Department of Pediatric Surgery, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University and University Hospital Motol

Basic information

The Department of Pediatric Surgery of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the University of Warsaw and the Motol Medical University focuses on abdominal, thoracic (except cardiac surgery) and urology operations. We are the highest specialized workplace in the Czech Republic focused on abdominal and thoracic surgery in children. The most common newborn diagnoses include congenital defects of the GIT (esophageal atresia, intestinal atresia, gastroschisis, omphalocele, Hirschsprung's disease), urinary tract, cystic lung malformations. We also provide post-operative care for oncology patients. As part of the trauma center status, we provide acute post-traumatic care. At the same time, the clinic is a Sub-Department of Pediatric Surgery of the IPVZ and participates in the undergraduate study of surgery of students of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University and partly of students of the 1st Faculty of Medicine.

Head of the clinic

Prof. MUDr. Michal Rygl, PhD.
224 432 400

224 432 401, 224 432 402
fax: +224 432 420 XNUMX

224 433 749, 224 433 750

Head nurse
224 432 405


Head, secretary and intern of medics7.p. wing D
ICU of older children7.p. wing B
ICU of newborns and infants7.p. wing C
II. standard ward for older children2.p. wing C
III. standard ward for older children2.p. wing


Management and staff


prof. MD Michal Rygl, Ph.D.
tel .: 224 432 400  

Chief Medical Officer:

MUDr. Luboš Zeman
tel .: 224 432 403 

Head of School:

prof.MUDr. Richard Skaba, CSc.
tel .: 224 432 404 

Professor Consultant:

prof.MUDr. Jiří Šnajdauf, DrSc.
te .: 224 432 400


Lucie Škarvanová
tel .: 224 432 401 

Renata Daňková, Zuzana Hořínková
tel .: 224 432 402 

Head nurse:

M.Sc. Ilona Mayerová
tel .: 224 432 405 


Ladislava Doležalová Mgr
tel .: 224 432 452

Leading doctors:

7C - ICU for newborns and infants, tel. 224 432 434

7B - ICU for older children, tel.22443 2464  
Chief physician: Martin Vyhnánek, MD, tel. 22443 2450   

2C - II. standard department, tel. 22443 2435 
chief physician: MUDr. Magdalena Šimsová  tel. 22443 2461

2A – III. standard department, tel. 224 432 433

Doctors of the Department of Pediatric Surgery


Vojtěch PUSHED


Mahulena EXNER







Alexander KUČERA




 Natália NEWLAND

Ondrej PETER


Lucia POS






Magdalena ŠIMSOVA





Omar Zeinedine




Dear parents of our small patients, for a better orientation in the system of the outpatient department of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, we would like to present you with instructions on how to proceed upon arrival at our hospital:

  • Patients who come to our clinic for the first time, even with a recommendation from their district doctor, will go to the Emergency Intake Department with their acute and non-acute health problem, lower ground floor E of the children's polyclinic, where a doctor - surgeon is present in an acute surgical clinic.

The office hours of this ambulance are from 8 °° - 14 °° hours on Mon - Thu, from 8 °° - 13 °° hours on Fridays. After office hours, there is only an emergency service.

Be sure to report to the emergency department upon arrival at the Emergency Receipt.

  • Patients who come for check-up after surgery or after surgical treatment, after hospitalization at our clinic and ordered to specialist outpatient clinics will go to ground floor E of the children's polyclinic, where there are outpatient clinics for pediatric surgery, general and specialized.
  • After entering the ground floor, print out a ticket with a serial number and register in the file. Then wait in the waiting room in front of the ward or in the hallway in front of the ambulances and wait for the invitation to enter the ambulance. Your serial number and the number of the relevant ambulance will appear on the calling device.

General ambulance

Office hours:

Mon - Thu 8,15 - 15.30
Fri 8,15 - 14.30


MUDr. Blanka Kocmichová, phone: 22443 3750
MUDr. Dagmar Heroldová, phone: 22443 3749

Providing information, event. and re-orders between 7.30 am and 9.00 am. Please observe this time interval, doctors and nurses must pay full attention to their patients in the office.

Professional ambulances

Only ordered patients are treated in specialist outpatient clinics

Patients can order specialist clinics in person or by phone at 22443 3749 and 22443 3750 from Monday to Friday from 7.00:9.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX. Please adherence to this time interval. Doctors and nurses will be very grateful to you, so they will have more time to treat patients in their office and thus reduce waiting times.

