Pediatrics can be described as a branch of medicine which is primarily focused on the health, wellbeing and medical care of neonates (birth to four weeks), infants and children up to the age of 17 years.
Fortis has been at the forefront of providing innovative healthcare as well as improving the health and wellbeing of children across the country. While we know that it can be a difficult time for you when your child experiences health issues, rest assured, you can feel confident that your child will receive the best medical care at Fortis. Our world-class medical team of leading medical minds and top paediatricians work together to understand better, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of the most devastating childhood diseases and ensure the best health outcomes for our patients.
At Fortis, caring for your child is more than just a job for us—it's our mission. We keep your children at the center of everything we do and thereon, support children with a range of complex needs, including cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, brain or spinal injury, as well as several other congenital conditions. By providing the highest level of medical care available, our goal is to improve the quality of life for both the child as well as the family.
If your child has been brought to Emergency with life or limb threatening illness or injuries, they will be immediately attended to upon arrival. Your child’s care will be under the supervision of our pediatric critical care specialists as well as specialist nursing practitioners, clinical support workers, and allied health staff.
A specialized medical care department designed especially for children who are suffering from serious illnesses, our palliative care unit focuses on providing relief from these symptoms as well as the stress caused by the illness. Our palliative care unit is helmed by a world-class team who strive to take care of any serious medical conditions affecting children, including neurologic and genetic disorders, severe heart and lung conditions, cancer, prematurity, and others. In that regard, we look to improve the quality of life for both the child as well as the family.
Sore throat is a common infection prevalent in children which can prove to be a niggling as well as painful condition. Treatment usually involves administering a round of antibiotics.
Urinary tract infections or UTIs happen when there’s a build-up of bacteria in the urinary tract. This condition is usually observed in children right from infancy through their teen years and even into adulthood. Once a urine sample is collected, the appropriate course of action is suggested by the team.
Cough is the body’s method to rid itself of the presence of any foreign material or mucus. A dry cough can indicate the onset of allergies while a cough with mucus may be indicative of bronchitis. Depending on severity, the appropriate cough medicine will be suggested.
Diarrhea is usually characterized by a drastic increase in the number of bowel movements (as compared to usual) or when there is loose, watery stools or unformed faeces. Diarrhea can also be a symptom of an infection, such as the stomach flu, a virus or even a bout of food poisoning. If you are concerned about your child's diarrhoea, take immediate steps to ensure your child does not become dehydrated and seek medical treatment accordingly if symptoms don’t improve.
One of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in children, Ear problems such as intense pain in the ear usually affects children below the age of seven. These are indicative of an ear infection – usually caused by bacteria – which is caused due to build-up of fluids behind the eardrum. Once diagnostic tests are run, our paediatrician might prescribe an antibiotic to relieve the pain.
Pinkeye or Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious and a common illness that affects children. This condition which showcases symptoms such as swollen eyelids and redness in the eye can last from seven to ten days. Pinkeye is treated with antibiotic eye drops, ointment, or pills which can help in getting rid of the infection.
Abdominal pain is characterized by severe cramping or localized pain anywhere in the abdomen. While in most cases, abdominal pain is not considered to be serious as children often get better by themselves, in other cases, abdominal pain can result in vomiting, diarrhoea, and/or fever. If your child’s pain or problems persist for over a period of 24 hours, you should seek treatment by visiting a paediatrician.
Other diseases/conditions under our purview:
Allergies and Asthma
Bone and joint infections
Candidiasis (Yeast Infection) in Children
Hypopituitarism in Children
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
Pituitary Tumors (Adenomas) in Children
Short bowel syndrome
The Paediatric experts at Fortis are well-positioned & trained to be sensitive towards the need of the child as well as the parent. Your child’s well being is out top priority hence our experts adopt a holistic approach to treat children of all ages, ranging from premature newborns to teenagers.
Anal atresia or an imperforate anus is a congenital condition in which the rectum is malformed or does not develop properly. Surgery is usually performed right after birth and involves creating an opening allowing for feces to pass from the body.
Described as a painful swelling or inflammation of the appendix, Appendicitis is a condition which leads to abdominal pain eventually resulting in surgery. While appendicitis can occur at any age, it seems to be more prevalent during childhood and adolescence. Treatment usually involves removing the appendix through traditional surgical method or minimally invasive surgery via laparoscopy.
For children affected by severe obesity, bariatric surgery is recommended which involves removing a large part of the stomach or wrapping an adjustable band around the stomach to limit the intake of food.
Occurring usually in infants, Biliary atresia is a rare progressive liver problem in which the bile does not drain from the liver owing to a congenital malformation. Surgery involves reconstructing the bile ducts and then reattaching them to the liver.
Our pediatric oncology department is well staffed with medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists who work towards preventing, accurately diagnosing and successfully treating all types of cancers affecting children. Moreover, we customize our treatment plans to suit the needs of each patient throughout the treatment process and beyond.
These can be termed as conditions that affect the trachea and esophagus causing them to not form correctly while the fetus is developing before birth. Our treatment procedures involve using the minimally invasive approach and thereon, properly closing the fistula and reconnecting the tubes to the appropriate organs right after the baby is born.
Infections in the gallbladder lead to a blockage of the bile ducts can be caused by viral or other causes. Treatment usually mandates monitoring your child’s condition which is then proceeded with gallbladder removal either through minimally invasive surgery or, if required, traditional surgery.
GERD is associated with complications from acid reflux – described as a condition in which food and the digestive juices (or acid) go right up to the esophagus. This can lead to symptoms such as respiratory issues to a refusal to eat. Our treatment plan entails tightening the region at the end of the esophagus to ensure that the food travels into the stomach and does not come back up the esophagus.
Gastroschisis can be described as a congenital condition in which a baby’s stomach or intestines are found outside the baby’s body exiting through an opening in the baby’s abdomen. In order to treat this defect, our team will put the place the intestines and/or stomach back into the abdomen and close the opening.
Hirschsprung disease is a congenital defect in which nerve cells do not form at the end of a child’s bowel thus affecting his ability to have a bowel movement. Treatment involves surgery (known as called a colectomy) to restore bowel movements by removing a part of the colon (or the whole colon) that has enlarged and prevented the bowel movement.
Inguinal Hernia is a condition that occurs in the groin and usually affects boys. Owing to a weakness in the muscles of the abdomen, the bowels get stuck and is characterized by up a lump or bulge under the skin. The loop of intestine is placed back into the abdominal cavity and the opening or weakness in the muscle wall is then closed.
Usually evident in premature babies, Necrotizing enterocolitis results in the bowel getting destroyed owing to an infection or inflammation. Treatment involves removing the affected region surgically.
We deliver specialized, innovative, family-centered pediatric care and make life-changing discoveries every day. We firmly believe in putting our patients first in everything we do and our team comprising of outstanding surgeons, doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals seek to improve the lives of children everywhere.
By facilitating some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures, and cutting-edge research, we strive to be the Guardians of Childhood.
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