Center For Child Health & Paediatric Surgery

Center for Child Health & Paediatric Surgery

Center for Child Health & Paediatric Surgery at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire offers comprehensive primary well-child and ill-child care as well as consultation.The Institute is dedicated to deliver complete, compassionate, state-of-the-art health care services for children from birth to sixteen years-of-age (and older in some cases) who have special health care needs that are different from adults.

The department provides 24 hours pediatric emergency services with a pediatrician and a well-equipped pediatric ICU where children who are acutely ill can be closely monitored. Routine outpatient care and immunisation services are provided. The team of consultants comprise of doctors who have been trained in some of the best institutions in the world. The pediatric department is supported by services like nursing, physiotherapy, audiology, radiology and laboratory.


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire provides advanced care for children with a wide variety of life-threatening issues, such as severe infections, respiratory diseases, trauma, and complex post-operative care.

The unit is the only one of its kind In Africa to provide complete Pediatric Surgical support also under one roof(For example trauma, Chest surgeries, Pediatric cardiac surgeries , Flexible Bronchoscopies Etc ). PICU also offers support to several specialties in the hospital including general surgery, oncology, neurology, metabolic medicine, renal, spinal surgery, ENT, respiratory and endocrinology.

The PICU is the only unit in the state that provides extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO is a life-saving technique that mimics the natural function of the heart and lungs, allowing an infant or child to rest while natural healing of the affected organs takes place. We are equipped with state of art CT-Scan Machine and in-house radiology, pathology, microbiology support to aid in our diagnosis in this difficult subset. PICU is recognized for providing expert care for kids, 24/7.

PICU facilities and services include:

We also care for children who need intensive care after surgery or who have a broad range of other conditions, such as these:

With the increasing scope of intensive care in paediatric practice and the advent of new technology, and tools, Pediatric Intensive Care has emerged as one of the most demanding, highly specialized Department.

Paediatric cardiology

We are proud to say that we are the only center in central & North Africa providing Paediatric Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery department. Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire provides comprehensive evaluation and management for patients with a wide range of congenital and acquired heart disease. Current advances in treatment allow 75% of children with critical heart disease to survive.

Pediatric cardiologists work as a team with cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiovascular nurse specialists to provide preoperative diagnosis, intraoperative management, and postoperative care. Surgical interventions are designed to provide the earliest complete repair at the lowest risk and cost. In addition, particular attention is paid to the psychosocial needs of children and their families. This collaborative approach results in clinical outcomes that are among the best reported in the world.

The Pediatric cardiac program at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire was started recognizing the need for quality care for children with heart disease at an affordable cost. The program is now recognized as one of the leading paediatric heart programs in Africa and is a preferred destination for patients from all over Africa and other countries. A multidisciplinary team from Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac surgery, Critical care provide continuous care of children with congenital heart disease during preoperative, operative and post operative period.

Common Conditions Treated

Diagnostic Services

Services Offered

1. Cardiac surgical program:

Newborn heart surgery, cosmetic congenital heart surgery, surgery for complex heart defects..

2. Catheter interventions:

Including closure of common heart defects without surgery (ASD, PDA and VSD), newborn interventions, and interventions to complement surgery

3. Comprehensive imaging and diagnostic services:

Echocardiography (trans thoracic, 3D echocardiography, trans-oesophageal and fetal echocardiography), Multi slice CT scan (64 slice CT), MRI for congenital heart defects, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and angiography.

4. Fetal cardiac unit:

A comprehensive fetal cardiac program (the only one of its kind in Africa) is available at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire. The services include prenatal diagnosis and counselling of pregnant mothers with suspected heart defect in the fetus, prenatal treatment for fetuses with cardiac rhythm disorders.

Procedures Performed

A: Paediatric Heart Operations:

A strong team of three dedicated full time paediatric cardiac surgeons perform heart operations with results that match international standards.The Surgical Treatments Includes,

B: Catheter Interventions

Closure of many heart defects traditionally need operations for their treatment and often this is an open-heart operation. Today newer developments in cardiac catheterization technology allow closure of selected patients with heart defects without an operation. This avoids the trauma of Surgery and allows very rapid recovery. The procedures are performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and require no more than a needle prick in the groin.

C: Pacemaker implantation in children

Comprehensive facilities for pacemaker therapy in children are available.

D: Paediatric Electrophysiology

Comprehensive EP facility is available at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire for children of all ages.

Paediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire works to provide the most up-to-date and highest quality care for children with a wide range of neurological disorders. We strive to better understand the developing nervous system and diseases through cutting edge research. We work with patients and their families to educate them about their disorder and provide them with ongoing care and support.

