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Pediatric Specialties

What are pediatric specialties?

If your Primary Care physician feels that your child would benefit from more specialized medical help from our pediatric experts at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), they may be invited to attend one of our pediatric specialty clinics. Our teams know the importance of ensuring that your child feels comfortable if treatment is needed, and we work hard to provide a caring environment to support your whole family.

Pediatric specialty treatments, services and procedures

If your child suffers from endocrine difficulties such as short stature, thyroid, adrenal or pituitary problems, our team is here to help. We have a dedicated Pediatric Diabetic Clinic and team, who are here to help if your child needs care to manage neonatal or childhood diabetes.  

Our dedicated Allergy Clinic team helps children deal with allergy and immune deficiency problems, and provides support every step of the way. Skin testing, allergy immunotherapy and drug desensitization are just some of the treatments we offer. Conditions treated include: allergic rhinitis (an allergic reaction to inhaled substances), angioedema (swelling under the skin), asthma, eczema, autoimmune disorders, bronchitis, celiac disease, contact dermatitis, chronic coughs, food allergies or sensitivities, hives, immunodeficiency disorders, oral allergy syndrome rashes, and sinusitis. 

With one of the most advanced pediatric heart care centers in the region, our pediatric heart specialists deliver expert care for every pediatric congenital heart condition – from before your little one is born, to when they reach adulthood. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for your child, while providing long-term support for your family.

Find out more about our cardiology services

We provide complete care for children with disorders affecting the digestive system, liver and pancreas. Our expert team helps infants with intractable diarrhea who require long-term Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), and diagnose children with complex liver and pancreatic disorders. We perform a range of both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. 

Find out more about our gastroenterology services

We specialize in treating children – from newborns to young adults – for cancer and blood disorders, including sickle cell anemia, leukemia and solid tumors. With a firm family focus, our pediatric hematology / oncology team offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care.

Find out more about our pediatric hematology and oncology services

If you are worried about genetically inherited illnesses, or your child has a genetic disorder, we are here to help. Our enzyme therapy program helps those with enzyme deficiencies, and we provide genetic testing for families, along with genetic diagnosis of in utero foetuses (unborn babies), and counseling about preimplantation genetic services.

If your child has kidney (renal) problems, our dedicated care team is here to help. We provide care for pediatric kidney disease, hematuria, glomerulo-nephritis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, vesico-ureteric reflux and structural renal diseases, hereditary renal disease, urinary tract infection, hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency, and kidney stones. For end-stage renal disease (ESRD), we offer peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy. We provide care for children receiving kidney transplants.

Find out more about our pediatric dialysis treatments

We are committed to helping improve the quality of life for children with simple or complex neurological disorders. Our dedicated Epilepsy Clinic provides care and support for children suffering from all forms of epilepsy, and their families.

Find out more about our neurology services

If your child suffers with joint problems or an inflammatory disease, our team is ready to help, providing diagnosis, treatment and different types of therapy, including joint injections, chemotherapy and biological therapies.

Find out more about our rheumatology services

What to expect from pediatric specialty services

Your Pediatric Primary Care physician will be your first port-of-call, as our pediatric specialty clinics are not a self-referral service. Your doctor will make a referral, if appropriate, after an initial consultation. You can then book an appointment with our specialists.

When you arrive at the clinic, we will check your child in. Within five minutes a nurse will carry out an initial clinical screening. The wait time to see a doctor will usually be around 15-20 minutes, and your appointment will last around 20-30 minutes.

If further procedures and/or laboratory tests are needed, these and any other follow-up appointments can be arranged by our care team, who are there to help from your first consultation through to offering ongoing support after your child’s treatment.

Preparing for an operation

You will be invited to a clinic, usually about two to three weeks before your treatment, to ensure your child is well enough for the anesthetic and operation. This may involve blood tests, X-rays and a urine sample. You may also see a specialist to discuss your child’s care.

Find out more about our children's surgery services

Our patients say it best

The JHAH staff were friendly and helpful during my son’s immunization, which has already improved his quality of life. Thank you.

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