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Institute of advanced paediatric sciences at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai offers state-of-the-art quaternary care in various paediatric sub-specialties. The specialists offer comprehensive services from simple ailments to complex multi-organ transplantation under one roof. This centre offers 24/7 emergency and Intensive care for new-borns and children by experienced consultants. Institute of Advanced Paediatrics offers children the most advanced medical care available – often long before it is available in other hospitals. Our advanced approaches to paediatric medical and surgical therapies and our innovative research help ensure acontinuum of excellence that patients need and deserve.

Departments

The institute itself is divided into various departments for excellence and specialized care:

Paediatrics

Paediatrics services offer specialized medical care to infants, children and adolescents (from birth to 16 years). We provide comprehensive child care, includes growth and development assessment, dietary advice, Immunization Services and treatment of common paediatric ailments such as cough, cold, fever and wheezing etc., by experienced paediatricians in a child friendly ambience. Counselling and appropriate treatment for chronic conditions like wheeze, childhood fits, school related problems and behavioural issues.

Consultants

  • Dr. Somasekar
  • Dr. Venkatesh
  • Dr. Aravind.

Neonatology

The institute’s neonatology department is known for its NICU. NICU nurseries are specially designed for our tiniest babies and their families. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in the India for critically ill new-borns and premature infants, up to highest care of ECMO. We do provide facilities for all complex neonatal surgeries. Services we offer include:

  • High risk new-born clinics
  • Genetic counselling
  • Early stimulation programmes for high risk
  • Neonates
  • Growth monitoring

Consultants

  • Dr. Eswar Raja
  • Dr. Venkatesh
  • Dr. Manikumar

Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery

At the Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery, we treat children from birth to adolescence who may require surgery as part of their care. Our consultants have expertise in the many areas of paediatric and neonatal surgery.

Consultants

  • Dr. Priya Ramachandran

Paediatric Cardiology

Department of Paediatric Cardiology offers the assessment and treatment of children with heart ailments. Assessments and treatment of children with heart murmur, congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease and abnormalities of heart rhythm. The treatments include appropriate counselling & reassurance, medications, key-hole procedure or open-heart surgery as needed. The service is backed by excellent cardiothoracic Intensive care area, interventional cardiac catheter laboratory and echocardiography laboratory. Our special services include:

  • Holter assessment
  • Exercise/treadmill testing
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Interventional cardiac catheterization (Device closure of ASD/PDA)
  • Cardiac CT/MR
  • Electrophysiology studies in older children for arrythmias

Consultants

  • Dr. Karthik Surya.

Paediatric Endocrinology

Paediatric endocrinologists treat patients from infancy to late adolescence and young adulthood. The most common disease of the specialty is the diabetes. The next common problem is growth disorders. Education for patients and families regarding illness and medication is provided. We specialize in treating childhood obesity, diabetes, and growth disorders.

Consultant

  • Dr. Sruthi

Paediatric Neurology

The Department of Paediatric Neurology aims to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management of children with neurological and complex neuro developmental disorders. The department is well supported by an array of other allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists, orthotists, and clinical psychologists.Specialized investigation includes:

  • EEG
  • Neonatal and paediatric EEG
  • MRI/MRS
  • Multislice CT
  • OAE and BERA

Consultants

  • Dr. Ranjit

Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Department of Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation has a team of exclusive paediatric specialist doctors who can handle from simple anaemia to complex solid organ and haematological malignancies. The bone marrow transplant unit has been constructed to the highest standards. We offer:

  • Allogenic stem cell transplantation using matched related donors
  • Allogenic stem cell transplantation using matched unrelated donors
  • Allogenic stem cell transplantation using haploidentical (half-matched) donors
  • Allogenic unrelated cord blood transplantation
  • Autologous stem cell transplantation

Consultants

  • Dr. Julius Scott
  • Dr. Deena Dayal
  • Dr. Vimal

Paediatric Orthopaedics

Kids are not small adults. Their orthopaedic problems and its solutions require special and unique expertise. Paediatric Orthopaedics Department has a qualified full time paediatric orthopaedic specialist to deliver high quality paediatric orthopaedic care. The unit specialises in treating paediatric trauma, acquired and congenital limb deformities. Our service includes:

  • 24/7 Fracture service
  • Limb length and deformity correction
  • Cerebral palsy
  • CTEV & Hip dysplasia
  • Fracture related complications
  • Growth modulation

Consultants

  • Dr. Balamurugan

Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplantation

The paediatric gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition department sees paediatric patients form birth through 17 years of age and provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders. Many GI problems may be easily treated by the child’s paediatrician, but more complicated GI problems are referred to paediatric gastroenterology. We have state-of-the-art end endoscopy suite supported by multiple paediatric specialists that include surgeons, anaesthesiologists, intensive care specialists and the other specialists on call to help our team manager and care for these children.

The Department of Paediatric Liver Transplant: The department provides comprehensive evaluation, treatment and care for children with all forms of liver disease, including those with end-stage or potentially fatal liver diseases requiring life-saving liver transplant, or other major surgical procedures such as liver resection. The other service we offer are:

  • Jaundice clinic
  • Gastro and endoscopy services
  • Paediatric liver cancer
  • Paediatric liver intensive care
  • Paediatric liver transplantation
  • Nutritional services

Consultants

  • Dr. Naresh Shanmugam
  • Dr. Joseph

Metabolic Disorders Clinic

Metabolic disorders are genetic diseases that results improper breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Due to improper breakdown several toxic intermediate byproducts are formed and could affect brain, kidney, liver etc. and causes fits, mental retardation, kidney failure, liver failure etc. Usually babies are born with disease and manifest within first year of life. There are more than 100 such metabolic disorders. Success of treatment lies with correct diagnosis and appropriate drug or dietary intervention. We have specialist clinic for children with metabolic disorders and few of the common metabolic disorders in India are glycogen storage disorders, tyrosinemia, maple syrup urine diseases etc.

Consultant

  • Dr. Naresh Shanmugam

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

The paediatric intensive care consists of 18 beds, that is inclusive of 4 paediatric solid organ transplant beds and two bone marrow transplant beds and four HDU beds. The intensive care team provide local and international transport service.

Consultant

  • Dr. Ravi
  • Dr. Saravanan

When it comes to making little ones feel safe and happy, RIMC goes above and beyond. Little kids are the future of our nation and we intend to keep them healthy and strong. Be assured, you child will get the best treatment and will leave our premises with a sunshine smile!

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