Paediatrics is a medical speciality that focuses on the health and well-being of children from birth through their adolescence. Children are most vulnerable to many diseases and disorders, during their growth years. Manipal Hospital has the top child specialist doctor in Pune which makes it possible for children to achieve the best start in their life. The main goal of the paediatrician is to help children have a healthy, disease-free lifestyle so that they grow up to be healthy adults.
The department of Paediatrics in Manipal hospital, Baner, is committed to the health and high-quality medical care of children from birth through 18 years of age.
Manipal hospital is the best child hospital in Pune having the best paediatricians in Baner, nurses and other staff to ensure excellent care for infants and children.
Paediatric department is manned 24 x 7 by trained paediatricians, providing round-the-clock cover to Paediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU & Emergency Room.
The knowledge gained by continuing medical education and training sessions conducted by the department helps our doctors to offer the best possible healthcare solutions to your child.
The department is also set to launch a course in diplomate of national board (DNB) - Paediatrics.
Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders that affects the body’s ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells naturally. Moderate and severe thalassemias are often diagnosed in childhood because symptoms usually appear during the first 2 years of a child's life.
This specialised branch of urology involves the expert use of endoscopic and imaging tools to navigate inside the kidneys, bladder and ureter. Paediatric Endo urologists are exceptionally proficient in diagnosing and treating diseases afflicting these organs in children.
At Manipal Hospitals we offer Clinical diagnostics and Genetic counseling for the following indications:
Vaccinations and immunization treatments are critical components of ensuring a child's well being. There are a number of different vaccines and booster shots that become due over the period of a child's growth. Timely administration is important to safely vaccinate.
A newborn is at the most delicate phase of its existence where any health turn could endanger its life. This is when it needs superior care and excellence from expert neonatologists to survive this critical phase.
At our paediatric nephrology unit, we diagnose, treat, and manage children having various disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract including kidney failure, high blood pressure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein. A child is more at risk for acute kidney…
This branch of medicine deals with disorders of the bones and joint in children, and the varied treatments. Many a time, children are born with developmental disorders of the bone or deformities. Early diagnosis can foster the efficacy of early treatment too. Fractures too that can occur in growing and active children can cause lifelong limb deformities…
Dedicated to the treatment of respiratory problems in children, this specialized sub speciality leverages the experience of paediatric pulmonologists in determining the best line of care. Some children may be born with breathing problems while others may acquire health conditions like asthma in their growing years. Early diagnosis and treatment can…
At Manipal Hospitals, we understand perfectly how a child’s mind functions. Our child psychologists are some of the finest in their field and have immense knowledge and the experience to make observations of each child behavior. Their focus is on children, from birth through adolescence, and to observe the characteristics at different stages of development.…
An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscles. This allows the medication to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. This is a short 5-minute procedure.
Through thoracoscopy and laparascopy, paediatric surgeons can perform the most complicated intra-abdominal or intrathoracic procedures. The miniaturization of the surgical instrumentation and improved optics such as high-resolution digital camera, telescope, and light source allow our surgeons to perform intricate operations deftly, even in babies…
Childhood is the most delicate phase of life, when a child goes through a string of health problems. Recovery can depend on the most effective mode of treatment. At Manipal Hospitals, we leave no stone unturned in offering best practices in the treatment of paediatric conditions, especially in the domain of solid tumours, so children turn out to be…
Sometimes children are born with difficulty breathing through the windpipe due to various reasons such as lung infections and cancers, obstructions in the airways, and infections after other medical procedures. These may require a process called bronchoscopy to determine the cause and treat them accordingly. Some common conditions in children that…
Globally, society has become more open and accepting of the gender queer. However, when it comes to gender disorders or dysphoria, many born with it find it difficult to accept their mixed sexuality. Gender identity therapies such as those at Manipal Hospitals have emerged as a boon for those battling with gender incongruence.
This field of healthcare deals with digestive, nutritional and liver disorders in children. Since the scope of the conditions and treatment is pretty extensive, it needs specialized medical experts to diagnose the root cause and plan an accurate line of treatment, either through medications, surgery or both.
Bone conditions like arthritis is not always an age-related condition. It can affect children too. This is why this sub speciality deals with the treatment of painful or non inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents. These conditions include chronic joint ailments and swelling, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Onset…
This rare speciality of surgery deals with the diseases, malformations and trauma among children from the womb to their teenage years. The paediatric surgeons’ scope of surgical prowess encompasses all conditions in this age group, particularly small children.
Bedwetting is common among infants who outgrow it by the time they complete five years. However, if it continues way over that age, and it happens in the day, it could signify an underlying urinary condition called urinary incontinence. Also called enuresis, urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary emptying of the bladder.
