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Pediatric Specialties

About The Speciality

Diseases and disorders in children can do a much more drastic damage and severely impact the quality of life if not treated with specialized care. That is why; world’s best pediatricians are available on MediAngels panel to offer expert medical advice and online second opinion. Genetic disorders, physiological and anatomical complications related to development, hormonal issues, cancerous conditions and many other health conditions that may require surgical attention are covered under this specialty. Pediatric oncologists, pediatric cardiologists, general pediatricians and pediatric surgeons form the expert panel of this super-specialty at MediAngels. Medical consultation and second opinion for common medical conditions can be availed via online consultation, phone consultation and consultation via video.

Pediatric services at MediAngels

Pediatric services at MediAngels include diagnostic, investigative, treatment and cure related procedures for commonly faced pediatric conditions. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available and second opinion can be sought for common medical conditions faced by children of all ages.

Conditions

  • Hereditary and genetic disorders:

    Genetic disorders which may be acquired at birth or due to hereditary background are treated under this sub specialty. Second opinion is available for diagnosis, management and counseling on common genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, Marfan syndrome, hemochromatosis, Huntington’s disease and diabetes mellitus.

  • Behavioral and developmental disorders:

    Both psychological and neurological development related disorders are covered under this sub specialty. Commonly diagnosed and treated conditions include neuro-developmental disorder like Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

  • Primary healthcare related issues:

    Commonly treated healthcare issues under this sub specialty include Appendicitis, Neuroblastoma, Soft tissue tumors, liver tumors, kidney tumors, intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease, Hydrocele, Vascular anomalies, Gall stones, Crohn’s disease and Germ cell tumors.

  • Premature birth or birth with illness:

    Medical disorders and complications in new born babies are effectively diagnosed and treated under this subspecialty. Commonly researched and diagnosed neo-natal conditions are neo-natal jaundice, neo-natal tetanus, neo-natal sepsis such as Meningitis, Pneumonia and Gastroenteritis, neo-natal acne, neo-natal hepatitis, neo-natal stroke, neo-natal diabetes mellitus, neo-natal bowel obstruction and peri-natal asphyxia.

  • Pediatric cardiac disorders:

    Pediatric cardiologist at MediAngels offer expert diagnostic and treatment advice for common cardiac conditions in children like Congenital Heart Defects (including aortic stenosis, atrial septal defect, atrio-ventricular canal defect, co-arctation of aorta etc.) and Acquired Heart Defects (including cardiomyopathy, endocarditis, Kawasaki disease, aortic coarctation, aortic valve stenosis, arrhythmia, atrial septal defect, etc.)

  • Cardiothoracic disorders:

    Cardio-thoracic conditions which can be treated surgically include the Heart-valve disease, Aortic Aneurysm, heart failure in children due to weakening heart muscles, lung cancer and congenital heart disease.

  • Endocrine and hormonal disorders:

    Endocrine disorders in children can not only inhibit physical growth but also affect sexual development. Commonly diagnosed and treated conditions include diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, abnormally short stature, Turner syndrome and disorders related to puberty.

  • Gastroenterological disorders:

    Gastric disorders in children can reach life threatening proportions if not diagnosed and treated at the right time. Commonly treated conditions under this subspecialty are abdominal pain, acute diarrhea, gastritis, vomiting, cystic fibrosis and hepatitis.

  • Nephrological disorders:

    Kidney functions in children can get affected due to several congenital and environmental reasons. This sub specialty deals with conditions like bed wetting, kidney stones, nephritis, blood or protein in urine, urinary tract infections, Nephrocalcinosis, kidney failure and renal tubular acidosis.

  • Neurological disorders:

    Both surgically and non-surgically treatable neurological conditions are covered under this sub specialty. These include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, achandroplasia, hydrocephalus, vascular abnormalities, craniofacial syndromes and spinal cord tumors. Structural and electrochemical disruptions in the neural network can also cause disorders like sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, migraine headaches, movement disorders, sudden loss of skills and seizures. Brain and spinal cord injury are also treated under this subspecialty.

