant in both public and private hospitals.
If your child requires the services of a paediatric surgeon in Perth, look no further than Dr Jill Orford. Her background and experience provide parents and guardians with confidence. Likewise, you can rest assured that your child will receive caring and compassionate service at the hands of a professional who stays up to date on the latest advances in medicine.
It’s important to note that paediatric surgeons such as Dr Jill are distinct from paediatricians. A paediatrician is a specialist doctor for treatment of medical conditions in younger patients. This is a doctor who can provide general paediatric advice and conduct routine procedures that a child may need.
Dr Jill is classified as a paediatric surgeon, which means that she provides a more specialised form of care. If your child has an illness or injury that requires surgery, then you’ll want to find a paediatric surgeon in Perth with ample experience.
It’s important to note that surgical problems overseen by paediatric surgeons like Dr Jill are markedly different from those experienced by adults. Young patients have small and often fragile bodies, and operating upon them requires special training. With that in mind, Dr Jill is available on a consulting basis for surgical paediatric cases in Perth and greater WA
Paediatric Surgical Services Available in Perth
If your child is in need of surgery or the attention of a paediatric surgeon in Perth, contact Dr Jill Orford. She consults with patients from many prestigious hospitals and is available to assist with both routine surgical operations as well as more serious cases.
Here is a brief list of the various conditions with which Dr Jill can assist:
Tongue-tie: a condition present from birth that affects the child’s ability to eat, speak and swallow by restricting the tongue’s movement
Skin lumps: including subcutaneous lesions and other issues with the skin that require surgical removal
Hypospadias: a condition in which a baby boy’s urethral opening is located on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip
Undescended testes: a condition in which a new-born baby boy’s testes have not descended from the abdomen into their proper position in the scrotum
Inguinal hernias: the protrusion of soft tissue through a weak point in the abdominal wall
Infantile hydroceles: the accumulation of fluid around one or both testes of a young male
Umbilical hernias: a hernia that results when part of the intestine protrudes through the abdominal muscles via the umbilical opening
Congenital anomalies: anomalies and defects present from birth that could severely affect the health of a child
Neonatal surgery: a sub-specialty of paediatric surgery for very young children and new-born babies
As you can see, many of the problems and conditions listed above are quite serious and therefore require the attention of a specialist. For cases like these, Dr Jill is standing by to assist. Early and urgent appointments can be arranged, with access available to public and private hospitals.
Dr Jill conducts circumcisions for infant and older boys. However, it should be noted that circumcisions are only performed in hospital as an operation. She does not perform the so-called ‘quick snip’ on newborn babies.
Circumcisions are carried out under general anaesthesia after the baby turns six months of age. Parents benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their child is under the care of a highly qualified paediatric surgeon with many years of experience performing circumcisions in Perth.
Other Specialist Paediatric Care Available in Perth
Dr Jill is also able to conduct hepatobiliary surgery for very young children. This is a type of surgical treatment for diseases of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. This applies to both malignant and benign conditions (such as gallstones). Given the tiny scale of a newborn baby’s internal organs and systems, it’s essential that a qualified paediatric surgeon such as Dr Jill oversee the procedure.
She is also qualified to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which is carried out with the assistance of extremely thin instruments and a video camera. Laparoscopic surgery is sufficiently complex and challenging when carried out on adults. As such, these procedures require even more care and attention when conducted on very young children. Only a paediatric surgeon should handle such cases.
Antenatal Counselling for Families in Perth
It may be necessary to discuss birth defects detected before the baby is even born. In this case, Dr Jill can provide antenatal counselling if surgery is required after birth.
A Highly Qualified Paediatric Surgeon in Perth
Given her extensive experience serving as a paediatric surgeon in Perth, Dr Jill is also an excellent candidate for those in need of long-distance care (i.e. telehealth). She is also available for legal consultations as a medicolegal expert.
If your child is need of the care and attention of paediatric surgeon in Perth, please don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr Jill Orford for further consultation.