Trauma or injury is the leading cause of health complications and death in children. A child’s chances of survival depend on how fast the emergency response team in a hospital is able to resuscitate her/him and begin the emergency treatment.
This specialized branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments in children. Children can be susceptible to a number of heart conditions. They could be genetic ones they are born with while others involve disturbances in the system that controls the heartbeat. Whichever way you look at it, they need all the care they can…
This type of surgery involves the reconstruction of complex urinary and genital anomalies in children to prevent complications in their growing years. It is also done to correct genital deformities.
Nebulization is the process of administering medication directly to the lungs via mist inhalation with the help of a nebulizer.
It is natural for children to fall ill or to sustain injuries from falls when they are playing. However, when the illness or fall is a threat to their safety, they need skilled emergency care to save their life. A paediatric emergency is hence defined as a serious condition that threatens the life of an infant, child, teen, or young adult, who may…
Paediatric Intensive Care specializes in the high quality treatment and care of critically ill infants and children. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Manipal Hospitals is a multidisciplinary advanced intensive care unit.
Children can be prone to skin ailments and infections which may seem benign but could have underlying risks. A pediatric dermatologist cares for children across all ages including newborns with skin disorders.
This branch of child medicine deals with the disorders of the endocrine glands which affect a child’s metabolism and growth. If your child has problems with puberty, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them, she or he may need to see a paediatric endocrinologist.
Two highly specialized subspecialities – haematology and oncology – are the domains of interest and treatment in this paediatric unit. Paediatric hematologists and oncologists diagnose, treat, and manage children and teens with the various blood disorders and cancers.
The focus of this speciality is the care of children with developmental and behavioural impairment such as learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders etc.
When a baby is born with health issues and is kept in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit under the watchful eye of our specialised neonatologists, it gets all the delicate care it deserves to safe its life. For those specific babies, such as preemies (premature) with a birth weight less than 1500 grams and who need emergency treatment, or those who were…
As they grow, each baby has its own speed of development. While each baby’s growth and motor skills coordination may differ, there are certain parameters that are common. So, if a baby was born with certain disorders or was sick, its mental development could be hampered. Infant stimulation can help improve your baby's development of motor skills faster…
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is most commonly seen in Asian children. It causes inflammation in the body, typically in the blood vessels and lymph nodes. It mostly affects children under the age of 5. While the symptoms usually start with a fever, the red flags are when the fever lasts for more than five days, and the child begins to have a strawberry coloured…
Vascular access is frequently required in hospitalized children to diagnose and symptomatically treat certain diseases. Venous access is used in anaesthesia, resuscitation, critical care for fluid, and medication delivery. Arterial access is performed in major surgeries and critically ill children where blood pressure monitoring and blood gas sampling…
Not all chest surgeries involve the heart. Paediatric non cardiac surgery of the chest includes Esophagectomy – the removal and reconstruction of the food pipe in esophageal cancer, Lung Resection, Surgery for collapsed lung, Removal of Chest Tumours, Anti-reflux Surgery and repair of Hiatal Hernia.
Paediatric Urology deals with congenital and acquired disorders of the genito urinary system in children. Our team of superlative urologists has profound knowledge of the contemporary trends in gender disorders and is proficient in treating the most complex of urological conditions in children.
Neonatologists are trained in a range of subspecialties such as Anesthesia, neurology, nephrology, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, etc. They are specialists in the critical care of premature babies.
All of the ICU’s have special air handling units with HEPA filters to ensure air circulation that is free from bacteria. An active infection control team is available round the clock. Best in class gadgets for careful monitoring and management is provided for child patients.
Children have a tendency to eat, swallow or inhale foreign objects which can threaten their respiratory and digestive systems. Removing foreign objects is a delicate task that requires surgical knowledge and timely intervention.
Identifying allergies early on can save a child from a lot of discomfort and danger. Allergy tests allow doctors to identify a number of common allergies. The test is done with a combination of blood, skin and dietary tests.
General Paediatrics: Paediatricians at the best child hospital in Pune are skilled and experienced in the management of the problems of children from birth to adolescence. Some of our services include:
Immunization: Immunization is an effective and safe way of protecting children from serious life-threatening infections such as polio and tetanus. At our hospital, both routine immunizations and disease-specific vaccinations such as rabies, yellow fever, etc are administered.
Regular Growth & Development: Every child grows differently. Our team of experienced and qualified doctors offer medical care that is tailored according to your child’s needs. The developmental milestones achieved by your child will be closely monitored.
