The Center offers both preventive routine examinations for all children and medical assessment by pediatric specialists, as described below.
Routine Medical Examinations
1. Ophthalmological examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist (for 1-month-old, 6-month-old and 3-year-old children)
2. Orthopedic examination and hip ultrasound by a Pedo Orthopedic (for 2-month-old infants)
3. Cardiovascular examination and echocardiogram by a pediatric cardiologist (for 3-month-old infants)
4. For parents: Nutrition guide to the introduction of solid food (for 5-month-old and 8-month-old infants), provided by a pediatric nutritionist
5. Dental examination by a pediatric dentist (for 1-year-old children)
6. Orthopedic examination - Scoliosis Clinic (for 8-year-old children)
All 3-month-old infants must undergo a pediatric cardiovascular examination to exclude the possibility of congenital heart diseases. A cardiovascular evaluation is also necessary for older children with symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, arterial hypertension and episodes of fainting or for children who have a family history of cardiovascular disease. In addition, cardiac screening is essential for young competitive athletes prior to their participation in organized competitive sports.
At the age of 2 months, it is necessary to examine the hips of infants, so as to exclude the possibility of hip developmental dysplasia – primarily because early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. Other common conditions requiring orthopedic assessment include foot lesions, arthritis and scoliosis.
Developmental assessment is a process that focuses on the child's motor, acoustic, linguistic, visual and critical skills. In particular, the practitioner intervenes in cases of developmental delay, learning difficulties, dyslexia, delayed speech or language development, language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder and/or hyperactivity.
The tooth anatomy and composition of the oral and maxillary system of children is significantly different from that of adults, and, by extension, so is dental care and treatment. This is where pediatric dental care comes in, which is concerned with children’s tooth development and preventive and therapeutic oral care.
Pediatric Neurology is the branch of medicine which deals with a range of disorders of the nervous system that affect infants, children and adolescents. A pediatric neurologist evaluates and treats conditions such as convulsions, epilepsy, delay in psychomotor development and headaches.
Our center provides specialized pulmonology examinations for children with bronchial asthma, recurrent respiratory infections and chronic lung diseases.
Common allergic disorders in childhood include atopic dermatitis, food allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma. As these may profoundly affect the children’s wellbeing and quality of life, identifying and treating these conditions effectively is vital.
Pediatric Endocrinologist and Diabetes Specialist
The pediatric endocrinologist monitors children and adolescents with abnormalities of growth and pubertal development, thyroid function and glucose metabolism problems as well as obesity.
The pediatric nutritionist’s function is to guide families toward healthy nutrition practices and to help deal with a range of developmental problems, including childhood and adolescent obesity, hyperlipidaemia, anorexia nervosa, failure to thrive and diabetes mellitus.
For more info you can contact us through the Limassol Children's medical Center telephone center at 00357 25 34 57 55 and through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.