Children are our most precious assets & Investments for the future of this planet
At Ananthapuri, we provide comprehensive and specialised health care service to all children.
Dept of Paediatrics is a one-of-its-kind dedicated facility for comprehensive care and management of health problems in children and adolescents. On par with the best paediatric hospitals in the world in terms of clinical support and medical care, paediatric treatment areas here are child friendly in design and offer a warm, comfortable and soothing ambience for babies and children to recuperate faster. Committed to the cause of providing safe and high quality medical care with compassion, the team of internationally and nationally trained Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Paediatric Intensive Care Doctors and Paediatric/ Neonatal Nurses here work 24/7, adhering to evidence-based treatment guidelines with a multi-disciplinary approach.
The department has state-of-the-art diagnostic, investigation and treatment facilities. It also offers advanced Critical Care with a dedicated Level 3 PICU, where children who require intensive care monitoring including medically unstable patients who require mechanical ventilation and single or multi-organ support are treated. The PICU also offers post-operative care for surgical procedures, emergencies and planned admissions. Manned by PALS certified Paediatric/ Neonatal Critical Care experts and support staff round the clock and supervised closely by the Infection Control Department to prevent any possibilities of cross-infection, the PICU follow internationally approved treatment protocols.
AHRI also provides an independent transport and retrieval team capable of stabilising and transferring critically ill children to the hospital with the help of Intensive Care Ambulance.
With increased prevalence of chronic condition such as diabetes, asthma, developmental disorders, childhood obesity , childhood kidney disorders and kidney failure,there is increasing need for paediatric super specialities which we offer. Ananthapuri is one of the pioneers in the field of Paediatric Kidney Transplantation.
Rheumatology & Immunology
Our 12 bedded PICU provides round the clock specialised care for critically ill children, managed by specially trained and experienced personnel under direct supervision of Paediatric specialists.
MD(Paed), DCH(Lond), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Glasg)
Ph.D, MD(Paed), DCH, FIAP
Prof. Dr. K E Elizabeth, A veteran paediatrician who is internationally trained and highly qualified in the field of pediatrics.She is trained in both Europe and UK and has over 33 years of Govt. Service in Child Care & Medical Education. She… |View Profile
MD(Paed), DCH, Fellowship in Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine(Canada)
Dr. S Kamala is a reputed Neonatologist and Pediatrician with 13 years of experience and has received training in some of the best children's hospitals in India and abroad. She has professional expertise and knowledge in treating critically illnewborn… |View Profile
Dr. Nazeer Khan completed his training In Paediatrics from Europe. He has practised in India and abroad for over 20 years in general paediatrics
Dr. Mili Thomas is a pediatrician with around 4 years of experience and has experience in managing pediatric traumaand accident cases, neonatal ventilation and has excellent judgment about diagnoses and treatments.She is dedicated to providing… |View Profile
Dr A S Jayahar , A Paediatrician trained in comprehensive management of childhood and neonatal disorders.He has more than 3 years of experience in the relevant field.|View Profile
Dr.Gopika Sekhar is a reputed paediatrician practising in Thiruvananthapuram for the past fourteen years. Known for her clinical acumen and patient friendly attitude, she has managed different types of paediatric illnesses - both simple… |View Profile
Ananthapuri Hospitals is one of the very few hospitals in Kerala and the first of its kind in the Kerala Private Sector with a dedicated Pediatric nephrology service.The Pediatric Nephrology unit at AHRI provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and follow up care for children of all ages with kidney and Genitourinary diseases. World-class, personalized health care services is provided for a number of general kidney conditions and rare, very special conditions such as congenital and neonatal renal diseases, complex nephro-urological disorders, hereditary renal diseases, nephrotic syndrome; nephritis, hypertension, renovascular disease, vasculitis, urinary tract infections, enuresis, tubular, metabolic and stone disorders, cystic diseases, acute and chronic renal failure as well as for patients with proteinuria and hematuria. Stress is also given for the prevention of renal diseases. There is an active renal replacement therapy programme which includes treatment with acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis and renal transplantation. There are also facilities for plasmapheresis and haemoperfusion. Renal biopsies are done under ultrasound guidance.
Strong working links exist with paediatric urology, transplant surgical team, pediatric endocrinology, rheumatology, neonatology, pediatrics and intensive care. The service is backed by diagnostic services from the biochemistry, radiology, and pathology departments.
