Child Health

The Paediatrics & Neonatology department at Aster Mother led by highly qualified and experienced Neonatologists takes care of premature neonates as early as 26 weeks and extremely low-birth-weight babies as low as 600 grams. Our 8-bedded Level III Neonatal ICU is fully equipped with the latest technology, rest assured that your little one is in safe hands.

  • 24 Hours Emergency, Inpatient & Outpatient Services
  • Immunization services
  • Well Baby Clinic
  • Antenatal Guidance
  • Paediatric critical care service
  • High-Risk Paediatric Retrieval Team.

The department has a well-equipped level 3 Neonatal intensive care unit with CPAP, HFOV, HFNC, Phototherapy, and Warmer & Exchange transfusion headed by an expert neonatologist and backed by qualified nurses.

Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeries

All neonatal procedures including CDH repair, management of oesophageal atresia / tracheooesophageal fistula, anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung disease. Management of rotatory anomalies of gut and IHPS.

Evaluation and management of Urinary tract infections in children, various paediatric urologic surgeries for hydronephrosis and hypospadias, circumcision, surgeries for hernia, hydrocoele and umbilical swellings/discharge. Management of undescended testes, testicular pain/swellings and ovarian diseases in children Management of paediatric trauma and burns, evaluation and management of abdominal pain including appendicitis and constipation, management of intussusception without surgery, tongue tie release. Management of neck swellings in children. Management of foreign body ingestions/aspirations.

Available Hospitals

We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What are paediatrics and neonatology?

Paediatrics is the speciality of medical science dealing with the physical, mental and social health of infants, children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood (up to 18yrs of age).
Neonatology is the sub-speciality of paediatrics that consists of newborn infants’ medical care, especially the ill or premature newborn.
 

What equipment is used in NICU?

Our NICU is the state of art level IV NICU facility with a good patient-to-nurse ratio and a highly skilled specialist available around the clock offering the highest standards of neonatal care.  Our NICU is equipped with advanced neonatal incubators, including transport incubators, invasive and noninvasive ventilators, high-frequency ventilators, transport ventilators, LED, phototherapy units, multiple monitors, invasive blood pressure monitors.

The concept of keeping baby and mother together has been well established, and we try to maintain the same. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth and frequent lactation counselling to ensure adequate and fruitful lactation are emphasised to all mothers.

We treat all the complicated cases like severe RDS, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia requiring ventilation and therapeutic hypothermia, PPHN, congenital heart disease and other surgical emergencies, neonatal injuries, haematological and metabolic conditions, case of extremely premature and extremely LBW babies, NNT requiring IV immunoglobulin’s or exchange transfusion central lines, umbilical catheter ICD tubes, PD catheters are well placed.

All the preterm babies and sick babies are exposed to early intervention programs right from NICU, and we understand that optimum development occurs only with psychological well being. We provide kangaroo mother care and family-centred care as a part of a comprehensive approach to preterm care.

Our department works in conjunction with various sub-specialities to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive services.

Vaccinations are initiated in the hospital and followed up in our immunisation clinic.

Follow up care of preterm and high-risk babies is provided at over high-risk clinics with developmental assessment and educating need for ROP screening, BERA, regular physical therapy.

We provide antenatal counselling, genetic counselling apart from adequate support for parents.
 

What does a pediatric doctor do?

The pediatric doctor sees your baby many times from birth to 18 yrs of age. Do general examinations, vaccines asses’ growth and developmental milestones in behaviour and skills, diagnosis and treat your child illness, infections, injuries and other health problems. Educates and gives information about your Child’s health, safety, nutrition and fitness needs, refers and collaborates with pediatric specialists if a child needs care beyond the paediatrician expertise.
 

What are the most common childhood diseases?

