Mr. MacCormack offers a full range of specialist paediatric surgical services for infants, children and young people up to the age of 16. Below, you’ll find a list of available services, with links to more information on each. It’s important that you have access to as much information about your child’s needs as possible. If you have any questions about any of these services, feel free to get in touch. There is no such thing as a silly question, and your worries and concerns will always be valued.
Mr. MacCormack is happy to release your child's tongue-tie. This can be done in the clinic but after about 3 months of age will require a general anaesthetic.
Umbilical hernia repair
Belly button hernias tend to resolve on their own by 3 - 4 years. If they persist Mr. MacCormack will repair these for your child.
Mr. MacCormack provides a range of advice and surgical treatment for the management of ingrown toenails in children and young adults.
Hydrocoele is caused by fluid collecting around the testis due to a persisting connection in the groin. If the hydrocoele is still present at age 3 years, then these would usually be repaired.
Inguinal hernia repair
Inguinal hernias in children can become stuck and compromise the gonads or the bowel. Mr. MacCormack will fix these on his next available operating list.
Mr. MacCormack provides circumcision for boys up to age 16 with tight or scarred foreskins (e.g. BXO).
Testes should be down by 3 months of age and if not Mr. MacCormack will ensure that corrective surgery is performed as soon as possible (ideally before 18 months of age).
A great alternative to circumcision in carefully selected boys is a preputioplasty. In this procedure Mr. MacCormack will widen your son's foreskin allowing him to pull it back more easily.
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Constipation is extremely common and thankfully usually easily managed if addressed in a timely manner. Mr. MacCormack has a special interest in managing severe constipation in children.
Epigastric hernia repair
Epigastric hernias are often small and can usually simply be observed. If your child's hernia is larger or causing significant discomfort Mr. MacCormack can repair this for them.
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Mr. MacCormack is a skilled paediatric endoscopist and uses flexible telescopes to help identify disease in the upper and lower gastro-intestinal tract.
Removal of dermoid cysts
Dermoid cysts are collections of different cells that are trapped under the skin. They are often found in the head, neck, or face, and most often around the eyes. These can rupture or get infected and therefore Mr. MacCormack will remove these through a small scar.