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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital is dedicated unit offering the highest level of care for premature and critically ill new-borns suffering from complex medical and surgical neonatal problems such as premature delivery, extremely preterm, difficult birth, low weight at birth or other health problems. We have a multidisciplinary team of national and internationally recognised neonatologists, neonatal nurses, and allied health specialists, who work in collaboration with many other specialities within the hospital to offer integrated family-centred care for infants requiring Level III neonatal care.

Our ultra-modern Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides round-the-clock special care in 3 separate areas for babies, which include:

  • Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
  • Step down nursery for new-born babies
  • An isolation area

The unit also offers state-of-the-art services including foetal echocardiography which is done for high-risk pregnancy.  The foetal echocardiography gives an insight about the cardiac problems during the antenatal period that a baby might have developed and also the non-cardiac issues which could have a major impact on the overall development of the baby. The unit offers OAE (Otoacoustic Emission) test for all babies born in our hospital, which helps in detecting hearing loss.

Our Highlights

  • 24X7 emergency support and monitoring
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Internationally trained and qualified neonatologists
  • State-of-the-art life monitoring technologies and life support
  • Isolation rooms equipped for infective babies
  • NICU Developmental Follow-up Clinic
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Difficult/rare cases diagnosed & managed in our NICU
  • Bedside ultrasound & 2D Echo, EEG
  • Bedside Screening and Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Transport Incubator and Ventilator
  • Support the patient’s family and friends
  • Emergency medical transportation by ground and air

What Are The Advanced Facilities Provided At The Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Some of the cutting edge facilities offered at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit include:

  • Radiant Warmer: These are small body warming beds, used to maintain the body temperature of babies and limit their metabolism rate.
  • Infant Incubator: These are specially designed enclosed bed in which an infant is kept in a controlled environment for observation and care.
  • Phototherapy: Advanced treatment option that treats a variety of medical conditions (such as jaundice) in children with the help of exposure to fluorescent light bulbs or other sources of light.
  • Multi-Monitors: Helps in keeping track of babies overall health. These monitors include:
    • Electrode-Chest Leads: Helps in keeping track of the baby’s heartbeat and breath
    • Pulse Oximetry (Oxygen Saturation Monitor): Helps in measuring the level of oxygen in the baby’s tissues and blood.
    • A Temperature Probe Records: It records the baby's temperature timely and reflects the same on the monitor.
    • Blood Pressure Monitor: It is used to measure the baby’s blood pressure using a blood pressure cuff or an arterial line.
  • Feeding Tubes (To feed Premature Babies): It is a tube used to feed premature babies. It enters through the baby’s mouth or nose and goes into the stomach
  • An Intravenous Catheter (Or IV): It is a tube that is inserted into the veins of the baby for providing medicines and fluids. Treatment with an IV is known as a "drip" or "infusion."
    • Lines: It is an advanced version of IV that is used to when there is a requirement of providing a greater amount of fluids and medicines to the baby.
  • Oxygen Hood Or Nasal Cannula: It is used for providing extra oxygen to babies without using the ventilator
  • Neonatal Ventilator: It is a machine that is used to provide extra oxygen to babies whenever required.
    • High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator (HFOV): It is a mechanical ventilator that is used for premature babies with very low birth weight and has structurally and functionally immature lungs.
  • T-piece Resuscitator or NeoPuff: It is a manually operated, gas-powered resuscitator that is designed to provide breaths at a set flow to infants with consistent Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) and Peak Inspiratory Pressure (PIP).
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Ligation Facility: PDA is a heart defect found in newborn babies. PDA ligation is a catheter-based procedure performed under general anaesthesia to treat babies with a heart defect.
  • Neonatal Flexible Bronchoscopy: It is a diagnostic facility that helps in determining lung and airway problems in new-born babies.

What Are The Conditions We Treat Under The Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Some of the major conditions we treat at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit include:

  • Birth defects in the
    • Birth asphyxia
    • Brain and spine (Myelomeningocele and all other birth defects)
    • Heart
    • Kidney and urinary
    • The airway that interferes with breathing
  • Bladder and Genital Defects
  • Bone Tumours and Soft Tissue Tumours
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Conjoined Twins
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infections of the bloodstream
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Meconium Aspiration
  • Meningitis
  • Metabolic Disorders and Genetic Problems
  • Micrognathia (Robin Sequence)
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Omphalocele
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Find Complete Relief from Nanavati Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the Nanavati team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 2626 7500

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