  • Orthopedic disorders:

    Musculoskeletal problems like scoliosis, club foot, congenital dislocation of hip, musculoskeletal tumors, neuromuscular diseases and sports related injury to bones, tendons and ligaments are covered under this sub specialty.

  • Pulmonary disorders:

    Commonlt treated pulmonary conditions include Paediatric Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Apnea,Pulmonary Infections, Respiratory Disorders in Systemic Diseases and in Immuno-compromised Hosts, Ventilatory Muscle Weakness and Neuromuscular Diseases,Disorders of Ventilatory Control, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Congenital Malformations Of The Respiratory System, Bronchial Foreign Bodies.

  • Rheumatic diseases in children:

    Commonly treated conditions in pediatric rheumatology are arthritis, osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gouty arthritis, Lupus, Scleroderma and Fibromyalgia.

  • Urological disorders:

    Urological conditions like bladder control problems, Genitourinary trauma, tumors and cancers of kidneys, urinary obstructions, phimosis, neurogenic bladder, vesicoureteral reflux, chordee, urolithiasis and Cryptorchidism are commonly treated conditions by Pediatric Urologists under this sub specialty.

  • Gall bladder problems
  • Obesity in children
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Spleen disorders
  • Abdominal wall defects

Investigations

  • Genetic disorders are primarily investigated by analyzing the genetic family history and conducting radiological, biochemical and cytogenetic tests to study the genetic mutation and their impact on physiology.

  • Developmental Pediatricians investigate developmental disorders in children by evaluating genetic history, family history, conducting interviews with the patient and his/her family members and inspecting the abilities, challenges and habits of the patient.

  • Investigative techniques adopted for inspecting and diagnosing neo-natal medical conditions include X-rays, ultrasound, blood tests and urine tests.

  • Event monitors, fetal-echocardiograms, pulse oximetry and specialized ultrasound tests are used to investigate cardiac disorders in children.

  • Blood tests for glucose and cholesterol levels, evocative testing and bone age test are commonly performed investigative procedures for determining endocrine disorders in children.

  • Well established investigative technique like stool culture, fecal occult blood tests and Computed Tomography scans are used to investigate and determine gastric disorders.

  • Investigative procedures for hemato-oncological disorders in children include pathology testing, blood cultures, radio-graphic techniques, etc.

  • X-ray Computed Tomography, Magneto-encephalography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography are commonly adopted investigative procedures for pediatric neurological disorders.

  • Inspection of kidney related disorders is done by MRI, CT scans, X-ray techniques, renal ultrasounds, renal nuclear scans, abdominal computed axial tomography scan and computerized tomographic angiography scan.

  • Most orthopedic disorders are diagnosed and investigated with the help of X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs.

  • Investigative procedures for diagnosing and inspecting pulmonary diseases in children are Pulmonary Function Tests, Exercise Stress Tests, Computerized Tomography Scans, X-Rays, Blood Tests, Sleep Studies, Tests of Ventilatory Muscle Strength, Tests of Ventilatory Control.

  • X-rays, ultrasounds, Cytopathology and Screening musculoskeletal exams are the investigative procedures used for diagnosing and inspecting rheumatic disorders in children.

  • Urological malfunctions and disorders are effectively diagnosed and inspected by investigative techniques like x-rays, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT scans.

Procedures

  • Clinical genetics:

    Common genetic disorders in children are diagnosed, investigated and treated with technically advanced medical procedures. Online second opinion and consultation from clinical geneticists is available for procedures like bone marrow transplant, gene therapy, enzyme replacement therapy, DNA testing, muscle biopsy and skin biopsy.

