Omni is their Giggles neonatology department
The neonatology department at Omni Geegils was established to provide holistic care for newborns. High quality neonatal care is available at Omni Geegills from 24 weeks of gestation for preterm infants or full-time infants in need of critical care or surgery.
A dedicated team of neonatologists and nurses trained in neonatal intensive care provides 24-hour surveillance and care.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has world-class giraffe incubators, Radiant Warmers, Billisoft, Invasive and Non-Invasive monitors, laminar flow, HFO, nitric oxide therapy, therapeutic hypothermia and brain function monitoring, including photo monitoring.
The unit is operated by a team of neonatologists with extensive knowledge, skills and experience to quickly assess and treat the condition of infants so that neonates can achieve the best results. The use of advanced technology supports quick recovery. The unit is staffed by highly trained, skilled and experienced nurses.
Our NICU facilitates clinical nutrition, including Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) for neonates in chronic intravenous fluids.
We follow a unique and structured follow-up program for all children treated in the high-risk unit and discharged from the unit, including neurodevelopment, hearing assessment, ROP and visual assessment, growth monitoring, vaccinations, etc. The follow-up team includes neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, neurologists, neurologists, and neurologists.
Omni Giggles has a team of experts led by their State of the Art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Dr. Seshagiri, with decades of experience providing care for babies born with special needs.
To its credit, this unit has started a lot. Omni is the only hospital with their Giggles separate in-born and out-born NICU units and a hospital with two DM qualified neonatologists. It was the first hospital to launch a fellowship and DNB program. We have introduced many advanced treatment modalities in our NICU, the first of its kind in Visakhapatnam.
Services we offer:
- Level 3 and Level 2 Neonatal Care
- Neonatal emergencies
- Good baby care
- Genetic and metabolic evaluation
- Hearing assessment
- Retinopathy of prematurity screening
- Specialized neonatal transport
- Primary and high end ventilation including high frequency ventilation
- Total parenteral nutrition with laminar flow
- Guidance in lactation
- Neurodevelopmental Followup Clinic
- Breastfeeding rooms
- Securing the umbilical cord
- Neonatal surgery including lap
- Assessment of non-invasive jaundice in an infant without cleavage
- Therapeutic hypothermia cooling for infants with shortness of breath
Common conditions that omni are treated at their giggles
- Prematurity, low birth weight and IUGR babies
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Lung and airway abnormalities
- Congenital heart disease
- Neurologic Disorders
- Extensive surgical conditions
- Congenital anomalies
Neonatal Developmental Care
Omni has a team of neonatology specialists in their giggles to help parents understand and help their premature or sick baby with signs and symptoms.
- Support in lactation
- Good nutrition
- Development support
- Eye examination
- Ear screening