Facts to Remember
Unborn newborns with treatable illnesses that might worsen as they develop in the womb are subjected to foetal surgery.
Neonatal surgery is done on babies that have birth abnormalities that can’t be corrected while they’re still in the womb. Surgery might be performed right after birth or day or weeks afterwards.
Neonatal surgeries are complicated and often dangerous operations requiring a multidisciplinary team of doctors. They can, however, be lifesaving.
Neonatal surgery is used to address a variety of ailments, including the following:
- Anorectal malformations – A group of congenital abnormalities in which the anus (the aperture through which excrement flows) and the rectum (the portion of the large intestine directly above the anus) do not fully develop
- Annular pancreas- A ring of extra pancreatic tissue encases and obstructs part of the small intestine in this unusual illness
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia – A diaphragm hole that allows abdominal organs to go into the chest
- Atresia of the oesophagus – An oesophagal malformation is an oesophagal deformity that occurs when the oesophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach)
- Gastroschisis – The intestines extend outside the baby’s body due to an uncommon abnormality of the abdominal (belly) wall
- Hirschsprung’s disease – a disorder of the large intestine that causes bowel movements to be difficult
- Blockages in the intestines – includes atresias of the intestine
- Tumours and lesions of the lungs – Tumours and lesions in the lung
- Necrotizing enterocolitis – Enterocolitis with necrotizing granuloma
- Omphalocele – Because of a hole in the navel (belly button) location, an infant’s intestine or other abdominal organs develop outside of the body
- Short Bowl Syndrome – Syndrome of the Short Bowl
- Tracheoesophageal fistula- Fistula between the trachea and the oesophagus
Infants who have surgery will most certainly need at least a few days to recuperate, but depending on their condition and any complications, it could take weeks or months. Infections, feeding and/or digestive disorders, and more serious problems involving the heart or lungs, are all possible risks. Infants will be closely monitored in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) until their health improves due to these potential dangers.
Why should you choose Sanjeevini Hospitals?
Our board-certified paediatric surgeons and neonatologists provide highly specialised treatment for newborns requiring surgery, as well as seamless access to speciality services and convenient follow-up care, as one of Bangalore’s top-ranked paediatric hospitals.
The following are some of the highlights of our hospital:
- A multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care. Obstetricians, neonatologists, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric neurosurgeons, and paediatric anesthesiologists are among the subspecialists with whom our paediatric surgeons collaborate.
- We provide obstetrical care for high-risk pregnancies as well as neonatal intensive care.
- State-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure
A critical care transport team comprises nurses and respiratory specialists who give stabilisation and specialised assistance until the child arrives at our hospital for specialised treatment.