  • Developmental Pediatrics:

    Procedures administered under this sub specialty require specialization in general pediatrics, child psychology, child psychiatry and pediatric neurology. Second opinion from best child psychologists, child psychiatrists, pediatric neurologists and developmental pediatrics is available for procedures like Behavioral therapy, medication for disorders like OCD and ADHD, Electro-conclusive therapy, Psycho-surgery and Autism therapy.

  • General Pediatrics:

    General pediatric procedures include abdominal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, Oncologic surgery, Trauma surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Second opinion from the best General pediatricians on Mediangels panel is available for non-surgical treatments too.

  • Neonatology:

    Best Neonatologists are available on the Mediangels panel to offer comprehensive medical advice and second opinion on antibiotic therapy for neonates, blood transfusions in premature and new born babies, Electroencephalogram procedure to evaluate brain function and seizure activity in babies and Echocardiogram procedure for checking cardiac function in babies.

  • Pediatric cardiology:

    Expert second opinion and medical consultations is available for procedures like Echocardiography (ultrasound imaging technique), cardiac electro-physiology and Cardiac Catheterization.

  • Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery:

    Angioplasty, Cardio-myoplasty, Bypass surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery are commonly administered procedures under this subspecialty. Pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeons on Mediangels panel offer comprehensive medical advice and second opinion for all surgical solutions to cardiothoracic conditions.

  • Pediatric endocrinology:

    Endocrine disorders are diagnosed and treatment advice is provided by the best pediatric endocrinologists on Mediangles panel. Treatment procedures include insulin-pump therapy, anti-thyroid drugs therapy, hormone replacement procedures, pharmacotherapy and nutritional assessment.

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology:

    Treatment and management procedures proposed by Pediatric Gastroenterologists at Mediangels include Colectomy, Cholangiography, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, liver biopsies, liver function tests and Pancreaticoduodenectomy.

  • Pediatric Nephrology:

    Pediatric nephrologists on Mediangels panel specialize in diagnostic and treatment procedures like dialysis, renal biopsy and kidney transplantation.

  • Pediatric Neurology:

    World’s best neurologists are available on the Mediangels panel to offer second opinion and medical consultation about treatment procedures like Craniotomy, spine surgery, lumbar puncture, Electromyography, Tensilon tests, Electro-encephalogram and sleep study.

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery:

    Best pediatric neurosurgeons are present on the Mediangels panel to offer online medical consultation and second opinion for procedures like biopsy, de-bulking (partial removal of brain tumor), endo-nasal endoscopy, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, chemotherapy, proton beam therapy and stereotactic radiation.

  • Pediatric Orthopedics:

    Pediatric orthopedic surgeons and medical advisers on Mediangels panel offer in-depth medical advice and second opinion for treatment procedures like Arthroscopy, arthroplasty, hand surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery, total joint replacement surgery and total knee replacement surgery.

  • Pediatric Pulmonology:

    Best pediatric pulmonoligists on Mediangels panel offer expert second opinion and online medical consultation for procedures like Flexible Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy (FFB), Rigid Bronchoscopy, Tracheostomy, Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Biopsy (TBNA), Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).

  • Pediatric Rheumatology:

    Diagnostic and treatment procedures under this specialty are blood and urine tests, imaging techniques, biopsies, splints and braces fabrication, administering intravenous medications, joint aspirations and injections.

  • Pediatric Surgery:

    Certain physiological and endocrine disorders require surgical correction and we have the best pediatric surgeons on-board to offer in-depth treatment advice and second opinion. Pediatric surgical procedures commonly include Tonsillectomy, umbilical hernia treatment, neonatal surgery, fetal surgery, open fetal surgery, minimally invasive fetoscopic surgery and medical ultrasonography.

  • Pediatric Urology:

    World’s best pediatric urologists are part of the Mediangels panel, offering expert second opinion and treatment advice for procedures like circumcision, Blue Light Cystoscopy, Cystoplasty, Ureteroscopy and Cholecystectomy.

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