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DEPARTMENTS

Pediatric Outpatient care and Pediatric Ward

In case of specific diseases, 36 leading and experienced pediatricians – subspecialists take care for the children.  Thanks to their experience, children can have an accurate and timely diagnosis at one place.

Cardiology and Rheumatology. Cardiac healthcare of your child starts even during the pregnancy. Pregnant women at “Acibadem Sistina” have the opportunity to perform fetal echocardiography providing early detection of cardiac anomalies in the fetus. The pediatric cardiologist team performs cardiac screening of newborns and cardiac ultrasound in children. Special emphasis is put on the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. By opening the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, along with the diagnosis of heart defects in children, Acibadem Sistina Hospital provides treatment to pediatric cardiac surgery patients as well.

Pulmoallergology.  Our experienced pulmonologist-allergist team provides allergy type diagnostics by using allergy skin tests; it also identifies reasons for coughing, makes diagnosis by measuring FeNO (nitric oxide) for allergy bronchial susceptibility level; it detects asthmatic respiratory tract and measures airflow in the respiratory tract by pulmonary function testing.

Neurology. Thanks to its proven experts the Pediatric Hospital provide diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions in childhood (developmental monitoring of premature babies and risky pregnancy babies, epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in childhood, neuromuscular diseases, infections of the neuromuscular system, immune and degenerative diseases of the neurology system, acute and chronic headaches, and developmental disorders).

Nephrology.  Subspecialist examination by a pediatric nephrologist enables early detection of congenital malformations of the urinary system, neonatal ultrasound nephrology screening, early diagnosis and treatment of urinary infections in children and early detection and monitoring of chronic nephrology diseases. Our hospital provides consultative examinations to make decisions on surgical treatment for a nephrology disease.

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Hematology-oncology. Pediatric hematology area offers diagnostics and treatment of all diseases, starting from the red blood cell disorders, all types of anemia, leukocyte disorders in terms of leukocytosis and leucopenia, platelet disorders, most commonly thrombocytopenia, acute and chronic inflammations of the lymph nodes and coagulation disorders. The oncology unit provides possibility for diagnosing malignant diseases in children. The hospital has advanced equipment for solid tumor diagnostics, determining specific tumor markers, performing core-biopsy and making pathohistological diagnosis, possibility for surgical intervention by a pediatric surgeon and a neurosurgeon, as well as the most modern accelerator for radiotherapy.

Gastroenterohepatology Experience in this field gives possibility for diagnosis and treatment of all gastrointestinal tract disorders, hepatic and pancreatic diseases. A variety of gastrointestinal symptoms and diseases are promptly diagnosed and treated, including chronic abdominal pain, reflux, constipation, vomiting and nausea, and nutritional problems. Specialized conditions are treated as well, including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), biliary atresia, hepatitis, celiac disease, reflux disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal conditions, obesity, and short bowel syndrome.

Pediatric Dentistry. Special emphasis in the pediatric dentistry area is put on education on proper oral hygiene and creating positive habits since the youngest age. The team of dentists performs all types of dental interventions in the area of preventive and aesthetic dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics. The dentists at “Acibadem Sistina” have many years of experience and a special approach in working with children with special needs and phobias. Dental interventions are performed under anesthesia whenever needed.

Orthopedics. The orthopedic team performs early screening for congenital and acquired diseases of the locomotor system (at the maternity ward); regular orthopedic – clinical and sonography – examinations in the first year; clinical and ultrasound examinations of bone and joint, muscle and tendon apparatus in children. The orthopedic team offers conservative and operative treatment of hip dysplasia and luxation; monitoring and conservative and operative treatment of childhood deformities; conservative and operative treatment of congenital clubfoot by the Ponceti Method; intra-articular application of therapy; punctures of articular and extra-articular changes; diagnosis and treatment of locomotor system infections; diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors; conservative treatment and monitoring as well as corrective interventions in children with special needs.

Anesthesiology. A team of anesthesiologists is available with an aim to enable reliable, safe and painless interventions for your child; they are in charge of administering general anesthesia, regional anesthesia or sedation in all general surgical interventions, cardiac surgeries, ENT interventions, dental interventions and diagnostic imaging in children.

Ophthalmology. Ophthalmological examination in children is necessary for a proper development of the vision and it is recommended to be performed by 3 years of age. The examination enables early detection of developmental disorders of the vision so afterwards they can and have to be treated in order to obtain normal development of the child’s eye. “Sistina Oftalmologija” uses state-of-the-art equipment while screenings and examinations are performed by specialists in pediatric ophthalmology and strabology, providing entertaining and educational examinations for the children. The team of ophthalmologists offers treatment of pediatric diopters, strabismus, low vision (lazy eye, amblyopia), cataract in children, nystagmus (eye movement), tear duct opening and cleaning. All types of examinations and interventions at “Sistina Oftalmologija” are performed as soon as possible; they are completely painless and adapted to the child’s age.

Otorhinolaryngology. The experienced team of otorhinolaryngologists enable prompt and precise diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tonsils and adenoid vegetations, obstructive sleep apnea, and secretory otitis in childhood. Treatment of congenital malformations, such as choanal atresia, congenital anomalies of the ear, larynx, etc. is also available.

Dermatology. The team of dermatologists provides diagnosis of all pediatric dermatoses and exanthems in childhood, as well as their treatment. Thanks to modern medical technology, including dermatoscopy, all skin changes in children are timely detected. There is possibility for hospitalization at the Pediatric Inpatient Ward for all children who need hospital treatment due to skin diseases in childhood.

 Pediatric dietology and nutrition. Fetal nutrition (during pregnancy), infant nutrition, nutrition in early childhood and adolescence are basis for a proper growth and development of your child. Fetal anomalies and inappropriate birth weight could be prevented, micro- and macro- nutritional needs could be corrected and adapted according to the age, sex and physiological conditions individually. Thanks to the high-quality equipment and medical experienced practices the team of doctors will professionally answer and treat symptoms, conditions and diseases that occur or are consequence of problems with the nutrition and its intolerance (gluten, lactose, celiac disease); constipation/diarrhea; diet therapy for hepatic and renal diseases, diabetes, nutritional support of the immune system. The treatment of obesity, low body weight and malnutrition is our top priority in healthcare for the children.

CENTER FOR EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Early detection of developmental deviations in children and their timely treatment are of particular importance for further development of these patients. The Center employs a multidisciplinary team made up of a developmental pediatrician, pediatric neurologists and a special educator- speech therapist, providing simultaneous treatment for children, correlation of the obtained results and continuous monitoring of the treatment effects. Each child’s treatment is individualized, following a predetermined plan of activities that delivers successful results. The Center is located in a separate section in order to provide the necessary conditions to work with children with disabilities.

PEDIATRIC INPATIENT WARD

Pediatric Inpatient Ward provides treatment for sick children aged 0 to 16 years. The most modern diagnostics and treatment are performed at this ward, based on worldwide practiced protocols for treating pediatric diseases. It has 16 modern single accommodation capacities, out of which two VIP rooms and one isolation room under negative pressure, meeting the highest healthcare and aesthetic criteria. The rooms and suites accommodate parents’ stay with their children.