Newer diagnostic modalities and therapies are offered as part of Paediatric Neurology. We also perform surgery as a therapeutic option in a few selected cases of childhood epilepsy. There are several imaging modalities including functional studies which are routinely performed here. These include PET (Positron emission tomography), SPECT (Single-photon emission computed tomography), fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Electrophysiology, Electrocorticography and Video EEG (Electroencephalography).

Pediatric Neurology evaluates and treats children and young adults with nervous system disorders, including:

Services Offered

Diagnostic Services

Pediatric Gastroenterology

The Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is the first such department in Africa which provides comprehensive A to Z facilities for children with Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases including the highest level of liver care that is Liver Transplantation. The Department has been built on the principle to provide sophisticated technical facilities and the highest standard of healthcare delivery to equate with the best in the world.

The department provides services ranging from outpatient clinics to managing emergencies in our state of the art ICU. We offer comprehensive diagnostic procedures to aide in diagnosis and treatment plans for individualized patient care.The team is supported by other paediatric super-specialties, Intensivists, skilled GI and Liver Surgeons and Interventional Radiologist.

Common Conditions Treated:

Services Provided:

Procedures offered:

Pediatric Haematology Oncology

Childhood Cancer is a catastrophic disease, if untreated it is potentially fatal. It afflicts all communities. The Paediatric Haematology Oncology at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire offers comprehensive Oncology Care to all children up to the age of 18 years. Children with all types of Hematological and Solid Organ Malignancy receive specialized Oncology services here.

The department offers comprehensive, single-point-of-access, patient-centric care for various hematological disorders (benign and malignant), various solid tumors and for patients undergoing bone marrow/ stem cell transplant therapy.

The team constituted by experienced Pediatric Oncologists, Hematologist, Pediatric Oncosurgeon, Radiation Oncologist, Pediatric Oncology Residents and Nurses, Child Psychologist and Playroom Teachers' who works hard to ensure, that best care is delivered to every child.

Department Highlights

Hospital has a dedicated day care chemotherapy unit with trained oncology nursing staff. The department is well supported with state of art Hematology Laboratory, Transfusion Medicine, Nuclear medicine and Department of radiation oncology.

We offer cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment procedures for children and young adults with conditions such as:

Treatments, tests or procedures

Learning & Behavioural center

Academic and scholastic problems in children upset both parents and teachers. It could be due to many reasons.

Attention, Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder
IQ (Level of Intelligence)

When age appropriate mental and cognitive development does not occur, it can be found out by IQ testing.

Behaviour problems

The behavioural problems like School refusal, Oppositional behaviour, lying, disobedience, wrong group of friends and gang activities which are not socially or culturally acceptable. This range of problems may be caused by a number of factors such as parenting style which is inconsistent or contradictory, family or marital problems, child abuse or neglect, overindulgence, injury or chronic illness, separation or bereavement.

Emotional problems

Emotional problems includes Tension, poor confidence, withdrawn behaviour, low mood, irritability, anger outbursts, social anxiety, exam anxiety and decreased talk. Decreased sleep and appetite, vomiting, headache, stomach pain and many other physical complaints may be primarily due to childhood depression or anxiety which may affect studies of children.

Learning & Behavioural center provides 2 inpatient units, a Behavioral Health Emergency Room, a 24-Hour Referral Line as well as both Inpatient and Outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). Care is provided in a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment. From the time of admission to discharge, the multidisciplinary team focuses on an individualized plan-of-care that is based upon a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s strengths, needs, signs and symptoms.

Services Offered

Effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and remedial steps to overcome these problems which affect our children are the objective of this comprehensive learning & behavioural center.

Paediatric Surgery

The Department of Pediatric Surgery at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is committed to provide paediatric surgical care for all ages ranging from neonates to children requiring elective or emergency surgery. The focus is on evidence based comprehensive healthcare following internationally and nationally accepted protocols.

A well-experienced team of doctors is available to take round-the-clock care of the children. All types of open and endoscopic procedures are performed in the department. All the facilities to take care of children needing surgery are available under one roof. Excellent supportive care in the form of a tertiary care NICU is available for sick and critical neonates, plus a fully equipped paediatric surgical ICU with paediatric ventilators and 7X24 anaesthetist backup.


Treatments and Procedures

Taking care of children who require special medical attention has always been a priority at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire. All conditions dealt with including-Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Learning & Behavioural, Haematology Oncology and Cardiology. The Paediatric Surgery department gives a one-stop supervision of approximately all surgical conditions in the child. The whole team works together in a good coordinated manner for the best care for our Pediatric patients.

Our Center for Child Health & Paediatric Surgery provides consultation services through highly qualified and experienced Consultants, who carefully evaluate each patient. After diagnosing patient’s condition, they discuss available treatment options and recommend the most effective one. Our children patients are dealt very delicately and with compassion, keeping in mind the emotion and feelings of the parents and family.