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Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda
Colostomy Closure · Hypospadias
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Av. d'Ouchy 31, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda is a specialist in pediatric surgery at Klinik Birshof. Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda is a Doctor of Medicine graduate of the University of Lausanne. Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda finished her internship in pediatric and general surgery from the same school, the University of Lausanne. Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda received her Inter-University Diploma in Pediatric Urology from Necker and Nantes Universities. The key competences of Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda are pediatric urology (congenital malformations of the urinary tract), minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy/robot-assisted surgery), and specialized regenerative medicine (hypospadias). Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda was formerly an accredited physician at Clinique Bois-Cerf. Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda is also a member of the FMH (Swiss Medical Association) and the SSCP (Swiss Society of Paediatric Surgery). Dr. Kalitha Pinnagoda is an expert in the fields of colostomy closure and hypospadias. Hypospadias It is a congenital condition where the opening of the urethra is located on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. It is a common condition affecting about 1 in 200–300 males and is usually identified at birth. The severity of hypospadias can vary widely. In some cases, the opening may be located near the tip of the penis, while in more severe cases, it may be located at the base of the penis or even further back, near the scrotum. Surgery is the main treatment for hypospadias, and the goal of surgery is to create a normal-looking penis with a urethral opening at the tip. The surgery is typically performed when the child is between 6 and 18 months old. In some cases, a second surgery may be needed to achieve the desired result. Colostomy Closure It is a surgical procedure to reverse a colostomy, which is a surgical procedure that diverts part of the colon through an opening in the abdominal wall to create an opening called a stoma. This procedure is typically done when a patient has a bowel obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, or trauma to the colon. The colostomy closure procedure involves reattaching the divided ends of the colon and closing the abdominal incision. The patient will need to follow a special diet and bowel preparation regimen before the procedure and will typically need to stay in the hospital for a few days after the procedure to monitor for complications. Recovery from colostomy closure can take several weeks and may involve some discomfort, pain, or swelling. Patients will need to follow their surgeon's instructions for wound care and activity limitations during the recovery period.