Pediatric and Paediatric Surgery

The Department of Pediatrics is located on the 10th floor of the hospital which is dedicated exclusively for child care.

The department has few of the most senior consultants in Pediatrics in the city. These senior consultants are pioneer in their specialties and have been teachers to many practicing Pediatricians in the city as well as the state. We also provide Lactation Consultation for new moms.

Pediatric services are strengthened by the 24 x 7 availability of fully qualified Pediatricians available in the campus to tackle any kind of emergencies.

Our children friendly nursing staff are well trained to take care of sick children, administer medications and assist the doctors during procedures specific to Pediatrics.

State of the art facilities are available for the purpose of diagnosis and management backed up by round the clock and Radiology Services.

The department of Pediatrics is a recognized for post graduate training in Pediatrics and as an examination centre by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi since 2006.

  • Cardiology

    A dedicated & experienced team of Pediatric Cardiology offer below services at our hospital :

    • Neonatal, Pediatric and adult Echo cardiographyincluding extreme Preterm babies to rule out congenital heart disease
    • Pediatric Catheter intervention
    • ASD, PDA, VSD device closures
    • Balloon valvuloplasty for severe aortic and pulmonary valvar stenosis
    • Balloon dilatation / stenting for coarctation
    • Angiography and Hemodynamic study for complex congenital heart disease
    • Arrhythmia clinic for children - syncope work up and management of supra ventricular, ventricular arrhythmias in children especially in postoperative children
    • Hypertension clinic for children
    • Grown up congenital heart diesease (GUCH) Clinic
    • Follow up of children with correced CHDs into adult life as well as evaluation and treatment of adults with CHD
    • Pulmonary Hypertension clinic for children
    • Acquired Pediatric heart disease clinic
    • Like Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), Kawasaki disease, Cardiomyopathy (DCM, HOCM, RCM, ARVD)
  • Hematology-Oncology

    Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Services at Lilavati Hospital and Research Center provide comprehensive cancer and blood disorder care for children and adolescents.Ourcommitment to providing latest, highly personalized, quality care to children with cancer and blood diseases is total.We understand that children have different needs from adults. Thus, wehave dedicated inpatient and outpatient facilities specifically geared toward the needs of our young patients, who come to usfrom across the country.

    A multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, resident doctors, nurses, social workers, child psychologist, and administrative staff works in tandem to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care with compassion.Our team is trained to support patients and families at a stressful and alarming point in their life.We also have regular interaction of patients with survivors to boost their confidence and face their ordeal with more hope and positivity. All care is available under one roof leading to seamless coordination, which makes the patient experience less traumatic and more positive. Our services include PICU services, blood bank facilities, pathology, radiology, and allied pediatric subspecialties, along with round the clock trained nurses, resident doctors and intensivists. Patients can be assured that they will get the best available care and treatment.

    Our specific mission is:

    • To deliver the latest therapy for children by a team of experts who are leaders in their respective fields
    • To provide personalized care in a comfortingatmosphere that promotes best possible quality of lifefor children and their families
    • To use the tools of modern medicine to effectively diagnose childhood cancer and blood disorders
    • To quickly translate scientific discovery into better treatments for best possible outcomes
  • Nephrology

    Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre offers comprehensive care for children with kidney and urinary problems such as blood or protein in the urine. abnormally developed kidneys from birth and kidney failure. Common kidney problems seen in children are nephrotic syndrome, urinary tract infections, reflux, hydronephrosis, blood in the urine, tubular diseases, stones, bedwetting, and kidney failure

    Outpatient services:

    • Complete diagnostic workup in the outpatient department utilizing expert clinical evaluation supported by laboratory investigations, ultrasound ,colour doppler,nuclear scans, CT , MR urography and urodynamic studies as needed.
    • Counselling for kidney and urinary tract abnormalities detected in the baby during pregnancy.
    • Long term management and counselling for children with chronic kidney disease and chronic renal failure.

    Indoor services:

    • Kidney Biopsy under ultrasound guidance
    • Complete range of dialysis services for children under expert guidance from senior pediatricnephrologist , monitored by experienced pediatricintensivists available round the clock and delivered by technicians and nurses experienced in pediatric dialysis. Dialysis services includemanagement of acute renal failure with peritoneal dialysis,hemodialysis , plasma exchange as needed. Advanced modalities such as SLED and CRRT for critically ill children in PICU who have kidney failure. Maintenance hemodialysis and CAPD for children with chronic kidney failure
    • Kidney transplantation for children including pretransplant preparation and post transplant care.
  • Neurology

    Pediatric Neurology department was started at Lilavati Hospital in the year 2000 by Dr.K.N Shah ( of Pediatrics at Jerbhai Wadia Children Hospital) and is dedicated to treat children upto the age of 18 years with various pediatric neurological disorders like:

    • Migraine & Other type of headaches
    • Epilepsy
    • Developmental disorders like ADHD, Autism etc.
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Movement Disorders
    • Neurometabolic
    • Neuromuscular
    • Neurodegenerative
    • Congenital and acute CNS disorders like Meningoencephalitis
    • Various encephalopathies
    • Traumatic Head injuries
    • Pediatric stroke etc.

