Pediatrics

Overview

GKNM hospital was started as a maternity and children hospital. The department offers a comprehensive range of services in all paediatrics subspecialities like Endocrinology, Paediatric surgery, Pulmonology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, developmental neurology, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery.

Since its inception in 1974, thousands of children have been treated for a wide array of complex paediatric conditions with result at par with international standards.

Chairperson Paediatrics

Dr. R. Sowmya

MRCP(UK)


Treatments & Specialties

Outpatient unit

General paediatric outpatient department functions on all days and caters to children with a wide variety of illnesses and also has a well baby clinic for routine immunization. The well baby & immunization clinic functions daily from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Paediatric Consultants

Intensive Care Units

The NICU is the largest of its kind with 30 beds (12 of which are intensive care beds) was started in 1973. The NICU is the state of the art facility to treat extreme preterm babies and is equipped with ventilators, warmers, photo therapy, incubators, infusion pumps and multiparameter monitors.

PICU which is 10 bedded is equipped to handle sick children’s with life threatening infections, trauma etc. manned by two paediatric intensivists and offers round the clock service.

Paediatric Surgery

It was started in 1974, complex surgical conditions in newborn babies and children’s are performed with excellent results.

Pediatric Endocrinology

The department houses the largest Pediatric Endocrinology services in coimbatore started by Prof. Raghupathy from CMC Vellore and now run by Dr. Ahila. Neonatal screening program for hypothyroidism, special awareness camps for type I diabetes mellitus patients, obese children’s and also for children with Disorders of Sexual Differentiation are held regularly.

Pediatric Pulmonology

The service is headed by Dr. Antony Terance offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities for patients with paediatric respiratory illnesses, asthma and diagnostic facility for cystic fibrosis and Primary ciliary dyskinesia. Flexible fibro-optic bronchoscopy service is one of its kinds in the city.

Paediatric Cardiology / Cardiothoracic services

Neonatal and children with complex cardiac problems are diagnosed, stabilized and treated with interventional procedures or open cardiac surgery with excellent results.

Paediatric Neurology

Manned by 2 well trained, Neurologists. Offers both, outpatient service and inpatient service for children with acute and chronic neurological problems. Special Neuro developmental clinic for Ex NICU children and children with special needs. Multidisciplinary team includes speech therapist and physiotherapist.

Paediatric Gastroenterology

Services include pediatric endoscopy.