Our Neonatology department gets a head start on your baby’s health, with fetal screenings in the womb and excellent care of newborn. Our high-end Neonatal ICU (NICU) is fully equipped with Spacelab monitors and is ready to take care of newborns in a critical stage until they reach full health.

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Dr. Bassem


Pediatrics, Neonatology

Royal Bahrain Hospital

Procedures & Treatments


Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units.

Our Neonatologists also diagnose and treat newborns with conditions such as breathing disorders, infections, and birth defects. Coordinate care and medically manage newborns born premature, critically ill, or in need of surgery.

Neonatology is the field of medicine dealing with care of newborn babies within the first month of life. It involves both well baby care including support to feeding, monitoring and management of neonatal problems like neonatal jaundice, feeding difficulty, tongue tie, review of antenatal concerns, risk of low blood glucose levels etc as well as comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities for critically ill new-borns in our Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Our outstanding and highly committed experts specialized in neonatal care work closely together with the nursing team and the resident doctors, supported by specialists in Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric Neurology. Our NICU multidisciplinary team includes Neonatologists (consultants and specialists), Paediatric surgeon, Neonatal GP doctors, neonatal nurses, dieticians and pharmacists. We also have a transport team at the ready that facilitates speedy transfer to higher level of intensive care if needed (like babies needing cardiac surgery). We also believe in family centered care and involve the family fully in the care as well as in important decision making. We have a very strict policy to prevent infections in our NICU. Not only do we employ the latest in medicine and technology, we also use a caring touch to give these babies the best care possible.

Services and Treatments Offered

  • 4 Bed Neonatal ICU with positive/negative filtered fresh air flow and 1:1 nursing round the clock

  • Intubations, both nasal and oral

  • Endotracheal surfactant administration

  • Umbilical venous and arterial line insertions

  • Peripheral arterial line insertions

  • Lumbar punctures

  • Chest tube insertions

  • Ventricular taps


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