The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a specialized facility with 10 beds, designated as a Level III referral center, that provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for critically ill newborns. The NICU operates around the clock, with a team of highly trained neonatologists, nurses, and support staff working together to treat these babies and support their families. This multidisciplinary team, consisting of various specialties within the hospital, ensures that the best possible care is provided to babies from the entire region.
Newborn infants who are unwell or born prematurely often require specialized care in the NICU. While pediatricians can handle most health issues in infants, neonatologists are specifically trained to care for high-risk babies. Therefore, the establishment of a dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is crucial to meet the needs of these vulnerable newborns.
At American Hospital Dubai, our dedicated team of doctors and NICU nurses are committed to providing exceptional care for infants in our state-of-the-art cubicle-based Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We recognize the importance of personalized care for both you and your baby during this critical time.
Our team of experts is available 24/7, working closely with specialists in different pediatric sub-specialties to provide coordinated care for your baby. We prioritize the highest quality of life for your little one. Prior to your baby's birth, you can schedule a visit to the American Hospital to meet with our neonatology experts. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to discuss the care your baby will receive and take a tour of our advanced NICU facility. Our neonatologists will address all your questions and concerns to ensure you feel well-informed and reassured.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is equipped to handle complex medical issues for babies born at all gestations, even those born as early as 23+0 weeks. We also provide post-operative surgical management, ensuring comprehensive care for your baby's health journey.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at American Hospital provides expert care for high-risk neonates. This includes not only premature infants but also newborns with complex issues. We have the capabilities to address a wide range of neonatal conditions, offering specialized treatments and care tailored to each situation.
Admission may be necessary for term babies for different reasons, such as:
The Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (Therapeutic Hypothermia Protocol) aims to manage and treat hypoxic brain injuries that occur in full-term babies. This protocol involves the implementation of therapeutic cooling soon after birth and is carried out in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Continuous monitoring of cerebral function is also provided during this process. Additionally, the protocol may include the use of MRI scans and EEGs, as well as consultation from various medical professionals such as pediatric neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and developmental care teams, all of whom are readily available in the NICU.
Our hospital offers exceptional neonatal surgical services that are available 24/7. These services are overseen by a skilled pediatric surgeon. After surgery, babies are carefully monitored and receive intensive care in our NICU. We also regularly accept referrals from other hospitals for NICU care.
At American Hospital Dubai, we understand that every newborn has unique needs. That's why we offer comprehensive neonatology programs and services in our NICU. We believe in providing personalized care plans that cater to the specific requirements of each baby and their family. Our range of care services includes:
We take pride in being one of the top healthcare institutions in the country for neonatology and child health. If you have any questions about finding a reputable hospital for premature baby care or seeking the expertise of the best neonatologists in Dubai, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Support Staff at +971 43775500.
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