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Child & Adolescent Health

The Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health at Aster Medcity is a one-of-its-kind, dedicated facility for comprehensive management of diseases, disorders and other medical conditions in neonates, children and adolescents. Design like an independent hospital, this centre has an outpatient wing, an inpatient wing, level 3 paediatric & neonatal intensive care units, dedicated paediatric surgery suites, state-of-the-art imaging facilities, a rehabilitation wing and a 24-hour emergency wing to handle all paediatric emergencies. A child-friendly facility, the warm and comforting ambience hastens the healing process.

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The Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health at Aster Medcity is a one-of-its-kind, dedicated facility for comprehensive management of diseases, disorders and other medical conditions in neonates, children and adolescents. Design like an independent hospital, this centre has an outpatient wing, an inpatient wing, level 3 paediatric & neonatal intensive care units, dedicated paediatric surgery suites, state-of-the-art imaging facilities, a rehabilitation wing and a 24-hour emergency wing to handle all paediatric emergencies. A child-friendly facility, the warm and comforting ambience hastens the healing process.

The world-class team of doctors here comprises highly experienced Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Paediatric Intensivists and experts from various paediatric specialties. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment to patients, with the support of trained paediatric and neonatal Nurses, Therapists and Technicians.

The paediatric critical care wing at Aster Medcity is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. The Level 3 PICU and NICUs here are equipped with state-of-the-art life-support systems including Inhaled Nitric Oxide, total body cooling for HIE and ECMO, to ensure the best possible treatment for critically ill/ injured children. The expert team of paediatric and neonatal critical care ensures highly specialised care for newborns and children who are medically unstable and require mechanical ventilation or single or multi-organ support. The PICU also offers post-operative care for children who have undergone surgeries, including organ/ cell transplant. Manned 24/7 by Paediatric Intensivists and PALS certified Nurses, these units are closely supervised by the Infection Control Department to check and prevent any possibilities of cross-infection.

Aster Medcity is also the first in the region to introduce paediatric intensive care transport and retrieval, with the help of fully equipped ICU ambulances and aeromedical transfer.

Aster KIND

The centre also has a dedicated unit for holistic management of neurological neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents. Named Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre (Aster KIND), this facility provides expert child neurology, neurodevelopmental, neuro rehabilitation, neurometabolic, neurogenetic, child behavioural health and allied services.

The Aster Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health offers a wide range of services including:

General Paediatrics | Neonatology & NICU | Paediatric Surgery | Paediatric Critical Care | Paediatric Cardiology | Paediatric Cardiac Surgery | Paediatric Neurology | Pediatric Neurosurgery (Brain/ Cranial) | Paediatric Spine Surgery | Paediatric Orthopaedics | Sports Medicine | Paediatric Nephrology | Paediatric Urology | Paediatric Oncology | Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant | Paediatric Gastroenterology | Paediatric GI Surgery | Paediatric Solid Organ Transplant Programme (Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Heart, Lung) | Paediatric Pulmonology & Allergy Management | Paediatric ENT | Paedodontics | Paediatric Dermatology | Craniomaxillofacial Surgery | Paediatric Ophthalmology | Paediatric Endocrinology | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Paediatric Imaging (including Nuclear Medicine) | Paediatric Pain & Palliative Care | 24/7 Paediatric Emergency Care

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Doctors

Dr. Jeeson C Unni

Senior Asso. Consultant
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Dr. Benjamin Joseph

Associate Consultant
Dr benjamin joseph medium

Dr. Ashok Rijhwani

Senior Asso. Consultant
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Dr. Jose Paul

Senior Consultant
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Dr. George Paul

Senior Consultant
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Dr. Geetha Mammayil

Senior Consultant
Geetha large medium

Dr. Rajappan Pillai. P

Consultant
Dr rajpillai consultant medium

Dr. Gladys Cyril

Consultant
Dr gladys cyrilpeadiatrics large medium

Dr. George Jose

Consultant
Dr george s specialist medium

Dr. Rajsree S

Consultant
Rajsrees medium

Dr. Parvathy L

Consultant
Parvathy medium

Dr. Imthias VK

Consultant
Dr imthias v large medium

Dr. Kiran VR

Consultant
Kiran new medium

Dr. Ranjit Baby Joseph

Senior Specialist
Renjith new child medium

Dr. Thomas Mathen Maveli

Senior Specialist
Thomas large medium

Dr. Susan Mary Zachariah

Senior Specialist-Developmental Paediatrics (Aster KIND)
Dr susan mary zachariah 1 medium

Dr. Maria Grace Treasa

Pathologist
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Dr. Sajana TM

Specialist
Large sajana 439 300 pediatric medium

Dr. Sebastian Paul

Specialist
Sebastianpaul 439x 300 jan 10 medium

Dr. Ankur Gupta

Specialist
Ankur child medium

Dr. Deepa James

Specialist
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Dr. Sumesh V S

Specialist
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Facilities

Outpatient Services

  • Outpatient Consultation
  • Well baby and immunisation services
  • Follow up of the inpatients with chronic illness
  • Services of Paediatric Phlebotomist/ Play therapist

Child friendly ambience | Separate Consultation Rooms for privacy and patient confidentiality| Lab facility| Breast Feeding Room| Comfortable patient lounge with TV| Play area

Inpatient Services

The Paediatric ward provides 24-hour care for stable Medical and Surgical Paediatric patients, with separate rooms for each patient.

