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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The neonatal intensive care unit also known as NICU is a specialised healthcare nursery for newborns who require intensive medical care & treatment. The NICUs are equipped with cutting-edge equipment, advanced organ support system, CRRT, ECMO services & skilled medical staff to provide specialised treatment for the newborns. Infants that require intensive care do better when born in a facility with a NICU than when they are transferred after birth.

Rainbow Children's Hospitals has one of the largest and the most advanced tertiary care, NICUs with an attached perinatal centre including fetal medicine and high-risk obstetrics care under one roof. NICU at Rainbow is the first to establish Advanced Neonatal Transport Service in India. NICUs have the highest level of neonatal care with round-the-clock availability of Neonatologists, Respiratory Therapists, Lactation Consultants & Nurses who ensure undivided attention is given to critically ill newborns & preterm babies. With decades of experience and success in treating babies, our expertise lies in treating preterm babies, low birth weight babies & neonates with respiratory problems.

Rainbow has successfully treated largest series of ELBW babies (<1 kg birth weight) and has the best survival rate in the country in saving small babies. The smallest baby saved by the NICU team at Rainbow was with birth weight of 375gm. This case has received the Limca Record of smallest baby survived in South Asia. The team has also successfully saved a 22-week preterm baby with birth weight of 450gm. Our hospital has achieved a place in Guinness Book of World Records for largest gathering of people born prematurely.

Rainbow’s Mothers' Milk Bank ensures that preterm babies born at Rainbow get only Human Milk. Newborns also have access to our special Kangaroo Mother Care Services to help develop an emotional bond between the mother and child and this makes our birth care family centric.

The Department of neonatology offers treatment for the following conditions:
- Child Development
- Child Neurology
- Pediatric Allergy/ Immunology/ Pulmonology
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Other facilities
- CPAP - advanced setup to help babies with respiratory diseases
- Laboratory services
- Open head warmers and incubators
- ROP care
- Physiological monitors
- Pediatric ICU
- Vaccination center
- Bubble CPAP
- Ventilators

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FAQs
Which is the best NICU?

Rainbow Children's Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad has one of the highest level of neonatal intensive care in India and is regarded as the best NICU for neonates. The neonatal intensive care unit focuses on the individual needs of every patient, has 24/7 availability of super specialists, and offers exceptional support for all types of neonatal emergencies.

Why Choose Rainbow Children’s Hospital for NICU?

Rainbow Children's Hospital in India has one of the largest and most advanced tertiary care NICUs in the country, as well as an associated prenatal facility that provides maternal medicine and high-risk obstetrics care all under one roof. Rainbow Children’s Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit is one of the best NICUs and the first in India to offer advanced neonatal transport services. NICUs provide the best standards of neonatal intensive care, with neonatologists, respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, and nurses available around the clock to ensure critically ill infants and preterm babies receive undivided attention. Rainbow Children's Hospital has extensive expertise in treating preterm newborns, low birth weight babies, and neonates with respiratory difficulties with decades of experience and high success in treating babies.

What is the difference between NICU and ICU?

NICU is abbreviated as neonatal intensive care unit, which is a specialized intensive care unit in a children’s hospital, made to house critically ill or premature newborn babies. Whereas, an ICU is abbreviated as an intensive care unit, which is a generalized care unit for all types of patients who have an emergency or require emergency assistance. Rainbow Children’s Hospital has one of the best neonatal intensive care units in India, with NICUs in some of the major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, Vijayawada, and many more facilities coming up soon across India.

In Which centers Rainbow has NICU?

Rainbow Children’s Hospital has one of the best neonatal intensive care units to treat critically ill newborns, preterm babies, low birth weight babies, and babies with respiratory issues. Rainbow Children’s Hospital has the best NICUs at all its major childcare facilities in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Vijayawada, Vizag, Delhi, and many more facilities coming up soon.

Is NICU considered intensive care?

Yes, a neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, also known as an intensive care nursery is an intensive care unit that specializes in the care of newborn infants who are sick or premature. Rainbow Children’s Hospital is one of the leading pediatric hospital chains in India which has the best level of care for neonates at its state-of-the-art NICU. With their main facilities in locations of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, Vijayawada, and many more facilities coming up soon across India.

How long will my baby stay in the NICU?

In general, any prematurely delivered baby born before 34 weeks of gestation should spend three to four weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit until their expected due date is reached or if they are back to good health within a few weeks, they would be transferred to the newborn nursery and kept under constant observation by neonatal specialists and medical staff at NICU. Rainbow Children’s Hospital is one of the leading pediatric and neonatal hospital chains in India, equipped with one of the best state-of-the-art NICUs in their childcare facilities across major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, Vijayawada.

What is the highest acuity NICU?

Level IV neonatal intensive care units, provide the best level of neonatal treatment in NICU. In addition to the care providers required for Level III units, these units must include pediatric surgical subspecialists on staff and more specialized care and attention from critical pediatric specialties. Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad has the best NICU with level-4 intensive care at their neonatal intensive care unit with cutting-edge equipment, advanced organ support systems, CRRT, ECMO services & skilled medical staff available 24/7 to care for critically ill neonates.

What ages go to NICU?

Newborns weighing less than 1,500 grams in weight after birth or those who are born before 32-34 weeks of gestation are usually regarded as premature babies and are taken care of at NICU or neonatal intensive care units until they are back to good health. Apart from this, babies who are seriously unwell at any age or weight, babies who require breathing assistance to survive are also housed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Rainbow Children’s Hospital is one of the leading pediatric and neonatal hospital chains in India, equipped with one of the best state-of-the-art NICUs in their childcare facilities across major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, Vijayawada. Their NICUs can handle any critical emergency of neonates, the treatments are led by a highly experienced team of neonatologists, pediatricians & super-specialties.

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