Pediatric Pulmonology deals with breathing and lung problems in children and helps treat and manage symptoms of respiratory issues like, breathing trouble, lung infections, etc. A pediatric pulmonologist will evaluate your child’s lung health problem, diagnose the cause of your child’s breathing problem and develop a treatment plan. Ankura Hospital has top-notch and best pediatric pulmonologists in KPHB.
We have a team of experienced pediatricians who diagnose and treat kids with various congenital and acquired conditions of the lungs requiring surgery. They are well-supported by our anesthetists, who are trained in managing children. Our intensivists manage sick children admitted from the emergency department and operation theaters in the PICU. Our support team consists of our pediatric nurses and registrars who look after the children round the clock.
Diagnosis method at Ankura
Pediatric Pulmonologists at Ankura use a variety of tests to diagnose a problem in your child.
- Pulmonary function test to determine how well your kid’s lungs are working.
- Allergy test or an X-ray to diagnose your child’s symptoms.
- Nebulizers to ease your child’s breathing symptoms.
- Chest physiotherapy to vibrate the rib cage and break up the mucus deposit in the lungs.
- Home oxygen or ventilator if the doctor feels that your child’s case is a severe one
Conditions treated at Ankura
We manage various medical and surgical conditions in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy, including:
- Congenital anomalies of the lung
- Frequent colds and coughs
- Chronic cough due to multiple causes
- Acute and chronic Asthma
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Food allergies
- Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis
- Frequent infections in children
- Immunodeficiency disorders
- Sleep problems and snoring
- Feeding problems
- Foreign body aspiration
- Complicated pneumonia (pleural effusion, empyema)
Procedures performed at Ankura
Our team of physicians and surgeons perform the following procedures in children:
- Lung function testing (Spirometry)
- Allergy testing (skin prick and blood testing)
- Food challenges (in suspected food allergy)
- Flexible Laryngoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) for upper airway problems
- Flexible bronchoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) for lower airway problems
- Rigid bronchoscopy (foreign body removal)
- Pediatric Airway procedures
- VATS (Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery)
- Surgical management of congenital anomalies (CPAM, pulmonary sequestration, tracheoesophageal fistula)
50,000+ families walk in every month to us, and we ensure that they receive the best treatment possible and return home with content hearts. Our empathetic and highly trained pediatric pulmonologists and nurses are always there to take care of your child, giving parents joy by sending them home healthy. Book an appointment with us!
Pediatric Pulmonologists specialize in treating children with breathing problems. Parents with children in such conditions come to see Pediatric Pulmonologists to determine if their child’s wheezing is asthma or something else.
Pediatric Pulmonologists are specialists who are best at providing a comprehensive evaluation of breathing disorders in children. Conditions treated include asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stridor, upper airway obstruction, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiectasis, recurrent pneumonia, chronic or recurrent pneumonia, chronic or recurrent cough and wheezing. Also, the child should be taken to a Pediatric Pulmonologist when:
- Trouble breathing
- A cough that doesn’t go away
- Frequent lung infections and pneumonia (fluid in the lungs).
- Noisy breathing
Lung problems account for about one quarter of all visits by children to a general practitioner. The two main conditions affecting children are asthma and cystic fibrosis. Some other conditions are as follows:
- Lung conditions linked with prematurity, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Lung problems present from birth.
- Whooping cough
A Pediatric Pulmonlogist is a doctor who specializes in handling breathing and lung problems in children. They can help the child and the family learn to manage the symptoms of breathing problems, prevent complications and improve the quality of life.
Depending on the child’s age, prior to the visit talk about it with the child. With younger kids, it also helps to draw pictures. Or act out the upcoming visit with a stuffed animal as the patient. The first clinic visit generally lasts about 2 hours. This meet includes primary pulmonologists.
A Pediatric Pulmonologist diagnoses and treats childhood asthma. They can also rule out other possible causes for your child’s symptoms. The Pediatric Pulmonologist specializes in diseases that affect the child’s lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity and chest wall. They have special training with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung and respiratory diseases.
A Pediatric Pulmonologist diagnosis, treats and can help manage a wide range of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract in infants through young adults. A Pediatric Pulmonologist can treat chronic cough and breathing issues to more advanced lung disease.
Non attendance for scheduled appointments disturbs the effective management of Pediatric Pulmonary clinics. Therefore, it is mandatory to visit the Pediatric Pulmonologist regularly in order to keep the conditions in check.
In case of long-term care a primary care physician should be consulted who provides suggestions, maintenance and medication for the child. The child possesses a primary care physician who stays very much in the loop regarding lung health. Additionally, taking at-home lung tests helps the child monitor their lung capacity and daily scores.
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