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Pediatrics and Neonatology

Every child needs personalised care and the department of pediatric and neonatology provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment for children of all ages in a familiar and comforting environment. The team includes some of the best pediatrician in Kolkata and trained nurses who are committed to the health, growth, and development of your child. With us your children will feel like they are with you. We always aim to provide a holistic ambience for the children so that they don’t feel they are away from their loved ones and this further helps to ease their suffering. Along with advanced treatment we also try to provide motherly care to your child so that they feel like at home even when away from their home.

Specialized, family-centered healthcare for your little ones in New Town, Kolkata

The department comprises of equipped Pediatric Ward, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) - where round-the-clock Neonatologists and the best Pediatrician in New Town will care for your child.

  • PICU is designed to keep a close watch on critically ill children and provide complex multi-system life support. Apart from the qualified pediatric doctors Kolkata and trained nurses, the entire unit is equipped with advanced technology to provide treatment and care for neonates and children. The retrieval service at the hospital is staffed by an expert team who have undergone specialised training in the transfer of ill children moving from a different hospital to our PICU.
  • The Critical care unit of the department is a super-specialized facility that is dedicated to neonates and children who need intensive monitoring & medical care. This facility is equipped with advanced technologies and is manned around the clock by the skilled nurses, neonatologists, pediatric specialists Kolkata – who help the entire critical care team and respond to any kind of critical conditions efficiently. Sterile, vivid, and airy atmosphere with adequate natural sunlight also helps to increase the recovery rate of the child. The hospital has one of the best facilities to take care of the newly born child in the Level 3 NICU that provides special care. It can be really stressful for parents to see their new born being transferred to NICU just after birth. Some hospitals don’t have the staff for NICU and babies must be moved. This transfer can place the baby at a high risk of developing serious health complications. Neonatal Retrieval Services at our hospital is backed by a specialised team of doctors and skilled nurses who ensure the baby is transferred gently to our hospital and appropriate care is provided on the way. The NICU is complemented by a SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) where relatively well babies are admitted.


Pediatric Super- Specialties in New Town, Kolkata

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Cardiology (non-invasive)
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric ENT


Pediatric Music Therapy in New Town, Kolkata

We're passionate about helping children become happy and healthy adults. Which is why we have taken a few steps forward into the future of healthcare by introducing progressive healing techniques like ‘Music Therapy’ along with modern medicine. With the help of active and passive music experiences, our music therapists help children improve their physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.

Right from our hospital décor (which is designed to make patients and family members as comfortable as possible) to caring pediatric nurses and the best pediatricians in Kolkata- we put children and their families at the center of all we do.


PICU Retrieval Services

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is designed to keep a close watch and provide the best of care to the critically ill children We realise that when your child requires admittance to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), it really becomes a stressful time for the family. No doubt, here you will get the best treatment as the PICU unit will be equipped with Round the clock specialized and trained medical staff, state-of-the-art equipment, technologies and facilities. The retrieval service at the hospital is staffed by an expert team who have undergone specialist training in the transfer of ill children from outside to PICU.


NICU Retrieval Services

After the birth of a neonate, for next four weeks continues to be at risk for the child to develop serious complications. It really becomes stressful for the parents if your ill neonate is transferred to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) just after birth. Thus, it is important that infant must be treated very gently during transportation to ensure their good health. There are several factors due to which the neonates have to be transferred to higher centre for appropriate care.


Pediatric Surgery

The department of Pediatric Surgery at Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, New Town is committed to provide comprehensive surgical care to babies and children ranging from minor to complex surgeries. Minimal Invasive surgery is the hallmark of this department. The presence of an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) helps the surgeons to take appropriate care of the children with critical surgical problems.

Surgical treatment and procedures are available: -

  • Surgeries to correct congenital abnormalities in infants or children
  • Injuries that require immediate surgery
  • Reconstructive procedures
  • Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery


Pediatric Cardiology

Babies with critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) are at significant risk for serious complications if their conditions are not diagnosed soon after birth, preferably even before the baby is born. The babies who are diagnosed with such critical cardiac problems should be delivered at a centre where such complications can be taken care of.


Pediatric Gastroenterology

Children either are picky or non-stop eaters, and this can lead to stomach disorders. Most of the children ultimately settle into probable eating patterns and these stomach disorders go rapidly as they derive. The department of Pediatric Gastroenterology here provides complete evaluation, diagnose of babies and children with complications in stomach, colon, intestine, liver or pancreas. At Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, we try to provide a holistic ambience for the children so that they don't feel that they are away from their loved ones. The goal is to provide not only the best treatment for your child but also to provide that motherly affection and love to your child so that they feel they are not in a hospital but in a home away from their home.


Pediatric Orthopedics

A child’s musculoskeletal complications are dissimilar from those of an adult. As children are still growing, their body’s reaction to pedaitric fractures, injuries, infections, deformities like club foot, knock knees, limb deformity and reconstruction etc. also different from adults. Sometimes which is thought to be a problem gets resolved with the growing age of a child. Thus, the evaluation and treatment of the problems are different for a child. Pediatric orthopedic conditions require specialized treatment under the supervision of pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Kolkata as per the respective needs of the children.

The Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at BNWCCC, New Town offers state-of-the-art services for children in a holistic environment. The team is backed by expert orthopedic specialists along with a skilled team of nurses to treat every complication starting from simple fractures to surgeries.

Identifying common orthopedic condition among children: -

When orthopedic complications occur in children, the most important things parents must do is to get in touch with an orthopedic specialist. It is best that treatment must start once your child is diagnosed with an orthopedic disorder or showcase symptoms.