General Medical Problems: Child specialists in Baner understand that every child’s health care needs are different and thus recommend customized treatment as per your child’s medical problems.
Nutritional Advice: a registered dietician/nutritionist at our hospital offers nutritional advice according to your child’s needs.
Management of Obesity: Childhood obesity is associated with an increased risk of heart problems in adulthood. Manipal Hospital is the best child hospital in Pune which offers nutritional, behavioural and medical support to overweight and obese children. They are also screened for abnormal lipid profile, diabetes, high blood pressure and family history of some non-communicable diseases. A team of medical professionals consisting of a paediatrician, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, psychiatrist/mental health counsellor, and exercise specialist develop a customized treatment plan to suit your child’s requirements.
Our hospital has a well-equipped and dedicated PICU, specialized in the care of critically ill children. High-quality intensive care with continuous monitoring is offered 24x7. Some of our services include:
Tertiary level Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): Tertiary PICU at our hospital is equipped with advanced respiratory and cardiology systems to closely monitor critically ill paediatric patients requiring support for multi-organ failure.
Ventilation: PICU at our hospital is equipped with life-saving interventions such as:
Invasive or mechanical ventilation (oxygen is delivered via an endotracheal tube through the mouth and tracheostomy tube through the skin)
Non-invasive ventilation (oxygen is delivered via face mask)
Hemodynamic Monitoring: Parameters such as blood flow, oxygen content in the blood, blood pressure inside the arteries, heart, and veins are closely monitored.
Renal Replacement Therapy: In case of kidney failure, this therapy is used to filter the blood.
Procedural Sedation: When children are unable to tolerate the unpleasant procedures of anaesthesia, they are sedated using medications.
Postoperative care: After surgery, the child is continuously monitored until he/she safely recovers from anaesthesia or sedation. The vitals such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, etc are closely monitored. A customised approach to postoperative pain management and nutrition, based on the child’s condition is recommended.
We have specially trained neonatologists who use advanced diagnostic techniques to treat high-risk newborns (premature or critically ill). Some of the services offered by our hospital which include but not limited to are:
Caring for premature babies who weigh >600 gm or are born at 25-26 weeks
Hemodynamic monitoring in neonates
Pre and postoperative management of infants
Management of neonatal asphyxia using targeted temperature management
Management of jaundice or sickle cell anaemia using exchange transfusion and intensive phototherapy
Paediatric Surgery: Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons and nurses provide high-quality care in treating various disorders such as cleft lip/palate, tumours of the abdomen, chest, head, neck, etc. The following services are offered:
General paediatric and neonatal surgeries
Paediatric Urology and Endourology: Minimally invasive techniques are used to surgically treat children with congenital renal abnormalities, cryptorchidism (undescended testicle), kidney and bladder stones, etc.
Paediatric Thoracic Surgery: Surgical treatment and management of diseases (congenital/acquired) that occur between the neck and abdomen.
Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery: Surgery is performed by inserting a small laparoscopy under general anaesthesia.
Paediatric Onco-surgery: We have surgeons specifically trained in paediatric onco- surgery to treat cancers in children. The major focus of this treatment is to minimize complications and pain.
Paediatric Gastroenterology: Children with disorders of the digestive system, gastrointestinal tract, liver, etc are treated by paediatric gastroenterologists.
Some of the procedures and treatments available include:
Diagnostic Endoscopy: Endoscope, which is a flexible tube fitted with a light and a camera on one end is used to confirm a diagnosis by examining the internal organs via mouth or anus.
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract (GI) Endoscopy or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD): This procedure is used to diagnose problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) including oesophagus, stomach and the duodenum (small intestine). An endoscope is passed via the mouth and throat and video images of the GIT are captured.
Colonoscopy: This procedure is used to diagnose problems in the colon (large intestine) and rectum. An endoscope is passed via the rectum and video images of the entire colon are captured.
Enteroscopy: This procedure is used to diagnose problems in the small intestine (small bowel). An endoscope with a balloon attached to one end is passed via the mouth and video images of the entire gastrointestinal tract are captured. The balloons are inflated to get a closed view of the organs.
Capsule Endoscopy: This procedure involves swallowing a tiny capsule that contains a tiny wireless camera — which captures the video images of the digestive tract.
Esophageal Manometry: A catheter containing pressure sensors is passed via the nose into the stomach. This procedure involves measuring the contractions, force and coordination of esophageal muscles as the food is pushed into the stomach.
Therapeutic Endoscopy: An endoscope is used to treat conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.
Endoscopic variceal banding: An elastic ring similar to a rubber band is used to cut off blood flow through an enlarged vein. This procedure is effective in treating variceal bleeding with fewer complications.
