Radiation Oncology is the branch of cancer therapy which makes use of a high-energy radiation beam to target and destroy the cancer cells and stop their replication inside the body. Radiation therapy can be used alone or as an adjunct therapy along with surgery and chemotherapy for the management of cancer. About 22.5 lakhs people are currently living with cancer in India and about 7.5 lakhs die every year owing to it. Early detection and treatment are the keys to cancer survival. The goal of cancer treatment is to destroy the cancer cell, thus allowing the body to function normally.
Given that this speciality involves the entire gamut of surgical services in children affecting various organs of their body, our multidisciplinary team of paediatricians, paediatric surgeons, paediatric oncologists, paediatric urologists and neonatologists pit their expertise together to perform a wide range of surgeries in newborns and children. In neonatal surgery, some conditions include gastroschisis - a birth defect hole in the abdominal wall; in paediatric urology surgery, certain urological conditions, such as hypospadias are frequently present at birth or in young people; paediatric oncology surgery deals with common childhood cancers such as leukemia.
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.
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 paediatricsa
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.