  • Flatfeet
  • Toe Walking
  • Bowlegs
  • Knock – Knees
  • Growth Modulation
  • Cerebral Palsy

At our hospital, we treat an entire range of orthopedic conditions for both surgical and non-surgical conditions- starting from fractures in children, sport-related injuries, hip conditions to name a few.

We are always here to support and love your child at every step of their journey so that they feel they are not in a hospital but at another home away from their home.


Pediatric Nephrology

Kidney disease in children are not uncommon. If these conditions are left untreated it can cause severe morbidity and can even lead to renal failure. The skills required to treat the children with kidney problems are different from adults and thus need a dedicated team led by qualified Pediatric Nephrologists.

The Pediatric Nephrology team at Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, Newtown provides 24X7comprehensive tertiary care for a variety of acute and chronic kidney problems in kids and neonates including highly specialised services delivered through the inpatient ward, Pediatric intensive care unit, Neonatal intensive care unit and daily outpatient clinics.

Conditions we treat

  • General pediatric nephrology
  • Glomerulonephritis in children of different aetiologies
  • Nephrotic syndrome in children including frequently relapsing, steroid dependant and steroid resistant cases
  • Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Children with voiding disorder
  • Hypertension in children
  • Inherited renal metabolic conditions
  • Renal stones
  • Renal tract developmental anomalies
  • Chronic and acute kidney failure treatment with provision for dialysis

Procedures and treatments we offer

  • Full medical support for kidney disease in children
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Micturatingcystourethrography (MCUG)
  • Urodynamic studies (UDS)
  • ABPM (24 hrs blood pressure monitoring)
  • Surgical treatment for different urological problems in children
  • Peritoneal and haemodialysis to support children with acute and chronic kidney failure.

Speciality Clinic

Monthly Nephrotic syndrome Clinic for complicated cases
Weekly clinic for children with voiding disorder and other bladder problems

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
Hypertension in children is not uncommon.  In some children, hypertension can be a serious condition. It can increase the risk of getting cardiovascular disease, especially if it continues into adulthood. Hypertension may be primary or secondary. In adults hypertension is mostly managed by cardiologist. Unlike adults, as hypertension in children is commonly caused by kidney diseases, an experienced Pediatric Nephrologist should be contacted as early as possible. The consultant will try to find out what is causing it and whether it is affecting other parts of his or her body. The first tests to diagnose hypertension is obtaining the accurate blood pressure measurement of the child. One of the best ways to assess a child suspected of hypertension is to use Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM). Your child may be fitted with a special electronic monitor that automatically measures blood pressure during the day when the child is doing different activity, and also during the night while they are sleeping. It is usually done over a period of time, usually 24 hours. The Pediatric Nephrology department at Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, Newtown is well equipped with all latest and modern devices including ABPM and able to provide  comprehensive monitoring and care of children with hypertension supported by a dedicated team of Pediatric Nephrologists, skilled nursing team and technicians.

Urodynamic Testing
Urodynamic testing or Urodynamics is a study which gives an idea about the proper functioning of your child’s urinary bladder.

It looks at the following:

  • Size of the urinary bladder
  • How the bladder is behaving when it is storing urine?
  • How efficiently is the bladder able to empty itself?
  • Any obstruction in the urethra
  • Cause of urinary leakage if any

 

The procedure involves insertion of catheters into the urethra and anus which are connected to a computer and a pump. The bladder is artificially filled up with saline and when the bladder is filled to its capacity, the child is asked to void by the side of the catheters. During this test, pressures in the bladder and bladder behaviour are monitored throughout the bladder filling and voiding phase.

 

Do all children with urinary problems require urodynamics?

No. Most children initially undergo simpler investigations and trial of conservative treatment, and undergo urodynamics if they do not respond. There are other circumstances where a Urodynamics is required at the baseline itself. The call will be taken by your pediatrician/ pediatric surgeon on an individual basis.


Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology is a special kind of discipline that provides complete care for children having neurological disorders. This can be present in children in varied forms. There are several neurological disorders in children that can occur when something is wrong in the brain, muscle cells, or the nervous system. Some of the symptoms may seem like behavioral issues but they should not be ignored. Here are few signs that warrant a pediatric neurologist’s specialist’s attention -

  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Muscle problem that leads to weakness
  • Severe Headache
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Autism
  • Developmental disorders
  • A genetic condition that affects the nervous system
  • Infection or any kind of inflammation in the brain

At Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, New Town we provide world-class facilities backed by a highly experienced pediatric neurologist and a multidisciplinary team that includes a Psychiatrist, Speech, and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist to treat critical neurological conditions in babies and children. Diagnostic services for children with complex neurological problems including blood test to assess the signs of infection and EEG (electroencephalogram), a test that finds out the problems along with the electrical activity occurring in the child’s brain are also available.


Pediatric ENT

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) problems are extremely common among kids. One important reason for such problem is, due to the age many parts of their organs are not yet developed fully. Another reason which could lead to this problem is allergies. The Department of Pediatric ENT at Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, New Town provides state-of-the-art technology and surgical services for children. It is the place where the objective is to treat disorders related to ear, nose, and throat. The team includes dynamic Pediatric ENT specialists and surgeons for this subspecialty. This facility leverages advanced equipment to assure the safety of your child. Ear, nose or throat disorders, specifically infections, can definitely make children uncomfortable and can lead to discomfort for them. Any abnormality of a child’s ear, nose or throat that does not get resolved within some days needs to be evaluated immediately by a Pediatric ENT.


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