    It is an integral part of general pediatrics,various pediatric subspecialties and neurology department. It works closely with other disciplines like Pediatric Neurosurgery for brain and spine surgery ,radiology department for MRI,CT scan and Sonography of the central nervous system, nuclear department for SPECT ,PET and other modalities ,neurophysiology department for routine and video EEG,EMG, nerve conduction, BERA and VEP ,physiotherapist ,occupational therapist, speech therapist ,clinical psychologist etc. thus forming a multidisciplinary team

    We have state of the art pediatric and neonatal intensive care units for management of various pediatric and neonatal emergencies.

    Patients from all over India and neighboring countries are referred for consultation and management of various pediatric neurological disorders

    Pediatric Neurology department is run by senior Pediatric Neurologist Dr.K.N Shah and Dr. Shilpa Kulkarni

The Department of Paediatric Surgery is a full-fledged unit offering state-of-the-art tertiary care for all surgical problems in newborn, infants, older children and adolescents. The Surgical team is led by senior and experienced Consultants of national and International repute, who have been trained in leading hospitals in India and overseas. The Consultants are backed by a team of competent and qualified Surgical Clinical Associates and Resident doctors. The Service is amply supported by the some of the finest Paediatric Anaesthetists, Intensivist and Nursing staff. Our surgical results, in many difficult surgical conditions and anomalies in children, are comparable to leading Paediatric Surgical centres in the world.

Our department is a teaching centre for the six year Pediatric Surgery course with accreditation by National Board of Examination, New Delhi It is the only Paediatric Surgical department in the Private sector in Mumbai to be recognised as a Postgraduate teaching centre by the National Board Students trained at our centre are working in leading centers in India and Developed countries. During their training period, our students present research papers at international and national conferences and have won awards as well. Department regularly publishes many research papers in reputed scientific journals on an ongoing basis.

Our department is keenly conscious of our social responsibilities. We have our consultants and residents who are working in public hospitals and charitable hospitals. National programs like the “Go folic” (folic acid awareness initiative) have been launched under the guidance of our consultants. For the deserving economically backward classes, the hospital provides world class care at almost no cost.

  • Fetal Anomalies
    Many surgical problems in children are now first detected before birth. The department leads a team comprising of Ultrasonologists, Obstetricians and Paediatric Surgeons to diagnose and manage Antenatally detected Fetal surgical problems with a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Neonatal & Infant Surgery
    Surgery during the neonatal period requires special skills and understanding of the newborn physiology. The department has successfully handled all types of Neonatal and Infant surgical problems such a trachea-esophageal fistula, diaphragmatic hernia, Laryngotracheoesophageal cleft, intestinal atresias, imperforate anus, biliary atresia, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, PU valves etc.
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery
    The division has special interest and expertise in the care of Paediatric gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary surgical problems. The surgeons of the department have worked in leading Paediatric GI and hepatobiliary centres and have a large personal experience in conditions such as Biliary Atresia etc. Complex GI Procedures such as Gastric Pull ups and surgery for Total colonic aganglionosis have been successfully performed.
  • Pediatric Urology
    Paediatric Urological surgery forms a major part of every Paediatric Surgical department. This department offers the best in Paediatric Urological surgery –by way of expertise and experience. The department is a leading referral centre for Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladders and Vesicoureteric reflux.
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Paediatric Surgeons from the department have special expertise in the surgery and care of children with Spinal Dysraphism and Hydrocephalus.
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
    Complicated Paediatric Thoracic surgical problems (excluding Paediatric Cardiac Surgery) are regularly managed successfully by the department. For e.g. – cases such a Lobar Emphysema, Lobectomy, Tracheo-esophageal anomalies, Thoracic cysts, etc.
  • Pediatric Endoscopy
    All types of endoscopy services such as Cystoscope, GI scope, Bronchoscope is available both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
  • Pediatric Laparoscopy
    Laparoscopy in the paediatric age group is performed where it has distinct advantages over open procedures.
  • Major and Supramajor Surgery in Children
    The team approach followed in the department and the availability of state-of-the –art paediatric surgical facilities –both in the operative and preoperative period make it possible for the unit to successfully perform major and supramajor operations on children. These have included 10-11 hour procedures. Such surgeries are also possible because of the excellent Anaesthesia team and the backup of reliable Ventilator care and Intensive care.
Technology and Infrastructure
  • Pediatric gastroscopes, bronchoscopes, choledochoscopes and colonoscopes.
  • Pediatric and neonatal cystoscopes & resectoscopes.
  • Pediatric and neonatal laparoscopic instrumentation of international standards.
  • State of the art Pathology, Microbiology and Histopathology with special immunohistochemistry analysis and Acetylcholinesterase staining methods.
  • Intensive care back up with full fledged Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • Co-ordinated Pediatric radiology services like conventional radiology with image intensifier for contrast studies, sophisticated Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, MRCP, Nuclear scan, PET-CT scan.
  • Intra-operative radiological services.

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