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Intensive care represents the highest level of patient care and treatment designated for critically ill patients with potentially recoverable life-threatening conditions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services defines critical illness or injury as acutely impairing one or more vital organ systems such that there is a high probability of imminent or life-threatening deterioration in the patient’s condition.

Intensive care (critical care) is a multidisciplinary and interprofessional speciality specifically designed for the management of patients at risk of developing or with established, life-threatening organ failure. The capacity to temporarily support and if necessary, replace the function of many failing organ systems, particularly the lungs, cardiovascular system and kidneys, is what underscores intensive care medicine.

Why Gangappa Hospital ?

Gangappa Hospital has state-of-the-art ICU for medical and surgical intensive care, staffed by experienced professionals.

Gangappa Hospital facilitates a state-of-the-art NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Intensive Care Nursery) in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore. The NICU is staffed by experienced doctors, trained at handling birth related complications and emergencies 24/7. Being the only multi-speciality hospital at this location, we believe that nurturing a new born is critical, which is why Gangappa Hospital strives to provide the best neonatal critical care in the Ramamurthy Nagar area.

We offer an extensive and well-equipped Level-3 NICU with six beds, complete with the latest monitors and incubators, ventilators and oscillator. With a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:05 in the NICU, we ensure proper care is provided to our youngest patients. With a strong focus on becoming one of best NICU Hospitals in Bangalore, Gangappa Hospital is supported by a dedicated team of experienced doctors and medical staff and is one of the top hospitals that provide baby intensive care units in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore, bringing quality and affordable healthcare closer to the Ramamurthy Nagar area


What is the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)?

Newborn babies who need intensive medical care are often put in a special area of the hospital called the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU has advanced technology and trained healthcare professionals to give special care for the tiniest patients. NICUs may also care areas for babies who are not as sick but do need specialized nursing care. Some hospitals don’t have the staff for a NICU and babies must be moved to another hospital. Babies who need intensive care do better if they are born in a hospital with a NICU than if they are moved after birth.

Some newborn babies will require care in a NICU. Giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be unexpected for any parent. The NICU can be overwhelming. This information is to help you understand why a baby may need to be in the NICU. You will also find out about some of the procedures that may be needed for the care of your baby.



Why Would My Baby Need To Be in a NICU ?

Babies who have trouble breathing, due to prematurity or a complication, can get help in a NICU. And babies who are born with an illness or condition that requires medication, monitoring, or surgery will receive the extra care they need in a neonatal intensive care unit.

How Long Will My Baby Be in the NICU ?

Each case is different, and the answer can range from several hours to several weeks. Generally, the more prematurely a baby is born, or the more serious her illness, the longer her stay in a NICU. Her care team may be moved to a different level of NICU depending on her progress. Once a baby is showing that she can breathe on her own, regulate her body temperature, gain weight and be fed by breast or bottle, she should be ready to go home.

What is the difference between ICU and NICU ?

ICU expands as Intensive Care Units. These care units are designed to cater to critically ill adults. Similarly, there are neonatal intensive care units called NICU. These are units specially and carefully designed to cater to the needs of newborn babies who need critical treatment.