You can get information from individual doctors at least half an hour before the end of each clinic. Calls will not be accepted during office hours.

Urological clinic

Doctorthe surgeryoffice hourstelephone number
MD Jiří Trčka


9.00 - 12.00

22443 3754



13.00 - 15.00

22443 3749

Marcela Pýchová, MD


9.30 – 12.00

22443 3754

MD Jan Trachta


10.00 - 15.30

22443 3754

MD Jan Kriz


 9.00 - 12.00

22443 3749

 Proctology clinic

Doctordenordinationoffice hourstelephone number
Prof. Richard Škába, MD


  8.15 – 12.00 


13.00 – 15.0022443 3748
MD Blanka Rousková


  8.15 – 12.00 


13.00 – 15.0022443 3748
Lucie Poš, MD


  9.00 – 12.0022443 3763
MUDr. Vojtech Dotlacil


13.00 – 15.0022443 3763


Blanka Kocmichová, MD, Tuesday, 13.00 pm - 15.00 pm


Pediatric clinics

Doctorthe surgeryoffice hourstelephone number
MD Alena Kokešová


10.00 - 11.3022443 3748
MD Jitka Styblová


  9.00 – 12.0022443 3748
MD Kateřina Konopásková


10.00 – 12.0022443 3749/50
MD Michaela Mandíková


10.00 – 11.0022443 3749/50
MD Ondřej Petrů


12.00 – 13.0022443 3749/50
MUDr. Karolina Mrhalova


10.00 – 11.0022443 3763

Special surgical clinics

doctorthe surgeryoffice hourstelephone number
MD Luboš Zeman


  9.00 – 10.0022443 3748
MUDr. Magdalena Simsova


12.00 – 13.0022443 3748
MD Martin Vyhnánek


  8.30 – 10.3022443 3748
MD Karel Pycha

Thursday (even)

13.00 – 14.3022443 3748
MD Miloš Doucha


  9.00 – 11.0022443 3748
MD Natalia Newland (prenatal consultation)


  13.00 – 14.0022443 3749, 3750

Chest counseling

Prof. MUDr. Michal Rygl, Friday, 10.00 - 13.00, ordering from the secretary of the clinic Lucie Škarvanová, l. 2401, Monday to Thursday


Sister Helena Zamykalová DIs., every Tuesday 12.00 - 15.00, tel. 224 433 749

Urological consultation

Sister Lucie Hůrková DIs., every Friday 8.00:12.00 a.m. - 224:433 p.m., tel. 754 XNUMX XNUMX

One-day surgery

One-day surgery - hospitalization

What does the term one-day surgery mean?

The term one-day surgery / hospitalization refers to operations of the most common diseases, which do not require another several days in the hospital after the operation. The stay in the hospital will therefore take place in the mode: reception in the morning, then surgery, in the evening in the optimal state of discharge. Depending on the clinical course and the parents' wishes, the pediatric patient can, of course, continue to be hospitalized until the next day.

What diseases are suitable for one-day surgery?

In the one-day surgery regime, it is possible to operate on the most common surgical diseases - umbilical and inguinal hernia, water hernia, undescended testicles, narrowed foreskin, skin marks, etc.

Which children can undergo surgery in one-day surgery?

With the consent of a pediatrician, it is possible, with the consent of a pediatrician, to order children older than 12 months, generally healthy, without associated diseases, in terms of anesthesiological classification ASA 1.

How can you order the operation?

We will order you for the operation after an examination at the pediatric surgery clinic No. 1 on the lower ground floor of the children's section of the Motol University Hospital. Ambulance office hours are 8-15: 00 Mon-Fri. During office hours, with a recommendation from a pediatrician, you can come at any time without an order, but better after a previous order on the number 224433749, 224433750 daily between 8-9: 00.

Before the examination at the outpatient clinic, it is always necessary to register in the patient records of the children's section of the Motol University Hospital - lowered ground floor (for children's emergency rooms).

Hospitalization for one-day surgery

Where to find us?

In the children's section of FN Motol on the lower ground floor, you will find an outpatient clinic pediatric surgery. The children are then hospitalized on the 2nd floor of wards 2A and 2C

When to show up for the performance?

On the day of exercise in the morning between 8-9: 00. The time will be specified upon final confirmation of the operation.

When will you be released?

Release is planned in the evening on the day of the operation, possibly in the morning on the 1st day after the operation.

How to prepare?

Last meal - light dinner - the evening of the day before the operation, breastfed children last milk at 5 am, artificial milk 4 am

Last drink - tea only - last at 6.00 am on the day of the operation

What to take to the hospital?