  • Paediatric Surgery, with a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Diagnostic services- ECG, EEG, CT, MRI, X-Ray
  • Care during illness:
  • Continuous assessments of patient’s physical and emotional needs and corresponding therapeutic interventions by the medical team
  • Pain Management
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Daily weight checks
  • Infection control and safety management
  • Family education
  • Emergency resuscitation
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Blood withdrawal
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy
  • Blood and Blood product administration
  • Oxygen therapy and pulse oximetry
  • Nebulisation
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Bone Marrow
  • Wound care

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Aster Medcity offers a dedicated 10 bedded Level 3 Pediatric Intensive Unit equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and diagnostic equipment. Manned 24/7 by a team internationally trained Pediatric Intensive Care Physicians and Nurses who stand for ethical and evidence based practices, the PICU provides advanced organ support for critically ill children and life-support services including mechanical ventilation like HFOV and Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy. The Unit, for the first time in Kerala, offers Pediatric Intensive Care Retrieval service, where the Retrieval Team, comprising Pediatric Intensive Care Physicians and Nurses triage, stabilise and transport critically ill children in an ambulance that is a Level 3 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit by itself, from peripheral hospitals to Aster Medcity.

The Unit also offers:

  • Invasive cardiovascular monitoring and support including extra corporeal life support Advanced renal support like CVVH and hemodialysis for children
  • Post-operative care for children who have had specialised surgery at Aster Medcity
  • Multi-disciplinary in approach and works closely with other Specialities for Pediatric surgery like Oncology, Neurology, Renal, Spinal Surgery, ENT, Respiratory and Endocrinology
  • Multi-disciplinary in approach for trauma care with support from specialist teams including Neurosurgery, Pediatric surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics, ENT and Craniofacial surgery
  • Round the clock triaging and pre-transport stabilisation advice to assist Retrieval
  • Zero tolerance for error prescription policy
  • 100 % adherence to infection control practices
  • Dedicated team to address patient safety and risk management
  • Allied services including Respiratory Therapists, Dietician , Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists
  • Counselling and Psychosocial services for bystanders and focus for creating a stress free environment during the most difficult period in their lives

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Procedures

  • Endo tracheal intubation
  • Umbilical line placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Percutaneous (PICC) line placement
  • Ventilator support including high frequency ventilation + inhaled nitric-oxide treatment
  • Intravenous access and maintenance
  • Total Body Cooling
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Surfactant therapy
  • Thermoregulation
  • Per Oral/tube feeding
  • Promotion of breast feeding and lactation assistance/advice
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Developmental interventions - Environmental and Developmental Care of Infants

The Child Development Centre

The Child Development Centre at Aster Medcity is a dedicated clinic for differently abled children, providing customised treatment through early identification, intervention, school age and specialised services. Community based, accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the child at all stages of development, these services are delivered in a culture of excellence, diversity and respect, with focus on quality, stability, innovation and positive out come for both the child and his or her family.

The treatment strategy is planned after a detailed assessment by way of “scores” based on the way the child plays with toys, interacts with friends and also information provided by parents on his or her behavioural pattern, food and sleep habits, with inputs from Developmental Paediatrics, Child Psychiatry, Child Psychology, Speech and Language, Hearing, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy departments and also Special instructors and Play therapists. The behavioural and developmental interface addresses common conditions like Attention deficit disorder, Attention deficit hyperactive disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autism spectrum disorder.

Adolescent Medicine unit

The Adolescent Medicine unit at the Centre of Excellence in Child and Adolescent Care provides comprehensive and personalised primary specialty care to children aged 12 to 18. The unit, which offers consultation, diagnosis and treatment for health problems that are common during this age, has a team of trained Doctors and professionals who have extensive experience in handling the physical, emotional and social needs of adolescents from puberty though young adulthood and also management of long-lasting conditions like eating disorders, obesity and chronic pain.

The unit has dedicated clinics for pediatric and adolescent gynecology, eating disorders, substance use and behavioral issues, where psychosocial and school problems that start during the teen years or have deepened due to the stress of growing up are effectively managed, through detailed diagnosis and treatment. The Biofeedback programme here teaches teens to handle chronic ailments with confidence and courage, making life more meaningful and enjoyable .The Unit would be soon staring Cyber and Digital detox therapies for young children and young adults, who are addicted to electronic and digital gadgets.
Aster Medcity, through Aster Foundation has initiated several programmes in the interest of children and their well being in the society.

Aster KIND (Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre)

Aster KIND offers specialised care for management of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents​

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