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Dr. Nilesh Nikilesh Rao

Dr. Nilesh Nikilesh Rao

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics



16 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Nilesh Rao has over 13 years of experience as a Pediatrician, and he is currently practicing at Cloudnine, Bangalore. He specializes in Neonatology. Dr. Rao completed his MBBS from Thirumala Devaswom Medical College, Alleppey; his MD (Pediatrics) from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry; and his Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from University of British Columbia, Canada. He is an expert in dealing with pediatric nutrition; sick newborns; primary care of premature infants; Developmental Behavioral pediatrics; pediatric infectious diseases; and general pediatric disorders like fever, common cold, flu, and diarrhea. Dr. Rao has presented a research paper on Nutrition in Postoperative Neonates in Pediatric Academic Societies conference, San Francisco; and in the Canadian Pediatric Society conference, Toronto. He is a member of the Travancore Cochin Medical Council.

Old Airport Road, Bangalore

Cloudnine Hospital - Old Airport Road


115, HAL, Landmark: Opposite Kemp Fort and Total Mall, Bangalore

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Mon, Fri

09:00 - 01:00
01:30 - 03:00

Tue, Thu

11:00 - 01:00
01:30 - 04:00

Wed, Sat

11:00 - 01:00
01:30 - 08:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Paediatrician?

A: A paediatrician or a child specialist is a doctor who manages the health of your child. A paediatrician is trained to manage the physical, behavioural, and mental health of a child. A child specialist is trained to treat childhood illnesses, from minor health issues to serious health disorders. A child can be treated by a paediatrician right from birth.

Q: What is the age range of children which a Paediatrician can treat?

A: Paediatricians can treat a child right from birth. From birth till 2 years, there may be many visits to the paediatrician. From age 2 to 5 years, there will be once a year “well-child” visits. After the age of 5 years, paediatric visits will be done annually. Up to the age of 18 years, you can visit a paediatrician.

Q: Can a Paediatrician perform surgery?

A: Paediatricians are concerned with the physical and mental well being of children. Paediatric surgeons specialize in surgeries. A paediatrician can also perform surgeries with the necessary training. Paediatricians may only evaluate and treat children through non-invasive procedures. Paediatric surgeons perform minor surgeries like removal of foreign bodies to major surgeries like cardiac surgery.

Q: What does a paediatrician do?

A: A paediatrician is trained to perform procedures like: vaccine administration, treat dislocated shoulders or elbows, treat minor injuries, remove foreign bodies, split brown bones, perform circumcision. Apart from these specific procedures paediatricians also ensure well-being of the child through routine examinations. They also handle conditions that affect new born children.

Q: How is a Paediatrician different from a general physician?

A: Paediatricians and physicians are both doctors, but treat patients belonging to different age groups. Paediatricians specialize in treating patients aged 18 years and younger, while general physician treats patients above the age of 18 years. Paediatricians focus on providing medical care to infants, children and teenagers. Physicians may specialize in certain field of medicine.



MBBS - T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, 2004
MD - Pediatrics - T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, 2009


Karnataka Medical Council


33314 Travancore - Cochin Council of Modern Medicine, Kerala, 2004
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