Paediatric specialists at Vivekananda Hospital are known for their outstanding experience in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children with all types of disorders including complex and rare diseases, ensuring compassionate care and speedy recovery of the child.
The experts team up with specialists from other departments to develop a customised treatment plan for your child. They provide proper counselling and education to the child’s family to help the attendants/family understand the problem well.
At the department of paediatrics & neonatology, we focus on creating a family-friendly environment to meet your child’s needs, as an out-patient or in-patient. Our services widely cover:
Neonatology is a pediatric discipline that focuses on the medical care of newborn infants, particularly those who are sick or premature. It’s a hospital-based specialty that mainly takes place in neonatal critical care units (NICUs). The primary patients of neonatologists are premature babies, low birth weight babies, intrauterine growth restriction babies, congenital abnormalities (congenital disabilities), sepsis, pulmonary hypoplasia babies, and birth asphyxia babies.
A neonatologist is a physician (MD or DO) who specializes in neonatology in the United States. To become a neonatologist, a physician must first complete training as a pediatrician, then a fellowship in neonatology (which lasts three years in the United States). Most, but not all, neonatologists in the United States are board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics in the specialty of Pediatrics, and by the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics in the subspecialty of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
The spectrum of care.
Neonatologists specialize in managing babies who require Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission rather than a specific organ system. They may also serve as general pediatricians, evaluating and caring for newborns in the hospital where they work. Some neonatologists, especially those in academic institutions, may follow newborns for months or even years following discharge from the hospital to assess better the long-term implications of health problems that occur early in life.
One of the most prevalent reasons for hospitalization is premature birth. From 2003 to 2011, the average hospital costs for maternal and neonatal surgical treatments youre the loyoust in the United States. In 2012, maternal or neonatal hospitalizations accounted for most hospitalizations among babies, adults aged 18–44, and Medicaid recipients.
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the health and medical care of babies, children, and adolescents from birth to eighteen. The term “pediatrics” means “child healer” and is derived from two Greek words: (pais = kid) and (iatros = doctor or healer). Pediatrics is a new medical specialty that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. The father of pediatrics is Abraham Jacobi (1830–1919).
A pediatrician is a doctor who provides medical care to children who are acutely or chronically unwell and provide preventative health services to healthy children. In both sickness and health, a pediatrician is responsible for the children’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being in their care.
Pediatrics is a team-oriented field. To help children with issues, pediatricians must collaborate with other medical specialists, healthcare providers, and pediatric subspecialists.
Pediatrics differs from adult medicine in several ways. The physiological makeup of an infant, neonate, or child differs significantly from that of an adult. As a result, treating children isn’t the same as treating an adult.
As they progress from toddlerhood to school age, children continue to grow and adapt in unique ways. Between the years of 2 and 7, young children grow taller as their bodies take on more adult dimensions throughout the Preoperational stage. They learn to run and climb stairs on their own and cut with scissors and hold a writing instrument.