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Dr. Sumana Rao

Dr. Sumana Rao

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics

Allopath

Pediatrician

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30 Years Experience Overall  (26 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sumana Rao is a Neonatologist in Motherhood Hospitals, banashankari 2nd stage, opposite to kempegowda medical institute of science, Banglalore and has 26 years of experience in Neonatology & Pediatrics department. She completed MBBS and MD – Pediatrics and diploma from american board of pediatrics, Dr Sumana Rao has extensive experience and special interest in looking after babies born extremely preterm, birth asphyxia, neonatal sepsis, She handles extreme low weight babies of 550g and premature babies from 24 weeks successfully.

Banashankari, Bangalore

Motherhood Hospital

5.0

4/19/30th Main Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Landmark: Near Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Science, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

09:45 - 12:00

500

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

MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, 1989
MD - Pediatrics - University of Delhi, 1993

Registrations

89197 Karnataka Medical Council, 2010

Trainings and Certifications

Certification of DABP (neonatology) - Keck school of Medicine of USC, 2016
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