Division of Pediatric Surgery
In 1990, Dr. Chih-Chun Chu went
to the War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town and learned from Professor Sidney
Cywes. Dr. Chu returned in 1991 and soon in charge of the division after Dr. Hsu
left the army four months later. The technique of early stabilization of
congenital diaphragmatic hernia, post-operative pain-control, esophageal
reconstruction with colon interposition, laparoscopic procedures,
bronchoscopic and other endoscopic procedures, and pediatric urology were
introduced into this division. During this period, two pediatric surgeons,
Dr. GY Diau and Dr. MC Wu have been trained at this division. Dr. Wu left for
the Navy General Hospital
after the two-year training course. Dr. Chu promoted as an associated
professor in 1995 and Dr. Diau as a lecturer in 1997. In the same year, Dr.
Diau published the first textbook of pediatric surgery in this country and
then went to Cornell
University for a Ph.D.
degree. Dr. Chen Ke-chi joined us as a trainee. In 2000, Dr. Chao HM joined
us as a resident, and Dr. Lu ZS from the Taoyuan Army General Hospital
also joint us for pediatric surgical training. In the same year, the hospital
moved to Neihu, and the operating room, pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU are all
The Division of Pediatric Surgery is now a well-established center of
pediatric surgery in Taipei Metropolis. Pediatric abdominal surgery, surgical
gastroenterology, chest surgery, pediatric urology, surgery for congenital
anomalies, neonatal surgery, surgical oncology are all included in our
services. Recently, laparoscopic surgical procedures and other endoscopic
procedures are regularly performed. We foresee a strong team working together
with other surgeons and pedictricians and make this center better ever.
Furthermore, we are currently conducting several clinic research projects.