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Paediatric surgery is a basic medical specialty in Europe and is represented by a separate Section and Board at the Union of European Medical Specialists. In Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Paediatric Surgery is represented by a separate Department and is located in the University Children’s Hospital in Riga.

Our teaching staff consists of leaders in their fields, including the specialties of paediatric abdominal, endoscopic, colorectal, thoracic, neonatal, urologic and orthopedic fields. Thousands of surgical procedures are performed annually at the University Children’s Hospital, which is consistently top-ranked pediatric hospital nationally as well as in the whole Baltic region. Besides the theoretical classes and regular visits to the real patients on the ward our students have a possibility to do research projects and volunteer at the Paediatric Surgery and Emergency Departments of the University Children’s Hospital.

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