General pediatrics, thematic and other specialties consultations

General pediatrics, thematic and other specialties consultations

At Hospital da Luz Lisboa, the Childrens’ Hospital offers general pediatrics consultations, thematic consultations based on pathology, and several pediatric subspecialties.

In medical specialties without a pediatric subspecialty, Hospital da Luz Lisboa has physicians whose areas of interest in their specialty include pediatric pathologies.

  • General Pediatrics Consultation

  • Adolescent Consultation

    The Adolescent Consultation is for young people between the ages of 9 and 18 years old. Among the objectives of this consultation are the following:

    • Ensure medical surveillance of healthy young people through routine consultations, as referred to in the Personal Child Health Record.
    • Promote healthy lifestyles.
    • Support youth integration in family and society.
    • Screening for pathological and/or abnormal situations.
    • Provide referrals to other specialties and ensure the coordination with specialty services, so as to promote an integrated approach for the specific health concern.

    To request an Adolescent Consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Adolescent Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form. 

  • Pediatric Allergology Consultation

    The Pediatric Allergology Consultation of Hospital da Luz Lisboa is provided by pediatricians with competence in Pediatric Allergology, who are integrated in the Children’s Hospital and coordinate with related specialties for this area of pediatric medicine such as Otorhinolaryngology, Pneumology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Immunoallergology. These synergies have considerable advantages at the clinical performance level.

    The Pediatric Allergology Consultation is supported by Clinical Pathology and of the Laboratory of Respiratory Functional Exploration.

    The primary conditions managed within the Pediatric Allergology Consultation are:

    • Asthma
    • Recurrent sibilance / bronchiolitis
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Allergic conjunctivitis
    • Atopic eczema / atopic dermatitis
    • Food allergy
    • Urticaria

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Allergology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Nocturnal Enuresis Consultation (bedwetting):

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Nocturnal Enuresis Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form. 

  • Child Obesity Consultation

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Child Obesity Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Sleep Pathology Consultation

    There is a high prevalence of sleep disturbances in children. Considering this fact, Hospital da Luz Lisboa offers a Sleep Pathology Pediatric Consultation, intended for children between 0 and 18 years old who present sleep disturbances.

    Sleep disturbances may be of behavioral origin, including child behavioral insomnia, which is frequent in small children, or manifest as delayed sleep phase syndrome, which is quite frequent in adolescence.

    In this consultation, sleep disturbances of organic origin are also explored, in particular those related to respiratory pathology, namely obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, as well as developmental disturbances that are often accompanied by poor quality of sleep.

    Complementary to this consultation, Hospital da Luz established a Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, where polysomnographies (sleep studies) can be performed for children of any age in the presence of an attendant. This study, performed overnight, evaluates the quality of sleep in terms of its architecture and the factors that might affect it, as well as the registering of events at the respiratory level. It is the only exam recognized as valid in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.


    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Sleep Pathology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Pediatric Pulmonary Pathology Consultation

    Pulmonary and respiratory tract diseases are frequent in children and may interfere with their quality of life.

    The Pulmonary Pathology Consultation is intended for children with acute or chronic pulmonary diseases (congenital / acquired) or with recurrent or complex respiratory diseases.

    Specialized care in this area includes diagnosis, follow-up and treatment adequate to each child, aiming for improvement and recovery of health status.

    The principal pathologies in this area in children are:

    • Recurrent respiratory / pulmonary infections
    • Recurrent or persistent sibilance (wheeze, bronchiolitis)
    • Persistent or chronic cough
    • Other diseases of the lungs, pleura, bronchi, trachea and respiratory diseases related with prematurit

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Pulmonary Pathology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Prenatal Consultation

    The Prenatal Consultation is important for supporting future parents regarding any doubts they might have about taking care of their newborn. Prenatal intervention is particularly important in predictable cases of premature delivery or in the case of known diseases or conditions of the baby in order to implement measures that may reduce or prevent risks in the newborn.

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Prenatal Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Neonatology Consultation

    The Neonatology Consultation is intended for babies who have been admitted to the Neonatal Special Care Unit and for those babies who present risks of developmental disturbances.

    The Neonatology Consultation offers screening, evaluating and guidance in the treatment of developmental disturbances. In fact, in many of these situations, early identification and timely intervention can significantly minimize the occurrence of problems in the medium and long term.

    The evaluation of the development of the baby is made in key ages, so as to identify and plan intervention if needed in areas such as global motor function, visual motor function, language (comprehension and expression), cognition and behavior.

    Whenever necessary, the neonatologists’ intervention is coordinated with other professionals (for instance, development pediatricians, neuropediatricians, pedopsychiatrists, ophthalmologists, otorhinolaryngologists, psychologists, therapists, and educators).

  • Pediatric Cardiology Consultation

  • Pediatric Surgery Consultation

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Consultation

    Pediatric Endocrinology is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal dysfunctions, from the neonatal period until the end of adolescence. Such hormonal alterations may have repercussions for growth, development and metabolism for an organism in maturation phase, therefore the particular aspects of each phase of development must be considered.

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Endocrinology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

     

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Consultation

  • Pediatric Nephrology Consultation

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Nephrology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Neuropediatrics Consultation

  • Developmental Pediatrics Consultation

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation

  • Pediatric Dermatology Consultation

    To request an this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Dermatology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Pediatric Imunoallergology Consultation

    The Pediatric Imunoallergology Consultation of Hospital da Luz Lisboa is provided by physicians with the specialty of imunoallergology. 

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Imunoallergology specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Imunoallergology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form. 

     

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Consultation

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Pediatric specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Neurosurgery Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Pediatric Dentistry Consultation

    Pediatric Dentistry Consultation

    Pediatric Dentistry is a subspecialty of Dental Medicine dedicated to the study and maintenance of oral health in children and adolescents, as well as the control and resolution of oral health problems specific to this age period.

    Thus, it is an area concerned not only with treatment, but also prevention of future problems. The first visit to the pediatric dentist is recommended at the time of eruption of the first tooth (between 6 and 12 months of age).

    Pediatric dentists, who are professionally trained in techniques and language adapted to the age of their patients, turn consultations into positive and gratifying experiences.

    When necessary, it is possible to perform pediatric dental procedures under conscious sedation or even general anesthesia, with the support of an anesthesiology team.

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Dentistry specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Dental Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

     

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultation

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Ophthalmology specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Pediatric Orthopedics Consultation

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Orthopedics specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Orthopedics Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Pediatric Rheumatology Consultation

    The Pediatric Rheumatology Consultation deals with all juvenile rheumatic diseases, aiming to promote adequate treatment and rapid recovery in children and young people.

    The main rheumatic diseases of childhood and adolescence are:

    • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    • Arthritis associated with other chronic diseases
    • Scleroderma
    • Juvenile dermatomyositis
    • Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Vasculitis
    • Combined disease of connective tissue and superposition tissue
    • Periodic fever syndrome
    • Auto-inflammatory syndrome
    • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
    • Benign joint hypermobility syndrome
    • Chronic pain and pain amplification syndromes


    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Rheumatology specialty, and include the text “Pediatric Rheumatology Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form.

  • Child Hearing Consultation

    To request this consultation, visit www.hospitaldaluz.pt/lisboa/en, select the Otorhinolaryngology specialty, and include the text “Child Hearing Consultation” in the observations field of the appointment request form. 

  • Speech Therapy Consultation