Child Neurology or Paediatric Neurology caters to all illness of children involving the brain and spinal cord between the age of birth to young adulthood. Child Neurology is different from Adult Neurology because it deals with problems of a developing brain. Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology has evolved as a speciality over the last 3-4 decades.
A child is NOT a miniature adult, hence there are specific diseases or illness of brain which are seen & recognized only in children.
The Department of Child Neurology at Sahyadri Hospitals provides comprehensive and high quality care to children having Neurological disorders. Child Neurologists are specially trained in diagnosing and treating children who have disorders of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. A Child Neurologist also understands the impact these disorders have on the developing child and it's family and always approach the child and it's parents with utmost of patience and empathy. The Department of Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology works in close association with the Department of Behavioral Sciences, experts in the field of Genetics and Metabolic disorders, and also with Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists to offer a holistic and comprehensive treatment to these children. With the advent of Newer technology in Imaging and advancement in research and molecular genetics, Child Neurology has come a long way in not only offering a diagnosis and prognosis but also treatment in some rare disorders as well as antenatal diagnosis for future pregnancies.
Despite this quantum jump in scientific advances in the recent decades, the basic approach will always be good and sound clinical knowledge.
Services covered under Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology in Sahyadri Speciality Hospital Deccan.
The Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology Department in Sahyadri Speciality Hospital has specialized clinics for Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, and Headache in children and Movement disorders in children.
Epilepsy Clinic includes a thorough clinical review,ElectrophysiologyEEG, Video EEG. Imaging - MRI functional MRI fMRI followed by thorough counseling of parents and child. Refractory Epilepsy Children are worked up for Epilepsy Surgery wherein these patients are admitted for pre surgical work up like Video EEG recording 72 hrs or more to record ictal event.
After the presurgical work up; the parents and child (if above 10years) are given a realistic idea of the outcome, control of seizers and overall Quality of life post operatively. Epilepsy Surgery is carried out in a well equipped exclusive Neurosurgical O.T, with experienced Surgeons in Epilepsy Surgery Continuous depth electrode and Electro Corticography ECOG along with Brain Navigation prior to surgery and during resection. Experienced Neuro anesthetists and post operative Paediatric ICU care is top of the line Cerebral Palsy Clinic - Detailed assessment of the child. Rule out other degenerative or progressive Spastic disorders. Start a comprehensive programme with Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists to improve function, control unwanted movements and overall improve quality of life. Some children may need Orthotic appliances and Interventional therapy like Botox or surgical procedures. Involve parents and caretakers in home programme. Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology Department also look after children with developmental delay (low IQ)
Child Neurology / Paediatric Department Spectrum of services includes children with degenerative and progressive neurometabolic brain diseases. Inherited Inborn metabolic disorders. The thorough clinical assessment is done by the Child Neurologists and metabolic & genetic investigations are carried out at SMGTEF (Sahyadri Medical Genetics and Tissue Engineering Faculty) a stand alone. Genetic & Molecular Genetic lab where all advanced genetic testing is carried out. Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology Department at Sahyadri Specialty Hospital also caters to children with Neuromuscular & peripheral nerve disorders like
Child Neurology / Paediatric Neurology Works with a vibrant Neurosurgical team to deal with children with
In short it's a one stop location for all Neurological disorders in children covered under one roof.