Paediatric Plastic, Hand & Reconstructive Surgery
Welcome to the department of Plastic , Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children. Ours is the only Paediatric Plastic surgery unit in Sri Lanka and has been serving the children since 2003 . We see children with a wide range of problems, both present at birth (congenital) or developed later eg . Trauma( Accidents) and Burns. Our vision is to provide clinical excellence in the field of paediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery.
We are proud to be the most comprehensive Multidiciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery team providing high quality care to 280-300 newborns per year. We are the only paediatric burns unit in Sri Lanka serving the entire country. Our services are enhanced by expert collaboration with Orthopaedic surgery, ENT, Paediatric surgery and Radiology.
Our medical team comprises of two consultants, two senior registrars, five medical officers supported by a specialised nursing team, speech and language therapist, hand and occupational therapist and junior staff.
Dr. Romesh Gunasekera Consultant Plastic Surgeon – Clinical Lead
Dr. Arunajith Amarasekera Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Other Members of Multidisciplinary Cleft Team
Dr Sriyani Basanayake Consultant Orthodontics
Prof. Deepthi de Silva Clinical Genetics
Dr Harris Pathirage Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Saman Yasawardene
|Name of Consultant||Speciality||Ward||Clinic Room||Day of the week|
|Dr. Romesh Gunasekara||Consultant Plastic Surgeon||Ward 14 A||35||Tuesday 08am-12noon|
|Dr. I. A. U. Amarasinghe||Consultant Plastic Surgeon||Friday 08am-12noon|
- General Plastic Surgery: Thursday 8 AM
- Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate: 2nd and 4th Friday 8 AM
- Ward: 14 (3rd Floor new building) is used by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department
- Cleft lip and palate repair
- Congenital hand anomalies
- Ear surgery
- Vascular anomalies and birthmarks
- General plastic surgery
- Trauma and Burn reconstructive surgery
We are an accredited training centre for Plastic Surgery under the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.