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

Basic information

The clinic focuses on abdominal, thoracic (excluding cardiac surgery) and urology operations. The clinic is also the Subdepartment of Pediatric Surgery of the IPVZ and participates in the undergraduate study of surgery for students of the Charles University 2nd Faculty of Medicine and partly for students of the Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine.


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.

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


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




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


the surgery

office hours

telephone 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



office hours

telephone number

Prof. Richard Škába, MD


  8.15 – 12.00



13.00 – 15.00

22443 3748

MD Blanka Rousková


  8.15 – 12.00




13.00 – 15.00

22443 3748

Lucie Poš, MD


  9.00 – 12.00

22443 3763


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

Pediatric clinics


the surgery

office hours

telephone number

MD Alena Kokešová


10.00 - 11.30

22443 3748

MD Jitka Styblová


  9.00 – 12.00

22443 3748

MD Kateřina Konopásková


10.00 – 12.00

22443 3749/50

MD Michaela Mandíková


10.00 – 11.00

22443 3749/50

MD Ondřej Petrů


12.00 – 13.00

22443 3749/50

MUDr. Karolina Mrhalova


10.00 – 11.00

22443 3763

Special surgical clinics


the surgery

office hours

telephone number

MD Luboš Zeman


  9.00 – 10.00

22443 3748

MUDr. Magdalena Simsova


12.00 – 13.00

22443 3748

MUDr. Vojtech Dotlacil


13.00 – 15.00

22443 3763

MD Martin Vyhnánek


  8.30 – 10.30

22443 3748

MD Karel Pycha

Thursday (even)

13.00 – 14.30

22443 3748

MD Miloš Doucha


  9.00 – 11.00

22443 3748

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

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 the Motol University Hospital on the lower ground floor, you will find a pediatric surgery outpatient clinic. The children are then hospitalized on the 2nd floor of wards 2A and 2C

  1. When to attend the exercise?

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
  6. BESS 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 stations are located in a children's monoblock on the 2nd and 7th floor.
Operating rooms
 we have on the 2nd and 7th floor.
Ambulance is on the ground floor of the polyclinic, all patients report to the file


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.

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

Account Board: 

Tereza BRODSKA - actress
Prof. JUDr. Jan KRIZ - lawyer  
Ing. Miroslav SEVCIK, CSc. - pedagogue of the University of Economics, director of the Liberal Institute
Prof. Jiří ŠNAJDAUF, MD, DrSc. - Head Emeritus of the Department of Pediatric Surgery
Tomas Töpfer 
- actor

Management and staff


prof. Michal Rygl, MD, PhD.
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 

Martina Sulánská, 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





Ondrej PETER

Natalie SOUP

Lucia POS






Magdalena ŠIMSOVA






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, lines 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
The head of pediatric surgery and orthopedics was MUDr. Vaclav Kafka the Elder (1869 - 1946).
He became the head of pediatric surgery in 1903 and was constantly there
36 years, ie until 1939. He tried to cultivate pediatric surgery in full
to the extent that has been common in those years. He also devoted himself to
orthopedics. Another headmaster in 1939 became prof. MUDr. Method
Mikula (1885 - 1965).
Another advantage is prof. MUDr. Vaclav Kafka, DrSc. Jr. (1902 - 1991). For
His work established the Faculty of Pediatrics in 1953
The Department of Pediatric Surgery becomes the Department of Pediatric Surgery. Prof. Coffee
he devoted himself mainly to pediatric urology and was involved in the birth of children
cardiac surgery. Under his leadership, the chest developed at the clinic
surgery and abdominal surgery.



In 1968, prof. Kafka retired and becomes headmaster prof. MUDr. Vaclav Tosovsky, DrSc. (1912-2007).
The main interest of prof. Tošovský was pediatric bone traumatology,
congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract and sudden abdominal events in
childhood. At the same time, children with congenital malformations were treated at the clinic
hydrocephalus. During his tenure, he separated from the pediatric surgery clinic
Department of Pediatric Oncology, which later became the Children's Clinic
oncology and under the guidance of Prof. Josef Koutecký, MD, DrSc. happened
one of the largest pediatric oncology clinics in Europe. Next
the department of pediatric neurosurgery became independent
Prof. Vladimír Beneš, MD, DrSc. and in 1978 a cardio center was established,
whose surgical part was transferred from the Department of Pediatric Surgery under the direction of
prof.MUDr.Bohumil Hučína, 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 beyond
The first independent department of neonatal surgery in
then Czechoslovakia. He further developed thoracic surgery, above all
esophageal surgery and introduced a new surgical procedure in the treatment of the intestine







From 1990 to 2016, she was the head of the Pediatric Surgery Clinic prof. MD Jiří Šnajdauf, DrSc. (born 1949).
The clinic currently specializes in neonatal surgery,
congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract, problems
chest wall deformities, thoracic surgery including mini-invasive surgery,
liver, bile duct and pancreas surgery, anorectal malformations,
liver and kidney tumors, retroperitoneum and lung metastases,
pediatric urology and polytraumas.

    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 2.LF UK). He joined KDCH in 1995. It focuses on treatment
congenital malformations and diseases of the esophagus and pancreatobiliary
surgery. He is engaged in premature surgery. Its scientific
The activity is associated with numerous publications in the Czech and foreign
literature and lectures at home and abroad
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.


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