3% of 28 million newborns will have a congenital defect at birth and about a third of them will need urgent surgery to survive. The Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive care unit of Narayana Hrudayalaya provides top-end care for newborn babies and infants. Highly trained intensivists treat premature babies, some of whom weigh less than 700 grams.
Here are some of the extra ordinary stories of NH Paediatric surgery department. Princess as she was called was born with all her intestines in her chest smothering her left lung and putting great strain on her newborn heart. She was delivered in our hospital and immediately put on a ventilator to take over her respiration. After the hole in her diaphragm was repaired she gradually came off the ventilator and 2 months later was able to breath on her own. Today she is 7 years and she dances.
Another heartfelt story is about twin sisters Peace & Patience from Nigeria. They were a set of omphalopagus conjoined twins who were joined at the abdomen and lower chest sharing important organs like liver, bile structures and intestines. They were successfully separated at Narayana Hrudayalaya and recently celebrated their first birthday apart. The operation was performed by a large team of doctors including pediatric surgeons, liver surgeons, anesthetists and cared for by our intensive-care specialists.