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Dr. Shivshankar Diggikar

Dr. Shivshankar Diggikar

Neonatal Intensive Care Fellowship (UK), MBBS

Neonatologist

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8 Years Experience Overall  (2 years as specialist)

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Dr Shivshankar Diggikar is a well-trained neonatologist and paediatrician. He completed his pediatric training from prestigious Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He then did his neonatology training at Manipal hospitals awarded by Indian Academy of paediatrics ( IAP) , before moving to London to persuade core neonatal training at Homerton university hospitals awarded by royal college of paediatrics and child health ( RCPCH). He has few research publications under his name and is a member of IAP, IMA( Indian medical association) and an associate member of RCPCH. His area of interest includes neonatal brain injury and prevention, neurodevelopmental follow up and bedside imaging( echocardiogram, cranial ultrasound and thoracic us) for babies to improve outcomes. He has also been trained in Bayley's Neurodevelopmental assessment and certified Prechtl's assessment for high risk babies. He has a vision to improve the neonatal outcomes in less resource settings in India.

Banaswadi, Bangalore

Ovum Woman & Child Speciality Hospital

5.0

220, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout, 1 Block, Landmark: Near Om Shakti Temple, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

03:00 - 05:00

Sun

06:00 - 08:00

550

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.

Specializations

Education

Neonatal Intensive Care Fellowship (UK) - Homerton University Hospital, London, 2018
MBBS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2012

Memberships

INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
National Neonatology Forum (NNF)

Experience

2015 - 2016 Neonatal Fellow at Manipal Hospital
2016 - 2018 Senior Neonatal Fellow at Homerton University, East London
2018 - 2019 Consultant at Ovum hospital

Registrations

95047 Karnataka Medical Council, 2012

Trainings and Certifications

MD - Paediatrics - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 2015
Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine - Indian Academy of Pediatrics, 2016
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