Apollo Sage Hospitals, Bhopal’s Neonatology department takes care of newborn infants especially those with certain medical conditions or premature or under 28 days of age. These babies are often termed high-risk babies.
Sometimes when these pre-term babies are born, their bodies may be completely developed or ready and their hearts, lungs, stomachs and other vital organs may need specialized care and external support to survive. This facility is available at the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which is loaded with the latest and advanced equipment.
Why Choose Us
The Apollo Sage Hospitals in Bhopal has one of the best Neonatology departments that is competent to perform complicated surgical approaches for infants. The department has the best facilities to take care of babies with neonatal conditions like birth defects, pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal issues and other disorders.
The department has the best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that is loaded with sophisticated equipment and world-class technology necessary for ailing infants. In addition to this, the experts at the pediatrics and neonatology department work in close association with heart specialists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists and more for optimum results.
Spearheaded by Apollo Sage Hospitals, Bhopal Consultant Neonatologist Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Gupta, the Neonatology Department has a dedicated team of experts who are well-trained to take care of these high-risk baby patients.
The neonatologist in Bhopal and the pediatric neonatologist team are competent to perform surgical and non-surgical tasks using the latest technology like laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical procedures on infants.
The cutting-edge diagnostic tools and surgical expertise allows the neonatology Doctor in Bhopal for accurate diagnosis and a full range of treatment options. The neonatology hospital conducts investigations and performs tests and treats the many conditions affecting newborns and infants for the betterment of the babies.
Disease & Conditions
- Birth Trauma: Infants who sustain birth injuries are at risk for neuro developmental impairment and need close monitoring to appropriately attain developmental milestones. Birth trauma could occur for a number of reasons and could display mild to life-threatening signs. Some after-effects of birth trauma could get reflected in the form of feeding problems, bonding issues, and emotional health, while more serious conditions could be Brachial Plexus Injuries, Brain Damage, and so, on.
- Jaundice: Also known as neonatal hyper bilirubinemia, it is one of the most common conditions that occur within the first two weeks after birth. The ailment generally occurs when there is a high level of Bilirubin (a yellow pigment of red blood cells) in the bloodstream and the baby’s liver isn’t able to remove the excess pigment.
- Respiratory Dysfunction: This is also known As Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn Respiratory Distress Syndrome (NRDS), Hyaline Membrane Disease or Surfactant Deficiency Lung Disease. This happens when the newborn baby’s lungs are not completely developed and are unable to provide an adequate amount of oxygen and thus, cause breathing difficulties.
- Neonatal Infection: These refer to infections contracted during prenatal development or within the first four weeks after birth. These infections could be acquired and transmitted from mother to child, during childbirth in the birth canal or within days after birth. These infections can be caused by viruses, fungi, parasites or bacteria from the environment.
- Haemolytic Disorders: This blood disorder is found in fetuses or newborn babies and sometimes can be fatal due to a lack of medical intervention at the right time. The disorder occurs when the Red Blood Cells (RBCs) that generally last for about 120 days fail to last that long. This generally occurs when the blood types of the mother and the unborn baby do not match.
- Congenital Malformations (CM): These birth defects are referred to as alternations or abnormalities in the structure or function of the organs of the babies. These can be classified as major or minor anomalies depending on the magnitude of the structural and functional disorders and the need for medical support or treatment. Some examples of CM include Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Common Truncus, Interrupted Aortic Arch, Transposition of Great Arteries and so forth.
- Fetal &Neonatal MR Imaging: This is an ideal diagnostic technique for the evaluation of infants and fetuses because of the absence of ionizing radiation. It enables the neonatologist to get a better view of the lungs, liver, kidneys and bowel.
- Echocardiography: Cardiac ultrasound techniques provide the neonatology department specialist to get the baby’s direct cardiac structure view including the ductus arteriosus and complete functional information. This helps the neonatologist detect critical congenital heart defects if any.
- Blood Tests: The tests are done to identify any illnesses or conditions like anaemia and the levels of important substances in the baby’s blood. These substances could be calcium, blood sugar and more.
- Hearing Screenings: This is done to identify if the baby has permanent hearing loss. The experts use Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR), Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) or both techniques if required. In case hearing loss is detected, it is advised that the intervention services commence within six months.
- Gene Expression Profiling: The procedure helps identify diseases and conditions like cancer, Autism (AU) and Autism Spectrum in infants and also precise and Early Onset Infection (EOI).
- Upper Endoscopy: This is done under general anaesthesia in which the neonatal doctors pass a flexible tube with a camera on the tip of it through the baby’s mouth. The tube reaches the esophagus to monitor acidity and other Gastric conditions.
Treatment & Services
- Incubators: Contemporarily termed as Isolettes, theseare enclosed plastic cases in which newborn babies are kept to keep them warm and help them stabilize their body temperature. Babies with Breathing Issues, Gestational Diabetes, Infection, Low Birth Weight, Surgery or Trauma are also kept in incubators.
- Phototherapy: It is the first line of treatment to effectively manage pathological unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice). During the therapy, the neonatal specialist exposes the baby to a special type of light that makes it easier for the infant’s liver to break down and remove bilirubin from the blood. It reduces TSB to safe levels and cuts down the risk of bilirubin toxicity and the need for exchange transfusion in babies.
- Persistent Diarrhea: Diarrhea in newborn babies is often a challenging clinical condition. In some cases, it could last for more than two weeks and if not treated at the right time, it could even be fatal. The condition could be caused due to several uncommon congenital anatomic anomalies of the intestine and a group of rare genetic disorders called Congenital Diarrheas and enteropathies.
- Severe Dehydration: Diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating can be a leading cause for a baby to lose too much fluid and suffer from dehydraton.The neonatologist at the Apollo Sage Hospitals in Bhopal provides the newborn with fluids through a soft tube that goes through the nose and into the stomach or uses an intravenous fluid to replenish the lost fluid.
So, if you too are on the way to welcoming the bundle of joys into this world, then it is important you know more about these little babies and how our team of neonatal heroes take the best care of them.
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