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Overview

The department of Paediatrics at Sahyadri Hospital aims to provide a comprehensive treatment option to infants, adolescents, and children. Our team contains specialist that has received training from the best medical institution of the world. Our child care department includes every type of service from nursing, physiotherapy, audiology, laboratory, and radiology. Moreover, we strive to provide 24-hour service to our patients so that we are available for you in the hours of need.

Our emergency ward is well equipped with modern instruments to serve infants and children and closely monitor them. We provide a wide range of specialty services to children like Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric neurology, pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Radiology, and Dentistry all under one roof. 

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Condition we treat

  • Adolescent Autonomic Dysfunction Clinic
  • Aerodigestive Clinic
  • Allergic Diseases
  • Anesthesiology
  • Angelman Syndrome Clinic
  • Anxiety Disorders Clinic
  • Audiology
  • Brachial plexus injury care
  • Brain Tumor Clinic
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Clinic
  • Child and Family Advocacy Center
  • Child Life Program
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic
  • Cochlear implants
  • Complex Care Clinic
  • Congenital hand differences: Services
  • Congenital Heart Disease Center
  • Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic
  • Critical care
  • Dental specialties
  • Dermatology (skin disorders and diseases)
  • Dermatology Genetics Clinic
  • Developmental and behavioral pediatrics
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Ears, nose and throat (ENT or Otorhinolaryngology)
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology (diabetes, growth and
  • metabolism)
  • Epilepsy Clinic
  • Erythromelalgia Clinic
  • Fertility Preservation Program
  • Fetal Care Center
  • Fetal surgery
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia Clinic
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology (digestive disorders)
  • General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic
  • Genetics specialty clinics
  • Genomics and genetics
  • Gynecology
  • Heart Rhythm Clinic
  • Hematology/oncology (blood disorders and cancer)
  • Hemophilia/Coagulopathy Clinic
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Clinic
  • Hospital medicine
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders Clinic
  • Infectious diseases
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
  • Integrative medicine
  • Limb Lengthening and Regeneration Clinic
  • Liver Clinic
  • Long QT Syndrome Clinic
  • Marfan Syndrome Clinic
  • Maternal and fetal medicine
  • Metabolic Bone Disorders Clinic
  • Mitochondrial Disease Clinic
  • Neonatology/Neonatal ICU (newborn care)
  • Nephrology (kidney diseases and disorders)
  • Nephrology Clinic
  • Neuro-oncology (brain tumors and spinal cord tumors)
  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic
  • Neurology (disorders of the brain, muscle and nerves)
  • Neuropsychology (central nervous system and behavior)
  • Neurosurgery (brain and nervous system surgery)
  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-up Clinic
  • Ophthalmology (eyes diseases and disorders)
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopedic Injury Clinic
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pain management, palliative care and other supportive services (ComPASS)
  • Pain Rehabilitation Program
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry and psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology (arthritis and related conditions)
  • Sleep Medicine Center
  • Speech pathology
  • Sports medicine
  • Teleneonatology Program
  • Transplant Center, including pediatric services
  • Urology (diseases of the bladder and genitalia)

The treatment we provide under our specialty department

The following are the different treatment services we provide under our specialty department:

  • Pediatric Cardiology unit

The Pediatric cardiology unit at Sahyadri is all about providing diagnosis and treatment to infants and children suffering from cardiology diseases. We have a multidisciplinary group of professionals, including physicians, dietetics, socialist staff, and therapists, for better care. Our pediatric specialist has been highly trained to prevent, diagnose and treat heart problems in children. Even though heart problem is very rare in children, many children have congenital heart disease which requires comprehensive treatment. 

  • Pediatric Nephrology unit

Our Pediatric nephrology unit at Sahyadri hospital provides diagnosis options, medical treatment, and prevention programs to children who suffer from a broad spectrum of urinary and kidney diseases. Moreover, the specialist of this department collaborates with professionals of other departments to provide comprehensive care and customize the treatment plan according to the patient’s need. At Sahyadri Hospital, we have a team of a highly qualified nephrologist, dialysis technician, nurses, and a dietitian to look after the conditions of complex diseases in children. These diseases mainly include kidney and urinary tract stones, terminal renal failure, congenital renal disease, renal metabolic disorders, hypertension in children up to 18, chronic renal failure. 

