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Pediatrics in India
Indian doctors and hospitals offers comprehensive care in the management of problems related to neonatal and children. There are various private sector hospitals in India having state of the art echocardiography technique called Intra-Cardiac Echo (ICE, which is particularly useful for closing holes in the heart without surgery.) The hospitals are equipped with pediatric and neonatal intensive care units comparable to the best available in the world.
Specialties and Advanced Pediatrics
Psychological and behavioral counseling services address emotional, behavioral and scholastic problems of children. Delayed developmental milestones, learning difficulties, poor concentration, conduct disorders, interpersonal relationship problems, copying with stress are handled by experienced staff in a supportive environment.
Neonatology is the specialized care of the sick and the new born including premature and tiny babies. The advent of newer therapeutic modalities, artificial life-support techniques and infection control mechanism has tremendously decreased mortality in newborn.
Mobile ventilation, a comprehensive network has improved survival. These advances, backed by conventional neonate management technology (incubators, computerized monitoring including blood pressure, oxygen levels in the blood, blood gas analysis etc.) would be of no use unless a skilled, dedicated professional team utilizes them. The ICU teams are highly qualified with experience abroad and are capable of dealing with complicated surgical cases.
It is important with every baby to be managed professionally in the first month of life and specially the first hour. Improved investigation back ups even before birth (foetal echo and ultrasound of the head) well-baby clinics and parent support networks have come a long way in changing the face of neonatology medicine.
The department is supported by neonatal transport service, very well equipped neonatal intensive care, endoscopic equipments and well developed pediatric subspecialties. The unit has extensive experience in dealing with all kinds of major congenital anomalies and consistently produced excellent results.
The gastroenterology and hematology unit serves as a referral center for the whole country. Referrals have been also received from 15 foreign countries. Services offered include work-up for complex neonatal cholestasis including search of metabolic conditions, work-up and follow up of children with chronic liver disease of varied etiology, management of portal hypertension, interferon therapy for patients with hepatitis B and C, diagnosis and management of chronic diarrhea of varied etiology, diagnosis and management of unusual gastrointestinal disorders and work up and management of the recurrent abdominal pain, troublesome gastroesophageal reflux, intractable constipation.
Pediatric urology is a recently launched specialty. We are regularly performing endourological procedures like ablation of posterior urethral valves, endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteric reflux, endoscopic treatment of ureterocoeles, treatment for obstructive uropathy and laparoscopic surgery for impalpable testis and kidney disorders.
There are comprehensive treatment facilities for the full range of pediatric hematology and oncological disorders. There is a dedicated thalasemia unit for patients with thalasemia major and day care ward.
Expertise is available for correction of major congenital malformations in the neonate. Highly specialized facilities exist for the management of emergencies and complex surgical problems in infants and children. Pediatric bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, laprascopy and thoracoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic are also available.
There is a well developed pediatric surgery service with good supportive staff, an excellent pediatric intensive care facility all endoscopic facility including laprascopic and thoracosocopic facility. We have facility for pneumatic reduction of intuss inception.
The parents accompany the children to the theatre until they are asleep. The children have hardly any postoperative pain as they stay on morphine infusion and they recover from surgery in an area with staffing from our department round the clock. Major gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary reconstructive surgery is being regularly performed with good outcomes.
Pediatric Day Care Surgery
The hospitals have a separate day care facility for children to have surgery and return home the same day. Numerous cases have been done without a single child having to stay beyond the stipulated time or return with any morbidity. One day stay the allow child to recover from surgery at home.
This fast-growing super-specialty encompasses all the orthopedic disorders, both traumatic and non-traumatic (congenital, developmental, infective, neuro-muscular, idiopathic and others), afflicting a growing skeleton, including neonates, children and young adults.
Patients are thoroughly assessed by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and subsequently assigned appropriate treatment (surgical or non surgical), in conjunction with the desired inputs of other pediatric personnel.
Addresses teenage concerns involving physical and physiological needs and various ailments. Services provided include psychological testing and counseling, assessment and management of behavioral, sexual and various other problems including enuresis, obesity and feeding fads.
Psychological and Behavior Counseling: Psychological and behavioral counseling services address emotional, behavioral and scholastic problems of children. Delayed developmental milestone, learning difficulties, poor concentration, conduct disorders, interpersonal relationship problems, copying with stress are handled by experienced staff in a supportive environment.
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