A) Documentation: preoperative examination by a pediatrician and your signed consents for surgery, anesthesia and hospitalization
B) Medicines, which the child enjoys permanently
C) Personal items:
Toiletries: toothbrush + toothpaste,
Further: slippers, pajamas, towel
Food and drink:  will receive during hospitalization, in the case of a special diet regimen in agreement with the doctor and nurse
The child can take with him at his own risk: book, magazine, favorite toy, mobile phone, PC - notebook.

Hospitalization of the mother / father if the child is not released on the day of the operation is possible for children up to 6 years of age (paid by the insurance company), for older children in the form of paid escort - adult 100 CZK / person / night at the hostel FNM + 120 CZK lunch.

Information about operated children are served only to parents or legal guardians - in person or by phone using the password to 2244432435 (department 2C) 224432433 (department 2A)

Pro other informations can call between 8-9 tphone on ambulance 224433750


In addition to the service of general pediatric surgery for part of the Prague districts, the department specializes in:

Neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, proctology, oncosurgery, urology, polytrauma surgery. Every year, 3.000 pediatric patients are admitted to the clinic and 2.000 operations are performed. The clinic is the only workplace in the Czech Republic that has a separate department of neonatal surgery and annually operates around 100 surgically ill newborns. The clinic operates the vast majority of pediatric patients from the Czech Republic in the field of thoracic surgery (chest deformities, lung resection, esophageal atresia, mediastinal tumors). In the field of thoracic surgery, new surgical procedures were introduced using state-of-the-art instruments (thoracoscope and laser). Thanks to the cooperation with the Department of Pediatric Oncology, which concentrates the majority of pediatric patients with solid tumors from the Czech Republic, the workplace has gained experience in operations for solid tumors of the chest, abdomen and retroperitoneum. The workplace is the only one in the Czech Republic that deals with liver surgery in children. In the field of urology, the largest number of patients are children with congenital malformations of the urogenital tract, functional disorders of the bladder and obstructive uropathy. In cooperation with the First Children's Clinic, urologists are involved in kidney transplantation in children. Another specialization of the workplace is the surgical treatment of congenital intestinal aganglionosis (Hirschsprung's disease) and anorectal and cloacal malformations. Together with the Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, the department focuses on the issue of severely polytraumatized children. Since 2006, we have been performing inverted chest corrections in suitable patients using the mini-invasive technique according to Nuss.

During operations, we use the most modern techniques - laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, laser, argon coagulation, ultrasonic tissue aspirator.

Inpatient wards

7C - ICU for newborns and infants, l. 2434

chief physician: Jitka Stýblová, MD

12 beds

7B - ICU for older children, l. 2464, 2430

chief physician: MD Martin Vyhnánek

10 beds

2C - II. standard department, l. 2431, 2435

chief physician:  Magdalena Šimsová, MD

23 standard beds

2A – III. standard department, l. 2433, 2465

chief physician:  MD Marcela Pychová

20 standard beds


The Department of Pediatric Surgery has a tradition that dates back to the opening of the Czech Children's Hospital in 1902. The first head of pediatric surgery and orthopedics was MUDr. Vaclav Kafka the Elder (1869 - 1946).
He became the chief of pediatric surgery in 1903 and was continuously so for 36 years, i.e. until 1939. He tried to cultivate pediatric surgery to its full extent as was common in those years. At the same time, he also devoted himself to orthopedics. In 1939, Prof. MD Method Mikul (1885 – 1965).

Another advantage is prof. MUDr. Vaclav Kafka, DrSc. Jr. (1902 - 1991). During his tenure, the Faculty of Pediatrics was established in 1953, and the Department of Pediatric Surgery became the Clinic of Pediatric Surgery. Prof. Kafka focused mainly on pediatric urology and was at the birth of pediatric cardiac surgery. Thoracic surgery and abdominal surgery were developed at the clinic under his leadership.

In 1968, prof. Kafka retired and becomes headmaster prof. MUDr. Vaclav Tosovsky, DrSc. (1912-2007).
The main interest of prof. Tošovský's was pediatric bone traumatology, congenital defects of the gastrointestinal system and sudden abdominal events in childhood. At the same time, children with congenital hydrocephalus were treated at the clinic. During his tenure, the pediatric oncology department was separated from the pediatric surgery clinic, which later changed to the pediatric oncology clinic and under the leadership of Prof. MUDr. Josef Koutecký, DrSc. has become one of the largest pediatric oncology clinics in Europe. Furthermore, the department of pediatric neurosurgery became independent under the leadership of Prof. MUDr. Vladimír Beneš, DrSc. and in 1978, a cardio center was established, the surgical part of which was transferred from the Department of Pediatric Surgery under the leadership of Prof. MUDr. Bohumil Hučín, DrSc.

