Growing up healthier

Paediatrics

Overview

We know kids. We know how they develop and how to help them recover. We are trained in the management of various diseases, critical illnesses, developmental or birth disorders, and traumatic injury. Our team of pediatric specialists offers complete care for your child under one roof. Our expertise makes us a popular referral center for Western India. Our staff includes:

Gleneagles Global Health City also boasts of excellent microbiology, hematology, biochemistry and histopathology laboratories along with radiology, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine backup facilities, which further aid in the diagnosis and management of disease with the team of the best pediatrician in Chennai

Consultant pediatricians discuss the condition with the parents as we encourage parental inputs and plan a personalized treatment or the child for his comfort. A lot of care is taken in providing a child-centric service. The pediatric ward is well furnished and promotes the overall development of the child.

List of services offered at Gleneagles Global Hospitals are:

  • Cardiology
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Constipation
  • Cold and flu
  • Vomiting
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Infection
  • Ear nose and throat infection

We love to see your child laugh, play and be energetic and so we provide you our expert team of doctors who will help your little one recover soon. That what makes us one of the best pediatric hospital in Chennai

We have one of the best hospitals for child care in Chennai with years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. The best pediatric specialist in Chennai is well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and patients.

Why Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

Excellent Doctors

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and will be there for you when you need them the most. Our goal is measured by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow.

State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, specialized and interdisciplinary care, and unparalleled simplicity of meeting every patient's health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

Cutting-edge Technology

Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world-class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care.

When should children be taken for health checks?

  • Infants and children should visit the doctor or community health nurse regularly for check-ups.
  • At each check-up, you should bring along your child’s Personal Health Record, in which important weight, height, and head circumference measurements can be noted and compared to average growth rates. Personal Health Records can also be used to record any concerns that parents may wish to discuss with health workers.
  • The ages at which children should see a doctor or nurse, the type of tests they will perform, and the types of information they will be interested in, are outlined below. Your doctor or health nurse may recommend more frequent health check-ups depending on your child’s developmental progress.

Health checks at birth

  • Doctors will examine your baby’s birth weight, length, and head circumference. Neonatal screening tests will be used to check for serious health problems.
  • Hepatitis B immunization is usually administered shortly after birth.
  • General inquiries about the pregnancy, labor and the baby’s first few days will usually be made before leaving the hospital.

Health checks at 1–4 weeks

  • At this health check, the doctor or nurse will be interested in both the baby and the parents. In particular, they will want to know how your baby has been developing, feeding and settling, and how you are managing with the newborn. They may ask questions about vision and hearing to determine if there are any problems.
  • A plan for immunization may also be discussed at this stage.

Health checks at 6–8 weeks

  • The 6–8-week check will include physical, emotional and social assessments of both the mother and the baby.
  • The mother should bring the baby’s Health Record, the discharge summary, any other relevant information, and a list of questions she wants to discuss during the consultation.
  • An appointment should be made for both mother and baby to allow enough time for the assessment.

Health checks at 6–8 months

  • At this check-up, the growth and physical development of your child will be assessed.
  • You may wish to discuss moving to solid foods, the play and social development of your child, crawling, sleeping, and helping your child to develop language.

Health checks at 18 months

  • At this check-up, the growth and physical development of your child will be assessed.
  • The doctor or nurse may be interested in how your child is learning and behaving, moving, walking, talking, and understanding what others say. You may wish to discuss toilet training and discipline.

Health checks at 2½–3½ years

  • This check-up will include an assessment of growth, hearing, vision, and speech. Height and weight will again be measured at this age. Children’s walking will also be checked.

Health checks at 4–5 years

  • This health check is suggested just before the child begins kindergarten or preschool. This will be much the same as the check performed at two years of age and will assess growth, hearing, vision, and speech.
  1. Sore ThroatSore throats are common in children and can be painful. However, a sore throat that is caused by a virus does not need antibiotics. In those cases, no specific medicine is required, and your child should get better in seven to ten days. In other cases, a sore throat could be caused by an infection called streptococcal (strep throat).
  1. Ear Pain : Ear pain is common in children and can have many causes—including ear infection (otitis media), swimmer's ear (infection of the skin in the ear canal), pressure from a cold or sinus infection, teeth pain radiating up the jaw to the ear, and others. . To tell the difference, your pediatrician will need to examine your child's ear. In fact, an in-office exam is still the best way for your pediatrician to make an accurate diagnosis. If your child's ear pain is accompanied by a high fever, involves both ears, or if your child has other signs of illness, your pediatrician may decide that an antibiotic is the best treatment.
  1. Urinary Tract Infection : Bladder infections, also called urinary tract infections or UTIs, occur when ­bacteria build up in the urinary tract. A UTI can be found in children from infancy through the teen years and into adulthood. Symptoms of a UTI include pain or burning during urination, the need to urinate frequently or urgently, bedwetting or accidents by a child who knows to use the toilet, abdominal pain, or side or back pain.
  1. Skin Infection : In most children with skin infections, a skin test (culture or swab) may be needed to determine the most appropriate treatment. Tell your doctor if your child has a history of MRSA, staph infection, or other resistant bacteria or if he or she has been exposed to other family members or contacts with resistant bacteria.
  1. Bronchitis : Chronic bronchitis is an infection of the larger, more central airways in the lungs and is more often seen in adults. Often the word "bronchitis" is used to describe a chest virus and does not require antibiotics.
  1. Bronchiolitis : Bronchiolitis is most often caused by a virus, which does not require antibiotics. Instead, most treatment recommendations are geared toward making your child comfortable with close monitoring for any difficulty in breathing, eating, or signs of dehydration. Medicines used for patients with asthma (such as albuterol or steroids) are not recommended for most infants and young children with bronchiolitis. Children who were born prematurely or have underlying health problems may need different treatment plans.
  1. Pain : The best medicines for pain relief for children are acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Talk to your pediatrician about how much to give your child, as it should be based on your child's weight.
  1. Common Cold : Colds are caused by viruses in the upper respiratory tract. Many young children—especially those in child care—can get 6 to 8 colds per year. Symptoms of a cold (including runny nose, congestion, and cough) may last for up to ten days.
  1. Bacterial Sinusitis : Bacterial sinusitis is caused by bacteria trapped in the sinuses. Sinusitis is suspected when cold-like symptoms such as nasal discharge, daytime cough, or both last over ten days without improvement.
  1. Cough : Cough medicine is not recommended for children 4 years of age and younger, or for children 4 to 6 years of age unless advised by your doctor. Studies have consistently shown that cough medicines do not work in the 4-years-and-younger age group and have the potential for serious side effects. Cough medicines with narcotics—such as codeine—should not be used in children.

Our Doctors 

Pediatric at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai brings together some of the best pediatric specialists in Chennai. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with end-stage all the general problems. A thorough investigation is the first step in effective mental health procedures. Following the tests and analysis, the heart team will help the patient and caregivers understand the treatment given to them.

Dr Jayanthi Vishwanathan

M.B.B.S.

Senior Consultant

Dr Raj Kumar Radhakrishnan

M.B.B.S, M.D (Pediatrics & Neonatology), MRCPCH (UK)

Consultant

Dr Mohan Babu Kasala

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics & Neonatology)

Consultant

Dr Ponni Sivaprakasam

MBBS, MRCPCH (London)

Senior Consultant – Pediatric oncology

We are with you in your journey to better health

A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.

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