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Department of neonatology and paediatrics

Prof. Dr. med. Philip Stok
paediatrics, neonatology

About the department

The department of neonatology and paediatrics at Academic Regio Hospital Pinneberg treats various acute diseases in children and young people aged 0 to 18 years. Based on the department, there is also an intensive care unit for newborns, part of the hospital's maternity hospital. This unit is equipped with incubators (incubators), heated beds, respirators, a first aid kit, and ultrasound and X-ray equipment. Paediatricians and neonatal nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, which makes it possible to provide a high level of safety at the birth of a child. In addition, children and adolescents treated in other specialised departments, such as after ENT operations, surgeries (e.g. appendicitis) and orthopaedic care after fractures, are under the supervision of pediatric nurses and, if necessary, paediatricians of the department. Thus, cooperation with the clinic's departments allows for a comprehensive assessment, care and best care for children and young people. It should be noted that during the entire inpatient treatment, children can stay with their parents in the same ward for a comfortable stay in the hospital.

High-qualified doctors of the department specialise in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal tract diseases, urinary and respiratory system diseases, infections, neurological disorders, and congenital anomalies. In addition, medical devices and systems offer all the necessary options for differentiated diagnostics.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Airway diseases (acute laryngotracheitis, pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma)
  • Diarrheal diseases in which possible dehydration
  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Circulatory problems 
  • Infections 
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Concussion
  • Febrile seizures
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Young infants with adjustment disorders

Diagnostic service: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Echocardiography 
  • ECG and long-term ECG
  • Long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Sleep deprivation EEG
  • Ultrasound examination
  • Digital X-ray 
  • MRI and CT
  • Fructose and lactose tests
  • Breath testing (measure the number of certain gases)

Treatment options: 

  • Drug therapy 
  • Infusion therapy 
  • Phototherapy for jaundice
  • Minimally invasive procedures 
  • Endoscopic procedures 
  • Neonatal intensive care 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Speech therapy 
  • Occupational therapy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1991 - 1999 Free University of Berlin 
  • 1994 - 1996 Promotion at Harvard Medical School
  • 1998 Great Ormond Street Hospital 
  • 1998 Karolinska Institutet 
  • 2001 - 2004 Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine

Experience

  • 2008 - 2014 Senior Physician at Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Charite 
  • 2014 - 2018 Chief doctor at Altona Children's Hospital
  • since 2018 Head of the Department of neonatology and paediatrics, Academic Regio Hospital Pinneberg 
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