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Paediatric Endocrinology



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Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology and Diabetes

At Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, we are committed to providing holistic care of children as part of the Women’s and Children’s services being developed as a center of excellence. Being fully cognizant of the role of super-specialties in the optimal care of children, we provide a Paediatric Endocrinology service that is as yet under-represented in India. The hormonal system is a very important yet hitherto under-recognized part of children’s overall well-being. Just like many other parts of the body, this system too, could malfunction. These malfunctions at an early age need to be dealt with effectively, thereby preventing or minimizing long-lasting adverse effects that the child would be subject to even as an adult. We also acknowledge that children are not just ‘smaller adults’ (a common misconception ) but that they are a unique subset in their own way, which is why having a Pediatrician trained in exclusively Paediatric Endocrinology helps immensely.

The service covers some basic/ common yet important aspects like growth, thyroid, juvenile diabetes, obesity and puberty problems on the one hand, and on the other hand, deals with highly complex cases like Intersex conditions, Brittle Bone disease, Pituitary problems, Insulin Pumps in a manner that is tailored to each individual and built in keeping with patient and family-centered care.

At Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre the availability of superior world-class laboratory and radiology facilities, and of many other related super-specialists under one roof makes it an almost one-stop shop to deliver state-of –the art care for children with Paediatric Endocrinology conditions.

 

When do you need a Paediatric Endocrinology consultation?
  • Children's Diabetes: type 1, type 2 and others, including consideration for modern technology treatments like Insulin Pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
  • Anybody with diabetes who was diagnosed before one year of age, regardless of how old they are.
  • Children's Growth problem (being too tall/ too short)
  • Having armpit, pubic hair, breast enlargement before the age of 9 years
  • Not developing into an adult by 13 years of age
  • Not having started periods by 16 years of age
  • Children's Obesity (overweight)
  • Thyroid : underactive, overactive or any other
  • Some type of Bone and calcium and Vitamin D problems,
  • Intersex problems (your child's private parts /genitalia looking rather unusual)
  • Adrenal gland or pituitary gland problems
  • If your baby was diagnosed to have low or high blood sugars at any point in time that lasted for more than two days, even if all is okay now.
  • Boys with breast enlargement; Girls with any kind of period problems.
  • Children with Cancer, Thalassemia, Aplastic anemia, Sickle-cell disease (the conditions itself and its treatments cause hormonal imbalance)
  • Children with mouth defects like cleft lip and cleft palate

 

Partners in care

Dr. Smita Koppikar

Consultant
Dr. Smita Koppikar
Department
Paediatric Endocrinology
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics), MRCPH (UK), CCT (UK, Paed. Endocrinology)
Call us Call us on 022-61305000