Department of Neonatology at Giggles by OMNI:
The Neonatology department at Giggles by OMNI has been setup to provide holistic care to newborn babies. Preterm babies from 24 weeks of gestation to full-term babies who need critical care or surgery receive the highest quality neonatal care at Giggles by OMNI.
A dedicated team of neonatologists and nurses trained in neonatal intensive care provide round the clock surveillance and care.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is fully equipped with world class giraffe incubators, radiant warmers, phototherapy including bilisoft, invasive and non-invasive monitors, laminar flow, high end ventilators including HFO, nitric oxide therapy, therapeutic hypothermia and brain function monitoring are exclusively available in this unit.
The unit is managed by our team of neonatologists who have extensive knowledge, skills, expertise, and experience to quickly assess and treat babies so that the neonates can achieve the best outcomes. The use of advanced technologies provides support for speedy recovery. The unit is staffed with well trained, skilled and experienced nurses.
Our NICU’s provide facilities for clinical nutrition including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) for neonates who are on long term intravenous fluids.
All high risk babies that are discharged from unit are followed by a specialized and structured followup programme including neurodevelopment, hearing assessment, ROP and visual assessment, growth monitoring, vaccinations, etc. The follow-up team includes neonatologists, pediatricians, paediatric surgeons, paediatric cardiologists, ophthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, audiologists, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, dermatologists , neurosurgeons, neurologists, child psychologists, lactational guides, dieticians and physiotherapists.
Giggles by OMNI state of the art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a team of experts, headed by Dr.Seshagiri have several decades of experience in providing care for babies after birth who need special attention.
To its credit, this unit has done many firsts. Giggles by OMNI is the only hospital with a separate inborn and outborn NICU unit and two neonatologists with D.M. qualification. It is also the first hospital to start a fellowship and DNB programme. We have introduced many advanced treatment modalities in our NICU which is a first in Visakhapatnam
- Level III and Level II neonatal care
- Neonatal emergencies
- Well baby care
- Genetic and metabolic evaluation
- Hearing assessment
- Retinopathy of prematurity screening
- Specialized neonatal transport
- Basic and high end ventilation including high frequency ventilation
- Total parenteral nutrition with laminar flow
- Lactational guidance
- Neurodevelopmental followup clinic
- Breast-feeding rooms
- Cord blood banking
- Neonatal surgery including lap
- Non-invasive jaundice assessment without pricking the baby
- Therapeutic hypothermia cooling for asphyxiated babies
Common conditions treated at Giggles by OMNI
- Prematurity, low birth weight and IUGR babies
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Lung and airway abnormalities
- Congenital heart disease
- Neurologic disorders
- A wide range of surgical conditions
- Congenital anomalies
Neonatal Developmental Care
The neonatology team at Giggles by OMNI has developmental specialists help parents understand their premature or ill baby’s signals and cues and provide:
- Lactation support
- Good nutrition
- Developmental support
- Eye screening
- Ear screening