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Department of Paediatrics

At Gangamai Hospital, children have a special place. The team of consultants comprise of doctors who have been trained in some of the best institutions covering all major fields in catering to varied medical and surgical need. Gangamai Hospital is the most preferred destination for parents whose children are ailing with complicated medical issues. Our hospital receives patients from more than 3 states- Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The department provides 24 hours Paediatric emergency services and routine outpatient care. Treatment of childhood diseases like pneumonias, diarrhoeas, infectious diseases like tuberculosis, fever of unknown origin, injuries, bronchial asthma, etc. are offered. Children who have come to Gangamai Hospital for various ailments have been successfully treated here and have gone on to start a new phase in their life.

Gangamai Hospital has excellent support of experts in rehabilitation, physiotherapy, dietetics and nutrition, child guidance, etc. to provide comprehensive management of problems of children.

Treatment and Procedure

Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of children, adolescents, and young adults. All the facilities to take care of children's needing surgery are available under one roof. Well- equipped operation theatres with state of the art infrastructure, an experienced team of doctors to provide round-the-clock medical care and excellent post operative supportive care in the form of a tertiary care ICU also available for sick and critical children.

Services offered are as follows

Paediatric cosmetic surgery: for burns, CLWs, degloving injuries in RTA etc

Paediatric neurosurgery

  • Febrile Seizures (Simple and Complex), Unprovoked Seizures ( Acute Symptomatic / Remote Symptomatic / Idiopathic Epilepsy), Status Epilepticus
  • Acute Pyogenic Meningitis, Tuberculous Meningitis, Viral Meningoencephalitis, Encephalopathies, etc
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) with hemiplegia
  • Paraplegia, Quadrplegia, Cerebral Palsies, Neuroregression Disorders, floppy infants
  • RTAs with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), ICSOLs (brain tumors), Spine surgeries
  • Hydrocephalus for VP shunt surgeries, Craniosynostosis

Child Psychiatric services

  • Behavior problems: - Temper tantrums, holding of breath, etc
  • Habit problems: - Thumb sucking, bedwetting, etc
  • Personality problems: - Antisocial personality, aggressiveness
  • Excessive shyness, withdrawn behavior, etc
  • Intellectual problems: - Mental retardation, borderline intelligence, and gifted children with emotional and behavioral problems
  • Neurological problems:- Learning disorders, ADHD,ADD, Autism
  • Psychosomatic problems:- Stomach aches, chest aches, urinary etc; without any organic problem
  • Speech disorders: - Stammering, stuttering, lisping, etc
  • Neuroses: - Hysteria, phobia, depression, OCD, etc
  • Children in crisis: - Parents separation, death of parents, lost children, children who have weathered a disaster
  • Developmental Problems:- Clumsiness Breath holding Tics, mannerisms
  • Speech/articulation Stuttering/Stammering elective mutism Echolalia Language (expressive) Language (receptive) Language (Deviant) Inability to relate to people Inability to play with children Feeding problems
  • Conduct Disorder:- stubbornness, Disobedient, Disruptive ,Quarrelsome aggressive, Temper tantrums ,Truancy ,Laying & stealing
  • Emotional :- Day dreaming, Withdrawn ,Talks little ,Worrying, Anxious ,Shyness/timidity, Fearful ,Clinging ,Cries easily
  • Somatic:- Dizziness, Aches and Pains, Tiredness ,Stomach ache, Fainting Spells, fits Pulling, sensation, chronic physical illness, Physical handicaps
  • Psychoses:- Loss of interest, Psychomotor retardation ,Depression ,Pressure of ideas, Irritable, Elated, Hallucinations, Catatonic feature, Delusions, Talking/laughing to self, Poor appetite ,Poor sleep , Incontinence
  • Enuresis Primary, secondary, Encoresis, Sleeping problem
  • Children with chronic/terminal illnesses and disabilities

Paediatric Orthopedics

  • Traumatic Fractures, dislocations, malunions, non unions, crush injuries, ligamental tears, sprains
  • Congenital malformations such as CDH (congenital dislocation of Hip), CTEV, Bow legs, etc
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Infectious conditions like osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, etc
  • Rheumatological conditions like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Paediatric Physiotherapy

  • The focus of all work done at Paediatric Physiotherapy Dept in our hospital is enabling each child to achieve his/her potential. Early detection & early intervention are important steps in this direction
  • Physiotherapy is provided to facilitate and stimulate normal motor, mental & social development in order to improve the quality of life