  • Pediatric Surgery unit

The pediatric surgeon in our Pediatric surgery unit is highly experienced and qualified to treat illness, injury, and other condition that needs surgery in a child. This unit is a subspeciality of Sahyadri Hospital that focuses on advanced surgical procedures in children, infants, and adolescents. It involves treating abnormalities in children caused by an accident, congenital disabilities, trauma cases, and much more. Our unit is supported by many surgeons who have broad expertise in providing comprehensive surgical care to children. 

  • Pediatric orthopedics unit

The department of orthopedics at Sahyadri Hospital deals in treating multiple conditions in children ranging from simple fracture to spine deformities and intricate hip. The doctors in this department are highly specialized in rendering an in-depth diagnosis, treating muscle, bone, and joint in children at their growing stage. 

  • Pediatric neurology unit

Sahyadri Hospital child neurology department caters to every disease of children relating to their brain and spinal cord. Our neurologist is highly trained to treat children with nervous and brain conditions between the age of birth to adolescence. A pediatric neurologist has experience in evaluating the different condition of children’s neurological conditions and treating it. Every team member of our pediatric department specializes in curing brain problems in children for over 3 to 4 decades. Our trained neurologist work collaboratively with other pediatric neurosurgeons and paediatricians to provide the best treatment option to children. 

Different services we offer under child neurology unit

Under child neurology, our doctors provide a comprehensive and high-quality service to children suffering from neurological problems. We carry out different diagnostic and treatment services to cure the children of the following disorders:

  • Seizures disorders or epilepsy in children

Our neurologist helps children suffering from brain disorders like epilepsy. Epilepsy often leads to seizures in children. It mainly arises when there is an interruption in the nerve cell inside the brain. Moreover, the symptoms that children go through include high or low sugar level, high fever, brain concussion, alcohol or drug withdrawal. 

  • Developmental disorders in children

Development disorder are actually a neurological disorder in children. In this disorder, the child faces problems relating to retention, acquisition, and application of certain skills or information. In this type of dysfunction, they may also face problem in paying attention, memorizing, perceiving, social interacting, problem-solving or communicating.

  • Cerebral Palsy and Perinatal injuries

Cerebral Palsy is a condition where children suffer from muscle tone issue, movement and posture difficulties. It generally develops in children due to damage in the brain at its development stage, most probably before birth. Our specialist helps these patients by giving them proper medication, therapies and by suggesting surgical treatment if needed. 

  • Inherited metabolic disorders, Inborn errors of metabolism

Inborn errors of metabolism are rare and mostly inherited disorders in which the child’s body is incapable of converting food into energy. This disorder mainly develops from protein deficiency, especially those that help break down the parts of the food into energy. When the food present in the body is not broken down properly, it starts building up, creating a new problem. So the condition needs to be taken care of immediately before it’s too late. 

  • Spinocerebellar degeneration

It is a progressive and degenerative condition in children, which is often fatal. This type of disease mainly develops because of the presence of a dominant or recessive gene. These are autosomal dominant-inherited disorder obtained from a family that grows predominantly with ataxia. 

  • Ataxias in children

Our highly trained professional also take care of paediatric ataxia in children. It is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that interferes with muscle coordination in kids. In the condition the kid will face difficulty in speaking, walking, coordinating and moving eye. Children can suffer from this problem at any age; it is very important to treat it. Otherwise, it can be life-threatening. 

  • Brain and spinal cord malformations

Anomalies in the brain and spinal cord can arise in children when the plates in the skull or spine grow unusually. Our team of professional expertise in these type of abnormalities to provide expert treatment to children. The spine and brain are a very complex area of the body and thus need advanced treatment.  

  • Chromosomal Anomalies and other Genetic disorders of the brain in children

Genes are the basic blocks that make a baby. They are passed on from parents to children and contain DNA that further helps to make protein. Protein does all the work for the body. They break down toxins, build structures, and carry maintenance job. When there is a certain change in the gene mutation, it affects the work of protein, causing different kinds of genetic disorders. 

  • Intellectual Disability

It is a type of mental retardation in children in which the kid does not have the mental ability according to his/her age. They suffer from a lack of skills to perform their day to day activity perfectly. 

  • Mild cognitive impairment

In MCI, children face problem relating to their language, memory, judgement and thinking. It is a middle stage where the child is expected to have a cognitive decline of normal ageing and is probable to get a serious decline of dementia. 

