Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology
About Paediatrics & Neonatology
At SLG, we are ready to provide both specialty and subspecialty care, and accommodate
complete inpatient and outpatient facilities to take care of your newborn and young adult.
Our inpatient facilities include a state-of-the-art tertiary neonatal intensive care unit, paediatric intensive care unit, emergency/casualty center, operating theatres, and inpatient rooms and wards. Outpatient services include consultations in general paediatrics, paediatric super specialties such as cardiology, neurology, nephrology, orthopaedics, endocrinology, ENT, dermatology, paediatric dentistry, child development, and nutrition. If your newborn develops complications that require specialty care before, during or after delivery, we have the most skilled specialists available.
Our neonatal team cares for newborns at every stage of development, including premature, late pre-term and full-term. Our care team works together to provide a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary plan that includes families as an essential part of the team, every step of the way.
We are also fully equipped to cater to some of the regular child health management support dealing with immunization, emergencies & contingencies, first-aid, nutritional support, physiotherapy, occupational learning and regular OPD.
Conditions Treated & Services Offered
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
Paediatrics is the medical specialty that deals with the treatment of infants, children and also adolescents while Neonatology is a subspecialty of Paediatrics that deals with newborn infants, particularly those who are ill or premature.
Responsibilities of a paediatrician include examining newborns for overall health and complications, prescribing medications necessary to treat illnesses, responding to queries from concerned parents, guiding new parents about child care, and also administering immunizations as per the schedule.
A neonatologist is a specialist who performs diagnosis and treats newborns with conditions such as breathing disorders, infections, and birth defects. Neonatologists also look after the care and management of newborns who are born premature, critically ill, or require to undergo surgery. Some of the other responsibilities of a neonatologist are to: ensure that critically ill newborns receive the proper nutrition for healing and growth, provide care to the newborn at a cesarean or other delivery that indicate medical problems, and ensure treatment to stabilize the condition of newborns with life-threatening complications.
Consulting a paediatrician is mandatory if you suspect/detect certain conditions in your child, such as: Infection diseases | Metabolic disorders | Problems with muscles or bones – for example, developmental dysplasia of the hip or bow legs | Asthma and allergies | Kidney disorders | Brain-related problems like epilepsy | Sleep problems | Autism | Poor growthor delay in mental development | Behavioral issues like hyperactivity or attention deficit | Down syndrome | Cerebral palsy | Childhood obesity
If your newborn is premature, or has a serious illness, injury, or birth defect, a neonatologist may assist at the time of delivery and in the subsequent care. If a problem is identified before your baby is born, a neonatologist may become involved to consult with your obstetrician for your baby’s care during your pregnancy.
Paediatrics and Neonatology specialty at SLG is ready to take care of a wide range of conditions:
Neonatal resuscitation | Newborn care | Immunization | Management of pediatric and neonatal emergencies
Comprehensive care for all congenital disorders:
Clubfoot | Scoliosis | Limb length discrepancy | Developmental dysplasia of hip | Bone or joint infections and tumors | Arthrogryposis | Osteogenesis imperfecta | Cleft palate | Cerebral Palsy
Well-equipped with experienced surgeons, skilled neonatal and paediatric nurses, therapists, technicians and outfitted with all up-to-the-minute technological support, SLG Hospitals undertakes all major paediatric and neonatal surgical procedures, such as Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopy, Cystoscopy, Thoracoscopy among others.