From 1979 to 1990 he was the head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery prof. MUDr. Miroslav Kabelka, DrSc. (1924 - 1995).

After returning from a long stay in the USA, Prof. Kabelka introduced modern methods in pediatric surgery, especially in neonatal surgery and during his
operation, the first independent department of neonatal surgery was established in what was then Czechoslovakia. He further developed thoracic surgery, especially esophageal surgery, and introduced a new surgical procedure in the treatment of intestinal aganglionosis.

From 1990 to 2016, she was the head of the Pediatric Surgery Clinic prof. MD Jiří Šnajdauf, DrSc. (born 1949).
Currently, the clinic specializes in newborn surgery, congenital developmental defects of the gastrointestinal tract, the issue of chest wall deformity, thoracic surgery including minimally invasive surgery, surgery of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas, anorectal malformations, tumors of the liver, kidneys, retroperitoneum and the issue of lung metastases, pediatric urology and polytrauma.

Prof. Schneider ran the clinic for more than 26 years. At the end of 2016, the management of the clinic will be handed over to its successor. At the same time, his long-time medical representative, Prim. Richard Fryč, left the position and clinic, who joined the clinic as a graduate and was mayor for 21 years. Before him, the medical deputy was Prof. Šnajdauf, Prim. Božena Šintáková, later the deputy director of the hospital. Her predecessor was Prim. Ludmila le Breux.

Prof. Šnajdauf also remained at the clinic as a consultant.

Prof. Michal Rygl, MD, PhD. Head since 2017, graduated in 1989 from FDL UK
(today 2nd LF UK). He joined KDCH in 1995. It focuses on the treatment of congenital defects and diseases of the esophagus and pancreaticobiliary surgery. It deals with operatively premature babies. His scientific activity is connected with numerous publications in Czech and foreign literature and with lectures at domestic and foreign congresses.

In 2016, he was appointed professor of pediatric surgery.



The Department of Pediatric Surgery is also the Subdepartment of Pediatric Surgery of the IPVZ and participates in the undergraduate study of student surgery.
2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and partly students of 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University.

Teaching 6th year students of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University 

Students will gather on the first day of the internship at 8,00 am in the lobby on the 7th floor of the children's monoblock, where they will receive additional information from the teacher.


ERNICA - a center for highly specialized care for patients with rare diseases

MD Alena Kokešová, Ph.D., MBA, +420 224 43 2462

Prenatal consultation of birth defects

MD Barbora Kučerová, Ph.D. , phone: +420 224 43 2401

Congenital defects of the urinary system

(e.g. hydronephrosis, bladder exstrophy, urethral valve)

MD Proud

MD Tracht


Every Tuesday

Every Thursday

After ordering by phone: 224 43 2401

Ambulance no. 11 (ground floor of the children's polyclinic)


 Congenital surgical defects:

Diaphragmatic hernia

Prof. Rygl

MD pride

According to contract

After ordering by phone: 224 43 2401

7th floor node D

Children's bed area

Omphalocele, gastroschisis, CPAM, CCAM, duodenal atresia

MD Newland

Every Thursday

After ordering by phone: 224 43 2401

Ambulance no. 4 (ground floor of the children's polyclinic)

GIT, SC teratoma


Every Wednesday

After ordering by phone: 224 43 2401

Ambulance no. 5 (ground floor of the children's polyclinic)

Account "Children's surgery Motol - return health to children"

Account "Pediatric Surgery Motol" was established in 1992 due to lack of funds for the purchase of medical equipment for surgically ill children. Parents of sick children as well as various institutions and companies contribute to this account.

Funds from this account are intended to support modern equipment that meets the special needs of children during their hospital stay and after discharge to home care.

Bank connection: Czech National Bank
Account number: TBU
Variable symbol: 2135

Account to support medical education and research

An account from which you support the education and research of doctors with your financial donation so that they do not lose contact with top medicine.

Bank connection: Czech National Bank
Account number: TBU
Variable symbol: 5122135

SISTER account

An account to make the children's stay in the hospital more pleasant and to expand the knowledge of our nurses.

Bank connection: Czech National Bank
Account number: TBU
Variable symbol: 7007

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