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Paediatrics

We stand by children and their families with our Paediatrics Clinic within Nişantaşı Hospital where diagnosis, treatment and surgical procedures are performed for children from all ages including infants, children and adolescents (between 0-18 years).

In our clinic adopting multidisciplinary approach, infants are monitored since the time in the womb and after the delivery by means of mental-motor development, nutrition, vaccine and protective medicine programmes.

With the newborn intensive care unit, support and treatment are provided for newborns in need of intensive care.

In paediatrics clinic, routine controls of healthy children as well as emergency service are provided for sick children and hospitalization is performed when necessary.

Nişantaşı Hospital adopted a principle for ensuring that children always have a healthy life with check-up programmes specially desgined for children.

We are happy to stand by you for ensuring health of our future, our children with our specialized physician team and state of the art technological infrastructure.

CHECK UP PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 0-18 YEARS OF AGE

One of the primary goals of Paediatry is to control children by physicians  at certain intervals although they do not have any complaints.

The aim is to prevent, early diagnose and treat the diseases, to help parents in ensuring and maintain well being from a physical/mental/social point of view

For this purpose, the children and families are evaluated in paediatrics clinic by means of following methods:

  • Information regarding the birth, diseases and familial diseases are gathered, the diet of the children is discussed and the questions of the family are collected through consultations with the family and children.
  • A detailed physical examination is performed and the growth and development of the children are evaluated.
  • Screen tests suitable for the age and health condition of the children are performed and potential diseases are discussed.
  • Family chart is controlled, the missing vaccines are reported to the family and vaccination is performed.
  • Treatment is performed by taking the questions of the family and the examination of the children into consideration and consultation is performed with other specialized physicians when necessary.

How frequently should the children controls be performed?

According to the most accepted practice in paediatrics, the time intervals recommended for health controls of the children regardless of any disease finding or complaint are as follows: Routine health controls should be performed every month for the first 6 months after birth, every second months for the second six monts, evert third month after one years of age, every sixth month between the ages of 2-6, every year between the ages of 6-18.

What is the context of the paediatric check up programme?

Each child is primarily examined by a paediatrist.

Then some tests are performed according to the age of the children and the potential health risks.

The main tests which may be requested during this period are as follows:

Newborns:

  • Whole blood count, blood group, blood sugar
  • Total bilirubine when there is a risk of jaundice.
  • Hearing test
  • Newborn screen test (heel test)
  • Hip Ultrasound

Play Age / Preschool Period:

  • Whole blood count
  • Blood sugar, ALT, creatinine
  • Ferritin, iron, iron binding capacity
  • TSH, free T4
  • 25 OH vitamin D, vitamin B12
  • Whole urine test, urine culture
  • Eye and dental examinations are requested.

School Period / Adolescence

  • Whole blood count
  • ALT, AST, Creatinine, blood sugar
  • Ferritin, iron, iron binding capacity
  • Zinc
  • 25 OH vitamin D, B12 vitamin, folic acid level
  • Blood lipids (cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, HDL)
  • TSH, free T4
  • Anti HBs
  • Whole urine test, urine culture
  • Parasite in faeces
  • Abdominal USG

*Cardiology consultation is requested for children doing regular exercise.

*Dietican is consulted for children with nutritional problems.

  • Med. Dr. Birsen Öztürk

    Paediatrics

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