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Pediatrics

Apollo Children's Hospital caters to the complex
health needs of children of all age group

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Pediatric Cardiology

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Apollo Children’s Hospitals is one of the leading Centres of Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology in the region. In one of its many firsts, the Apollo Children’s Hospitals is the first in Chennai to have Transoesphagal 3D Echo facilities. This is a very important investigative modality as intrauterine detection of cardiac defects can be done as early as 18-20 weeks of conception.This gives the parents and physicians adequate time to plan and prepare the treatment of the child once he or she is born.

4D Echocardiology is a very exciting new investigative modality. Apollo Children’s Hospitals has the highly advanced Transoesophageal probe that helps intracardiac anatomy to be studied in real-time and digitally reconstructed. This enables the cardiac surgeon to plan the surgery decisively.

This strength in investigative modalities is made more robust by the support of a 320 Slice CT scan and Cardiac MRI. Optimal utilization of these modalities enables right diagnosis for the child, and the best possible intervention.

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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

In Paediatric cardiac surgery Apollo Children’s Hospitals has created several milestones.These include PDA ligation in preterm babies, Arterial switches, corrections of complex conditions such as Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection,Tricuspid atresia, Congenital pulmonary vein stenosis, Tetralogy of Fallot, Blalock Taussig shunts, bi directional Glenn and Fontan operations etc. Redo surgeries of the Tricuspid and Pulmonary valve have been performed successfully.

Pediatric Urology

Apollo Children’s Hospitals is the leader in the field of Paediatric Urology. The department offers Endoscopic Urology for all urologic procedures like Pyeloplasty, Reimplant surgery, Undescended testes, Laparoscopic urology, Ureteroscopy for stones, Urodynamics, Urologic oncology, Reconstructive urology for conditions like bladder exstrophy and epispadias. A specific focus area is in the treatment of children with history of bed wetting, neurogenic bladder disease and hypospadias.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology is a subspecialty that deals with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.The Apollo Children’s Hospital has a well recognized department that treats children with problems such as Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Migraine, Muscular Dystrophies, Intracranial tumours etc.

It is backed by high end infrastructure like state of art Neurophysiology labs, which has the facility to do Video EEGs, Nerve Conduction Studies, EMG, BERA etc. Our Neuroimaging and other diagnostics facilities are on par with international standards.

Apollo Children’s Hospitals is a tertiary referral centre for Pediatric Neurology. We provide the following services:

  • Epilepsy management with expertise in complex epilepsy surgery
  • Migraine treatment
  • Management of Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular disease management
  • Neuro oncology services with Pediatric Neuro surgery and Pediatric Oncology
  • Management for Children with complex neurological problems including neurological support in PICU and Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Pediatric Surgery

This department forms the backbone of surgical support at the Apollo Children’s Hospitals.Total surgical cover is provided, covering all Pediatric age groups from new born to adolescents.

The entire range of surgical procedures include surgeries of the stomach, intestine and colon, lung and thoracic, head and neck, peripheral limb lesions and plastic surgery.

The broader sections under which the department operates are:

  • Day Care Surgery
  • Surgery in newborns
  • Laparoscopic surgery and Minimally Invasive surgery

Pediatric Orthopedics

This department provides high quality care of musculoskeletal problems in newborns, infants, children and adolescents upto 16 years.

A child’s Orthopedic problems are different than those of an adult. Many of the problems children have with their bones and joints don’t occur in adults. Specially trained Paediatric Orthopedic surgeons at Apollo Children’s Hospitals perform detailed evaluation and routinely treat such cases.

Some of the focus areas are:

  • Abnormalities in walking
  • Differences in leg length
  • Deformities that are present at birth such as clubfeet and dislocated hips
  • Deformities that develop later in childhood such as knock knees, bow legs and curved spines
  • Broken bones
  • Infections in bones and joints
  • Tumour in bones
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