Department of Paeditarics at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
About the Department at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital offers state of the art care in various paediatric specialities. There is an excellent Paediatric team for effective and efficient management of sick neonates & Children. At Apollo Gleneagles Hospital the emphasis is on team work, because a holistic approach ensure optimal care.
Specialities : -
- General Paediatrics
- Neonatal & Paediaric Surgery
- Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Paediatric Neurology
- Paediatric cardiology
- Paediatric Intensive Care
- Paediatric Nephrology
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Dental & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Paediatric Oncology
The Hospital with its well equipped Laboratory and Radiology services including MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine etc. along with other physician based multispeciality services, is fully geared up to meet the demand of the sick child.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata : -
At Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, the NICU Offers excellent tertiary care facilities and is manned round the clock by dedicated and experienced doctors and nursing staff. The NICU caters to preterm babies with special needs, high risk babies, and is well geared to handle neonatal emergencies and provides pre & post operative care for neonatal surgeries. The NICU is well equipped with ventilators, radiant warmers, multiparameter monitors, phototherapy units etc. Comprehensive care is provided for high risk pregnancies along with the obs-tetricians to plan optimal care for mother and baby.
Paediatric Intensive Care at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
This is modern unit providing tertiary care for critically ill children with respiratory failure, shock, cardiac, renal and hepatic failure and post-operative multispeciality surgical cases.
Paediatric Nephrology Services at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata : -
The kidney disease in children are managed by Paediatric Nephrologist. Comprehensive management of common renal problems like Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection, Acute Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Congenital Nephro-urological problems and end-stage renal diseases etc. are provided here.
The hospital has facilities for renal replacement therapy including dialysis and transplantation. A coordination is maintained with Paediatric Urosurgeon & General Nephrology and this ensures a smooth team work.
The Essential Neonatal Services at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata : -
- Comprehensive care for high risk pregnancies along with the obstetricians to plan optimal care for mother & baby.
- To provide routine care for all new born babies born in the hospital.
- In the neonatal intensive care unit we have provisions of specialized medical & surgical care for the sick babies born in this hospital or referred from other hospital.
A team of specially trained and dedicated doctors and nurses manage the general & intensive care facilities of Neonatology & Paediatric services with state of the art equipments & facilities.
Neonatal & Paediatric Surgical Services at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata ; -
Expertise is available for correction of major congenital malformation in the neonate. Highly specialised facilities exist for the management of emergencies and complex surgical problems in neonates and children. Common paediatric surgical problems are also managed regularly.
Cardiac services at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata :-
Babies born with defects such as abnormally formed blood vessels or valves that restrict blood flow, or "holes in the heart" can seek treatment at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital. The hospital offers a one-stop heart services center for children with congenital and other heart diseases for centre children with congenital and other heart diseases.
Apollo Child Health Check at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata : -
Preventive services are offered under a comprehensive 'Apollo Child Health Check' as well as immunisation services & well baby clinics. 'Apollo Child Health Check' comprises of : -
- Comprehensive Physical Examination
- ESR (over 4 Years of age)
- Eye Examination (for children)
- Mantoux Test
- Consultant Review, Summary & Advice
- Development Assessment (for Examination Children under 4 of Years)
- Dental Examination (for children (over 4 Years of age)
- Blood group & Rh Typing
- Urine Analysis
- Stool Test (over 4 Years)
- X-Ray chest
If necessary there will be follow up sessions to assess the child's progress. For more information, you can call the children's departments at hospital.
Achievements of the Pediatrics department at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
For the Dutta family of Barisa, every doctor and nurse of the pediatric team were Santa Claus of real life. When the rest of the world was breaking early slumber and getting prepared to celebrate Christmas, they rushed Ayushi, their 6-year-old daughter with complaints of vomiting and frequent attacks of senselessness.
Despite the benign history of her illness (cough, fever and vomiting), Dr. Shampa Mitra Pahari, Consultant Paediatrician did not take more than a few seconds to assess the extreme seriousness of the situation.
The bizarre pattern of her ECG and the fact that her heart was hardly pumping made the doctors wonder how she was continuing with life. Her heart rate fluctuated from 80 to 170 within minutes and these attacks of arrhythmia were potentially life-threatening. "With a serious infliction of viral myocarditis, where the pumping muscles of the heart swells up, the heart was so irritable that any attempt of placing life-saving external pacemaker, would be further deleterious", said Dr. Debasish Biswas, Pediatric Cardiologist, who led the course of the entire treatment. With most of the medications reacting adversely, the doctors were left with very little choice.
Very careful titration of drugs and fluids and hour to hour close monitoring by the Intensive Care team started to bear fruit. She was stabilized and then began to show signs of improvement. Her heart pumping improved significantly and she was back to her bouncy bright self within short time. She was discharged from the hospital on January 02, 05. "Thanks could not be the word to pay my gratitude to Dr. Biswas', while Dr. Biswas and all his team mates.
"This child's going home was a miracle made possible by the excellent infrastructure, and superb motivation at every level of the team comprising of consultants, junior doctors and nurses", said Dr. Biswas. We the Apollo Eagles felt great in changing a murky Christmas to a dazzling New Year for the family.
Consultants in the Dept. of Paediatrics at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
Dr. Shampa Mitra Pahari
Dr. Parthasarathi Bhattacharya
Dr. Debasish Biswas
MD DNB MRCP
Dr. Amitava Pahari
Visiting Consultants in the Dept. of Paediatric : -
Dr. Soumitra Dutta
Dr. Arijit Chottopadhyay
MD, MRCP, MRCPCH
Dr. Soumen Kr. Mitra
Dr. Debasish Mitra
Dr. T. J. Banerjee
Branches of Apollo Hospitals in India : -
||Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India
||Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, India
||Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, India
||Apollo Hospitals, Ahmadabad, India
||Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
||Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, India
||Apollo Victor Hospitals, Goa, India
||Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
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