Sclerotherapy: A medicine is injected into the blood vessels or lymph vessels to shrink the malfunction.
Stricture Dilation: Widening of a narrow bowel segment is treated using dilation devices such as balloons that are inflated with water or air, or rubber bougies.
Foreign Body Removal: Foreign substances such as food, toys, small batteries, etc from the ear, nose, and throat are removed with fewer complications. For example:
Tweezers, forceps, magnets, suction machines, etc are used to remove the foreign object from the ear and nose.
Sometimes the water is used to flush out the object from the ear.
When the object is blocking the airway surgery is recommended to save the life of the child.
Polypectomy: This procedure is used to remove polyps that are non-cancerous or benign using upper endoscopy, lower endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG): The procedure involves providing food, fluids, medicine, etc. safely into the stomach in patients with difficulty in swallowing. An endoscope is used to place a PEG tube or a feeding tube inside the stomach via the mouth.
Ascitic Tap or Ascitic Drain: The procedure allows draining of infected fluid trapped inside the body, mostly the abdomen using a catheter.
Liver Biopsy: Liver biopsy is a painless procedure recommended when a child has a large liver. A needle is inserted via the skin into the liver to collect liver tissue samples which are used to diagnose liver conditions.
Ultrasound-guided Biopsy: Tissue samples are collected from the liver using ultrasound images or pictures.
Liver Abscess - Drainage: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage is a minimally invasive procedure for a fluid collection that is accessible.
Paediatric Liver Transplantation: A liver transplant involves surgical replacement of a diseased liver (in part or whole) with a healthy liver from a donor. Children with serious liver problems including liver failure secondary to biliary atresia usually undergo a liver transplant.
The best child hospital in Pune provides round the clock availability of a trained paediatrician, capable of handling all types of pediatric emergencies, including pediatric trauma. In case of need, patient management is supported by senior consultants, especially for paediatric & neonatal intensive care admissions. Paediatric ER services also include paediatric & neonatal transports as and when it is required.
Pediatric Emergency Services being offered by the Department of Paediatrics:
Management of common paediatric emergencies – Fever, breathing difficulty, recurrent vomiting, loose motions, seizures, severe infections, shock etc
Multispecialty care of pediatric trauma patients – falls, road traffic accidents, minor burns, electrocution, traumatic brain injury (including Neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, paediatric orthopaedics, plastic surgery and ICU care)
Management of common neonatal emergencies – apnoea, breathing difficulty, seizures, severe infections, jaundice etc.
Procedural Sedation for minor pediatric surgical conditions – cuts, lacerations, burns
Emergency bedside USG/ ECHO for assessment in case of pediatric trauma, shock etc
Paediatric fibre-optic flexible & rigid bronchoscopy services for foreign body aspiration
All pediatric emergency services are provided by 24 x 7 in-house paediatrician and nurses
All paediatric emergency services backed up by well-equipped, tertiary-level pediatric & neonatal intensive care units
Paediatric Orthopaedics: Our Paediatric Orthopaedics Department is dedicated to caring for children with orthopaedic, as well as upper, lower limb and spine issues. Infections of the bone and joint, growth variations (knock knees, flat foot, in-toeing, bow legs, etc), as well as neuromuscular problems (cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy etc.), have been successfully managed by us.
Manipal Hospitals' Advanced Children centre supported by a well equipped microbiological and pathological lab, blood bank, radiology department, outpatient and inpatient care, child and parent centric emergency department. Manipal Hospitals is accredited to the National Board of Examinations and conducts three year DNB programme and fellowship in paediatrics, neonatology and paediatric infection control. The department caters to a multitude of services like paediatric ICU (PICU), General paediatrics, Neonatal ICU (NICU), paediatric orthopedics, paediatric neurology, paediatric pulmonology, paediatric rheumatology, paediatrics ent and airway, paediatric ophthalmology services, Blood bank, paediatric urology, paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, paediatric nuclear medicine, paediatric interventional radiology, paediatric cardiothoracic surgery, Thalassemia clinic & paediatric hematology-oncology, paediatric rehabilitation, paediatric plastic surgery, Child and family psychology, paediatric genetics, paediatric orthodontics, Lactation services, paediatric allergy, paediatric dermatology, Metabolic services, paediatric endocrinology, paediatric infectious diseases, Developmental paediatrics, child psychologist & adolescent paediatrics
Children are not small adults, an adage of paediatrics followed conscientiously at Manipal Hospitals, dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and nurture and is committed to building long-term partnerships with its little patients. Contact us to know more about childcare and book an appointment with one of our paediatric specialists today.