National role for Southampton child health specialist


A top child health expert based at Southampton’s teaching hospitals has been appointed as president of the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (BAPES).

Henrik Steinbrecher, a consultant paediatric urologist at Southampton General Hospital, will take up his two-year post in November.

BAPES exists to progress the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques in babies, children and young people across the UK, ensuring reduced trauma and quicker recovery periods.

The association also works to enhance public understanding of paediatric endoscopy and promote medical research into the latest procedures, bringing together specialists from across the UK and overseas.

“I am pleased to have been elected by my colleagues to lead this prestigious organisation for two years,” said Mr Steinbrecher.

“It is a pleasure to work with some of the best specialists in the country to further develop surgical techniques in our field and I look forward to the challenge ahead.”

Mr Steinbrecher is currently the educational officer for BAPES.

Posted on Wednesday 21 April 2010