Your child is not just a miniature adult. it’s body composition is different than in grown- ups. Many organs in a infant / child are not fully developed until later in life. It’s fluid and nutritional requirements are unique and to be managed by a specialist.
A pediatric surgeon undergoes training to specifically diagnose manage and treat newborns infants and children. Most of the Surgical conditions are exclusive to pediatric age group. General surgeons are mostly trained to treat adult patients and may not get adequate exposure in managing such conditions.
Some conditions such as undescended testis,