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Paediatrics is a medical speciality that focuses on the health and well-being of children from birth through their adolescence (18 years of age). Children are most vulnerable to many diseases and disorders, during their growth years. Manipal Hospital has the top child specialist doctor in Delhi 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.
Established in February 2018, the department of Paediatrics in Manipal hospital, Dwarka, is committed to the health and high-quality medical care of the children from birth through 18 years of age.
Manipal hospital is the best child hospital in Delhi having the best paediatricians in Dwarka, 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.
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General Paediatrics: Paediatricians at the best child hospital in Delhi 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 Dwarka 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 Delhi 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 Delhi 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 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
After gathering general information about the patient's health, our paediatrician will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor might order the necessary investigations to determine the health of your body.
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.
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