We also provide personal and friendly care , educate and support the parents about the child’s health needs. To enable us in this, we have the team comprising child psychologist, social worker, nutritionist, nurses specialized in managing kidney disorders and dialysis, expert dialysis technicians and transplant co-ordinator.
Provides service every day. This includes
Pediatric Nephrology OPD
Renal failure clinic
Renal transplant clinic
For adult and pediatric patients under Ultrasound guidance.
The renal transplantation service at AHRI offers children and adults, renal transplants from first degree relatives and cadaveric transplant. The potential candidates and donors are evaluated and managed by a multidisciplinary team of transplant nephrologists and transplant urologists. The renal transplant is offered at very cost effective rates.
A well equipped Hemodialysis Unit with the latest state of art machines for acute and chronic Haemodialysis backed by NABH accreditation.
Round the clock dialysis facility with expert dialysis nurses and technicians under the close supervision of the consultants.
Critical care Nephrology and facility for dialysis of critically ill patients in ICU
Acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis
Plasmapheresis for renal and non renal indications
Placement of percutaneous temporary and permanent vascular or peritoneal dialysis catheters
Vascular access: Vascular Surgical team at AHRI have extensive experience in placement of AV fistula and graft.
MD(Paed), DCH, DNB(Paed), DM, DNB(Nephro), MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MRCPCH
Dr Lekha Hrishikeshan has the recognition of being the first Pediatric Nephrologistin Kerala . She has 28 years of experience in Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and Nephrology, with 25 years of teaching experience In India and abroad. Its she, who… |View Profile
Paediatric Endocrinology is a speciality which caters to children and adolescents with hormonal disorders. ‘Children are not small adults’- Hormonal disorders in children require special attention as these problems affect both physical growth as well as psychological development in the most important years of one’s life. While many of these problems are fairly common in the young population, they are recognised late in the course of the illness thereby limiting the treatment options and hence long term outcomes.
We are one of the very few centres in Kerala to offer this unique and important speciality.
Diagnosis and management of:
Neonatal, childhood and adolescent thyroid dysfunction
Neonatal, childhood and adolescent diabetes mellitus
Disorders of pubertal development
Adolescent menstrual problems and polycystic ovarian disease
Childhood adolescent obesity
Disorders related to steroid hormone production
Metabolic bone diseases in children
Disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD)
Disorders of fluid and electrolyte disturbances
Endocrine emergencies - Diabetic ketoacidosis, adrenal insufficiency, hypoglycaemia etc.
Endocrine follow up of childhood cancer survivors
Endocrine follow up of children with thalassemia
Growth hormone stimulation tests
ACTH stimulation tests
Overnight Dexamethasone stimulation tests ( ONDST ), Low dose dexamethasone stimulation tests (LDDST)
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) analogue stimulation test
HCG stimulation test
Water deprivation test
Controlled fasting test for recurrent childhood hypoglycaemia
MD(Paed), DCH, PDCC(Paediatric Endocrinology)
A Paediatric Endocrinologist trained in comprehensive management of childhood and adolescent hormonal disorders. She has more than 5 years of experience in the relevant field. Her fields of expertise include diabetes, disorders of the endocrine glands,… |View Profile
MD(Paed), DNB(Neuro), MNAMS(Neuro)
Dr Anil Kumar TV is an expert in management of neurological diseases and disorders in children as well as in adults and an exceptional Neurologist with more than --- years of experience. His fields of special interest include Stroke, Epilepsy and… |View Profile
Department of Paediatric Surgery provides world-class, family-centred services for the diagnosis and treatment of children from newborn to teenage such as years of age. Which include congenital malformations, childhood illness and other injuries. Surgeries are carried out by paediatric surgeons along with other surgeons who specialise in paediatric cases such as Orthopaedic, General, ENT, Urology, Oral and ophthalmic surgery, etc. Excellent supportive care in the form of a tertiary care NICU- PICU complex is available for sick and critical neonates, with paediatric ventilators and 24*7 anaesthetist backup
10 World Class operation theatres
12 fully equipped ultra modern ICU’s
113 Critical Care Beds
General Paediatric &Neonatal Surgeries
Emergency management of trauma, acute abdomen
Non surgical corrctionof intussusceptions (Hydrostatic reduction)
Daycare surgery for selected elective procedures
TOF (Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula)
CDH (Congenital DiaphragmaticHernia)
Urinary Tract anomalies
Hysronephrosis, Cystic Kidney
Posterior urethral Valve
All type of hernias