  • Infectious diseases like flu, gastroenteritis, hand foot mouth diseases, malaria, chickenpox, dengue
  • Congenital anomalies and syndromes
  • Allergic diseases and asthma
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Prematurity
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Surgical illness
  • Nutritional deficiency disorder
  • Developmental and behavioral problems
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Injuries and poisoning

What are immunizations and why are they important for my child

Vaccinations help children build immunity to many common diseases, such as tetanus, polio, measles, and mumps. Vaccinations inject weakened forms of disease germs into your child’s body and allow their immune system to produce antibodies to fight the disease. The antibodies fight the infections to ensure your child’s health and well-being. The best paediatricians will tell you that vaccination is a key step in building immunity

What should I do if I have a question concerning my child's health

You can immediately approach a general physician or a family physician to pose queries and clear doubts about your child’s health. Based on their recommendation, you can approach a paediatrician if the problem at hand is serious and requires a specialist’s attention. Don’t hesitate to see the best paediatrician and child specialist when you are not clear about what is bothering your child

Who is a paediatric surgeon

Pediatric surgeons operate on children from newborns to young adults. They collaborate and consult with pediatricians and other physicians before and after surgery. Pediatric surgery involves the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults

What Does a Paediatrician Do?

They're also the first person to call whenever your child is sick., your paediatrician will:

  • Do physical exams
  • Give your child vaccinations
  • Make sure they meet milestones in growth, behaviour, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
  • Give you information about your child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs

What is the difference between neonatologists and pediatricians?

The paediatrician is a physician who is specially trained in concerned with the health, nutrition, welfare, development, and diseases of children, adolescents, and young adults.

A neonatologist is a physician practicing neonatology who initially receives training as a pediatrician and then completes additional training in neonatology.

What type of support services do you offer in the NICU and the hospital for parents?

Our NICU is the state of art level IV NICU facility with a good patient-to-nurse ratio and a highly skilled specialist available around the clock offering the highest standards of neonatal care.  Our NICU is equipped with advanced neonatal incubators, including transport incubators, invasive and non-invasive ventilators, high-frequency ventilators, transport ventilators, LED, phototherapy units, multiple monitors, invasive blood pressure monitors.

The concept of keeping baby and mother together has been well established, and we try to maintain the same. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth and frequent lactation counselling to ensure adequate and fruitful lactation are emphasised to all mothers.

We treat all the complicated cases like severe RDS, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia requiring ventilation and therapeutic hypothermia, PPHN, congenital heart disease and other surgical emergencies, neonatal injuries, haematological and metabolic conditions, case of extremely premature and extremely LBW babies, NNT requiring IV immunoglobulin’s or exchange transfusion central lines, umbilical catheter ICD tubes, PD catheters are well placed.

All the preterm babies and sick babies are exposed to early intervention programs right from NICU, and we understand that optimum development occurs only with psychological well being. We provide kangaroo mother care and family-centred care as a part of a comprehensive approach to preterm care.

Our department works in conjunction with various sub-specialities to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive services.

Vaccinations are initiated in the hospital and followed up in our immunisation clinic.

Follow up care of preterm and high-risk babies is provided at over high-risk clinics with developmental assessment and educating need for ROP screening, BERA, regular physical therapy.

We provide antenatal counselling, genetic counselling apart from adequate support for parents.

Can I stay somewhere near my baby?

Yes, our Ramesh hospital; believes in taking all measures to keep mother and child close. We encourage frequent visits of the parents to the NICU and spend some time with the baby. We also have the facility of kangaroo mother care where the mother takes care of her preterm baby in a separate ward under the supervision and aims at family center care.

Who is a pediatrician

Pediatricians are medical doctors who have undergone specialized training in the health and wellness of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults

How can I help prevent infection

There are several measures you can take as a parent to avoid your child getting sick. We all carry germs. It is crucial to wash your hands and your child's hands frequently to ward off germs and harmful bacteria. Hand sanitizer dispensers are useful in washing hands. Consult top child specialists if you seek more knowledge about this crucial preventive measure

What do paediatricians do

Pediatricians are doctors managing the health of your child concerning physical, behavioural, and mental health issues. The child specialists are trained to diagnose and treat childhood ailments, from minor health problems to serious diseases

Why should I come to Aster CMI hospital for Pediatric treatment

The child and adolescent centre of Excellence at Aster CMI Hospital has a wide range of pediatric services and treatments that are available under one roof. Once you step into the hospital, you get access to treatment for ailments from Pediatric Neurology to gastroenterology to cardiac care and many more. The best child specialists are available at Aster CMI hospital for the treatment of your child

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