  • Developmental Language disorders

Development language disorders in children is very common and hidden conditions in children. In such disorder, the child faces difficulty in using and understanding language. They are usually not able to communicate properly like the other children of their age. 

  • Autistic Spectrum disorder

This is another complex disorder that we take care of at Sahyadri Hospital. It is a medical condition in which children faces a persistent challenge in speech and nonverbal communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviours. The severity of this type of disease varies from one child to another. No two children behave in the same way, so it needs the help of experienced doctors. 

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

ADHD is a brain disorder in children that affects the child preventing him/her from sitting still, paying attention, controlling their behaviour. This type of disease is more common in boys than girls and usually spotted in the early days of school. Through proper treatment and therapy, the doctor help controls the symptoms of the problem. 

  • Movement disorders in Children

When a child is suffering from a movement disorder, he/she will face difficulty in moving in the direction they want to. Movement disorder covers a large spectrum of diseases. It also includes children suffering from paralysis and spasticity. 

  • Childhood Headaches, including Migraine

Children also suffer from the same kind of headaches as adults do, but there is a bit of change in their symptoms. For instance, when adults are suffering from migraine, the headaches can last for more than four hours, but it is less than an hour in kids. The doctors of Sahyadri Hospital treat these children by giving over-the-counter medicine, improving eating and sleeping habit and suggesting therapy. 

  • Vascular disorders, including childhood strokes

Our highly skilled doctors also treat conditions like paediatric stroke. It is a rare condition in children which usually arises when the blood vessel in the brain suffers any injury. As a result, brain tissue loses blood supply and suffers injury too. Just like adults, stroke in children can be life-threatening thus requires immediate attention. 

  • Infections of Brain & Spinal Cord including Meningitis, Encephalitis and Brain & Spinal Cord Abscess

A child develops an infection in his/her brain due to the action of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites or protozoa. It also has some effects on other parts of the central nervous system, including the spinal cord. It is very rare for the spinal cord and brains to develop an infection, but it is often life-threatening when they do. So it is important to take actions as fast as possible. 

  • Brain Tumors

Brain tumour usually arises due to abnormal growth of cells in the brain. Doctors carry out different diagnostic treatment to find out whether the tumour is cancerous or non-cancerous. After diagnosing the cause, they provide the necessary treatment to prevent it from spreading. 

  • Diseases of muscle, nerve and anterior horn cells

Anterior horn disease is another type of disorder experienced in children that affects the anterior horns present at the end of the spinal cord. It is a place that contains motor neutron whose main work is to control body muscles. 

  • Autoimmune disease of Brain & Spinal cord

Autoimmune brain disease is a medical condition in children that hinders the child’s physical and mental health. In this type of disorder, the doctors have to carry out in-depth diagnosis as it is very challenging to find and is often delayed. However, if diagnosed early, there is a high chance of curing it. 

Internal Care at Sahyadri Hospital

A child neurologist understands how a small defect in the brain nerves, spinal cord and muscles can affect the entire development stage of the child. So they work closely with the child and parent to provide quality treatment to all types of disorders in children. In conditions of epilepsy, the doctors also offer to carry out surgery with well-equipped instruments. 

In addition, we have the best neuro anaesthetics and paediatric ICU care in our Cerebral Palsy clinic to provide a detailed assessment of the disorder in a child. We also provide interventional therapy and orthotic appliances to children in need. Our paediatric department carries a wide spectrum of services to provide relief to children suffering from progressive and degenerative neurometabolic brain disease.

Why Sahyadri Hospital?

The Paediatrics Department at Sahyadri Hospital is highly skilled in evaluating rare and complex disorders in children, infants, neonates, and adolescents. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals specializes in diagnosing the treatment accurately with the help of advanced techniques and improved technology. We offer excellent cutting-edge care to children under our child care unit. 

Our main objective here is to pioneer cutting-edge research treatment, provide high-quality clinic care to sick kids, and also to educate them about the benefits of healthy living. Our wide range of services provides help to newborns, children, toddlers, adolescents, and young adults. The child care department is a multi-specialty center of our hospital that tries to bring every unit to work together.

Like pediatric surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, nephrology, neurology, neonatal medicines, dentistry, and radiology. We strive to provide our children with an approachable, understanding, caring, and fun-filled environment because there is always more that we can do for you. 

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