Neonatal babies or newborn babies are specifically those who are less than four weeks old. This is a key phase in a baby's life when events such as feeding routines are formed; it's also the time when bonding between the baby and the parents begins; and, most critically, it's the time when the infant is more susceptible to infections that can become serious. A separate speciality called neonatology was created to take care of such small newborns. The Neonatology department mainly focuses on the medical care of newborn infants, particularly those who are sick or premature. Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in the care of newborn children. The department is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of issues that arise during the fetal, intrapartum or neonatal periods. In a soft and nurturing environment, the NICU at Medicover Hospitals provides the infant with complete and highly specialised care by our experienced and dedicated team. Highly trained specialists provide compassionate care to the youngest and tiniest children, using cutting-edge technology designed specifically for premature infants.
Common Symptoms of Neonatology
- Poor feeding
- Breathing difficulty
- Decreased or elevated temperature
- Unusual skin rash or change in skin colour
- Persistent crying
- Unusual irritability
Technologies & Equipments
- Giraffe Incubators
- Oxventi Transport Ventilator
Common Procedures of Neonatology
- UVC ( ultraviolet radiation )
- UAC (umbilical artery catheter )
- Surfactant Administration
- Thickline insertion
- Pig tail insertion
- ICD Insertion
- Exchange Transfusion
Complex Procedures of Neonatology at Medicover Hospitals
- Intra Occular Injection
- Neonatal Opthalmology
- Neonatal ENT
- Neonatal Neurology
- Neonatal Cardiology
- Neonatal Nephrology
Test & Diagnostic Excellence
Blood and Urine Tests
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and Creatinine
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
Common Conditions of Neonatology
Sepsis - Sepsis is a potentially fatal illness that arises when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues in reaction to an infection. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) - It's an eye condition that can afflict premature babies. It causes aberrant blood vessels in the retina to develop. Jaundice - Jaundice causes a yellowish tint to the eyes and skin in children, that commonly starts on the face and moves down the body. Anemia - It is a condition in which a kid lacks enough healthy red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen to the body's tissue. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) - It is caused by the abrupt cessation of foetal exposure to substances that the mother used or misused during pregnancy.
Advanced Level III NICU care for premature and low birth weight neonates
Special care for extremely low birth weight neonates
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and NIV (non-invasive ventilation)
Conventional and High-Frequency Ventilation
Frequently Asked Questions:
When newborns are born prematurely, have health concerns, or have a rough birth, they are admitted to the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here babies get round-the-clock care from a team of experts.
Neonatologists generally provide treatment for newborns with conditions like breathing disorders, infections and birth defects.
ICUs are designed to cater for adults who are critically ill. NICU units are specially designed to treat newborns who require immediate medical attention.