Head of the department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, physician of the highest qualification category
Address: Minsk, Nezavisimosti Avenue, 64, Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Pediatric Surgery”.
Telephones: (+375 017) 292-40-22, 292-41-51, 292-41-24
Department of Pediatric Surgery was founded at Belarusian State Institute of Advanced Medical Training in 1964 under supervision of professor Sergey Leonidovich Libov. The department was situated at 5th Minsk Clinical Hospital. In 1966 after major surgery with a long period of rehabilitation S.L.Libov had to finish his career as head of the department and moved to Leningrad.
From 1966 to 1988 the Department of Pediatric Surgery was headed by professor Oleg Severyanovich Misharev. From 1969 to 1988 he worked on a part-time basis there, because he also headed Department of Pediatric Surgery of Minsk State Medical University. In 1970 the department got a new base – Center of Pediatric Surgery of the 1st Minsk Clinical Hospital.
Professor O.S. Misharev paid a special attention to the development and improvement of surgery care rendered to children, especially newborns with heart congenital malformations and digestive tract malformations, to patients with peritonitis, acute hematogenous osteomyelitis and suppurative-septic diseases. A special attention was paid to the issues of postoperative preparations of patients with further intensive therapy. It was O.S.Misharev who initiated the opening of the first Pediatric Division of Intensive Therapy and Resuscitation in Belarus, which was situated at the Center of Pediatric Surgery. In 1975 under his initiative there was opened a special laboratory on the study of homeostasis in children with suppurative-septic diseases. The department carried out a huge scientific work, as evidenced by a large amount of scientific publications and defended theses.
At the beginning the following physicians worked at the department: professor L.E. Kotovich, associate professors Ch.V. Pristupa, V.D. Lapitsky, V.K. Zubovich. Afterwards, the following specialists started to work at the department: associate professors V.A. Ovcharenko, A.V. Dardynski, assistants G.I. Zakrevsky and V.M. Khomitch.
In 1975 at the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Belarusian Institute of Advanced Medical Training there had been organized a course of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Resuscitation. The first teachers of the course were associate professor V.K. Zubovich and assistant V.V. Kurek. Due to a huge interest to the issues of pediatric anesthesiology and resuscitation the staff of the course was extended. The following physicians started to work at the department: associate professor A.P. Vasiltseva, assistants I.N. Savateev, V.I. Zelyak, A.G. Torkachev, V.S. Ten. In 1989 on the base of the course there had been created the department which was headed by associate professor V.V. Kurek.
In 1988–1993 the Department of Pediatric Surgery of Belarusian Institute of Advanced Medical Training was headed by professor Leonid Evgenievich Kotovich, who was interested in the issues of thoracic and ulcer surgery of children.
In 1993 the Department of Pediatric Surgery was reorganized into the course, which became part of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Surgery (head of the department – Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor V.V.Kurek). Heads of the course of pediatric surgery were associate professor V.A. Ovcharenko, associate professor M.N. Korneliuk; V.V.Troyan and E.M.Kolesnikov worked as assistants, K.V. Drozdovsky worked as a laboratory assistant. In 2004 specialists of the department started to work at the Department of Emergency Surgery of BelMAPE (head of the department – Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor N.V. Zavada).
On the 9th of March, 2006, by the Order of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, there had been created the Department of Pediatric Surgery of BelMAPE (head of the department – Doctor of Medical Sciences, associate professor V.V.Troyan).
Specialists of the department carry out a huge clinical and consulting work, surgical interventions of the most complicated patients, including those with malformations of thoracic and abdominal cavities, anorectal area malformations, malformations of heart and magistral vessels. Staff of the department consults patients at divisions of Minsk Pediatric Surgical Center and Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital.
Specialists of the pediatric surgery course of BelMAPO took an active part in organization of Minsk Pediatric Cardiosurgery Center, afterwards some of the them started to work there. Also they continually took an active part in organization of arrival and work of a group of American cardiosurgeons headed by professor V. Novak, with whom the department has been collaborating until the present.
Specialists of the department took an active part in organization of the republican conferences and seminars on actual issues of pediatric surgery (Grodno, 2001, Mogilev, 2005 etc.). Continually, they took part and made reports at meeting of cardiosurgeons in Belarus, CIS countries and at international meetings of pediatric surgeons (Hamburg, 1993, Berlin 1993, Belostok 1999, 2005, Gdansk 2000, Riga 2000, 2006, Kaunas 2002, Vrotslav 2003, Tartu 2004, Lodz 2006).
Specialists of the department have worked out «Unified program of postgraduate training of specialists – pediatric surgeons». They are authors and co-authors of 4 monographs and 2 handbooks, 10 methodological recommendations and guidance manuals. Totally, more than 300 scientific works were published, more than 15 inventor's certificates have been received. For the whole period of department’s and course functioning 3 Doctoral (O.S. Misharev 1966, L.E. Kotovich 1976, V.V.Troyan 2004) and more than 20 Candidate’s theses have been protected.
Staff of the department has been constantly improving academic and pedagogical process and qualified surgical care rendered to children. They are actively developing issues of modern diagnostics and high-technology treatment of surgical diseases of children. Many specialists of the department have undergone training abroad (Russia, USA, Germany).
At present main directions of work of the specialists working at the department are connected with practically all issues of pediatric surgery, but first and utmost are the following ones: