Pediatric Genetics

Pediatric Genetics

Genetics is the specialty that evaluates pediatric patients with hereditary diseases (transmitted by alterations in genes) such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, muscular dystrophy, among others.

Our services in Pediatric Genetics

In our genetics service, we offer diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as:

  • Genetic syndromes: Genetic alterations that impact the nervous maturation system causing the child to have cognitive, intellectual or motor impairments to a greater or lesser extent depending on their condition (Down Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, among others).
  • Hereditary metabolic diseases: Those that affect the body processes responsible for converting food into energy.

In our Genetics specialty, we offer specialized care in the following services:

  • Hospitalization
  • Institutional and private outpatient consultation
  • Interdisciplinary approach in the Group of orphan diseases.
Our professionals in Pediatric Genetics

Carolina Baquero Montoya

Pediatrician specializing in Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Gustavo Giraldo

Pediatrician specializing in Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

When to check Pediatric Genetics?

You should consult with our genetics specialist when the pediatrician suggests it, when the patient has suspected or confirmed genetic disease, or when they present conditions such as:

  • Congenital anomalies (birth defects affecting the function and form of the child's body).
  • Developmental delay.
  • Cognitive, intellectual, or learning impairments.
Comprehensive Care

Our comprehensive approach to health aims to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each patient, providing holistic and personalized care through the following support services:

Speech Therapy

We provide support in feeding processes by conducting timely assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation in pediatric patients with swallowing disorders.

Clinical Psychology

Psychological support for pediatric patients and their families who are hospitalized or require specialized outpatient consultation for their condition.

Social Work

We offer comprehensive support to pediatric patients and their families, recognizing their protective factors, internal resources, personal, familial, and social situations, aiming to enhance adherence to outpatient treatments proposed by the medical team.

Clinical Nutrition

We deliver the best nutritional care to pediatric patients, emphasizing high complexity, in a comprehensive, timely, kind, and safe manner, in coordination with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Contact us

Contact our Call Center at (604) 360 4788 to schedule an appointment with Genetics.

For more information or general inquiries, please call (604) 445 90 00.