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Paediatrics and child care involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting infants, children, adolescents and young individuals. At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, our paediatricians and child care specialists provide accurate diagnosis of various illnesses and comprehensive patient care under one roof while promising a kind and compassionate ambiance.
At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, our Centre of Excellence in Paediatrics and Child Care diagnosis and treats little patients and ensures that they receive holistic care at all times. Our paediatricians are not only highly skilled and experienced in their domain but are also sympathetic, kind and fully understand the needs of a child. Our child care specialists provide a wide range of paediatric emergency services including neonatal, immunisation and lactation services. They adopt a multidisciplinary approach that includes collaboration with other specialists to ensure that accurate diagnosis and quality care is provided to our little patients.
At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, we are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, world class equipment, next-generation technology, innovative and evidence-based treatment techniques and world-renowned expertise to holistically treat all diseases affecting infants, children and adolescents. In addition, our paediatric experts and nurses provide a family-friendly environment along with personalized patient care in a bid to remain committed towards our ethos of patient centricity and clinical excellence. Book an appointment at our multi-speciality hospital in Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Neonatals or newborn babies (not older than 28 days) are highly sensitive and vulnerable and thus, need superior care from experienced neonatologists. At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, our neonatologists provide comprehensive care to newborn babies as well as look after those who are born premature or sick.
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…
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 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.
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…
At Manipal Hospitals we offer Clinical diagnostics and Genetic counseling for the following indications:
At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, our pediatricians fully understand the way the mind of a child functions. Our child psychologists are some of the most renowned ones in the country and they have years of experience in observing the behavior of children.
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.
General paediatrics involves the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders, including acute, chronic and life-threatening illnesses affecting children and young individuals.
Lactation services are provided to the mothers of newborn babies to help them care for their child better. These services include the services of lactation or breastfeeding consultants who provide peace of mind to the patients during a highly stressful time by addressing their concerns, answering questions, giving advice/tips/suggestions and listening…
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.
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.
Paediatric neurology involves the diagnosis and treatment of various neurological conditions in newborns or neonates, children, infants and young adults. Paediatric neurologists treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, autonomic nervous system (ANS), blood vessels, muscles and peripheral nervous system (PNS) that affect neonates and children.
Paediatric orthopaedics involves the treatment of the disorders and ailments of the bones and joints in children. In many instances, children are born with developmental deformities or disorders of the bone.
Paediatric pulmonology involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the lungs and other respiratory organs. At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, our paediatric pulmonologists provide care to children who are born with breathing problems as well as to those who get affected with health issues like asthma in their growing years.
Owing to the developing immune system children are uniquely susceptible to a variety of infections in the community. The manifestations are different from adults thereby requiring inputs from a paediatric infectious disease (PID) specialist A PID specialist is a paediatrician who is specialized in infectious disease and has the knowledge and skill…
Nebulization is the process of administering medication directly to the lungs via mist inhalation with the help of a nebulizer.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
Our immune systems have memory, immune cells called T cells and B cells produce antibodies after infection. These antibodies protect us during a subsequent attack by the same offender in the future. Vaccines are made up of viruses or bacteria that cannot make us sick, yet allow our immune systems to develop memory cells against several infections.…
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.
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…
Robot assisted surgery has revolutionized the medical world by proving to be the perfect assistant to surgeons. In urology, its high precision maneuverability has empowered uro surgeons to perfectly conduct complex procedures in children.
The pathbreaking robot assisted technology is a boon for paediatric surgeons who perform intricate surgeries in children. The dexterity of the robotic arms allows them to reach into the deepest recesses of a child’s tiny body.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
At Manipal Hospital Salt Lake, our paediatricians are experts in managing childhood allergies, such as eczema, asthma, food allergies and rhinoconjunctivitis. In addition, our specialists have years of experience in evaluating recurrent infections and primary immunodeficiencies, including performing specialized investigations and treatments.
World-renowned expertise, state-of-the-art technology, quality, ease of communication, scientifically-backed treatment techniques and latest technology lets Manipal Hospitals adopt the best paediatric care model to improve the healthcare of infants, children and adolescents.
On top of paediatric experts, Manipal Hospitals' family-friendly environment has dedicated paediatric nurses caring for children recognized for their nursing excellence.
More than the world-class medical knowledge, the compassion of its doctors, nurses and everyone involved has been the key to it becoming the tertiary care referral centre for children across the nation and the world. The countless families' happiness and gratitude have been the true measure of the caring service provided at Manipal Hospitals.
With a 24*7 blood bank, well-equipped pathological and microbiological laboratory, radiology department, child and parent centric emergency department and outpatient and inpatient care, Manipal Hospital Salt Lake provides a plethora of services, such as Neonatal ICU (NICU), paediatric neurology, general paediatrics, paediatric orthopaedics, paediatric pulmonology, lactation services, paediatric dermatology, paediatric allergy, developmental paediatrics, paediatric infectious diseases and child and family psychology.
After gathering general information about the patient's health, our pediatrician will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor at the best pediatric hospital in Salt Lake Kolkata 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.