Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Neonatology is the specialized care of the sick new born including premature and tiny babies. The advent of newer therapeutic modalities, artificial life-support techniques and infection control mechanisms has tremendously decreased mortality in newborns. Apollo’s pride, one of the most advanced neonatal units in the world, has ushered in a new era in neonatal medicine.
A tertiary care unit with advanced equipment including high frequency ventilators caters to premature babies with special needs and those born after high-risk pregnancies such as following in vitro fertilization. The unit provides pre and postoperative management of neonatal emergencies.
It is important that every baby be managed professionally in the first month of life and especially the first hour. Improved imaging even before birth (fetal echo and ultrasound) well-baby clinics and parent support networks have come a long way in changing the face of long term follow up results of surgery and neonatal intensive care on sick premature newborns with low birth weight.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed and equipped to provide life-saving treatment for premature, low-birth weight newborns and critically ill infants as young as 22 weeks.
The NICU welcomes parents at any time during their newborn’s stay. The consultant neonatologist keeps parents involved and informed to provide comfort and reduce anxiety. Parents are included in all discussions and decisions affecting their newborn’s care. Full Access to Specialty Care.
As part of Apollo hospitals Bangalore, the NICU provides newborns and their families with access to other subspecialties such as pediatric surgery and pediatric endocrinology. Working collaboratively with NICU staff, specialists assist in determining and implementing the best possible care plans for each infant.
Available to this multidisciplinary team of health care providers are some of the most advanced monitoring and ventilation technology anywhere. The unit is prepared to handle newborns requiring
- Inhaled nitric oxide.
- Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
- Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH).
- Total body hypothermia.
- Preoperative and postoperative care.