Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Istanbul Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Neonatology has been a dynamic and rapidly developing science in recent years.  Our aim is to provide health to all newborn babies who are in need of medical support by using recent  technology and  knowledge.

We deal with all kinds of diseases that need urgent management and treatment in the newborn period, especially prematurity and respiratory problems are the main of this state. Attending physicians, neonatology fellows and nurses take care of infants for 24 hours a day. In the delivery room every infant is examined by the specialists, and healthy newborns are followed by newborn nurses and pediatricians closely until discharge.

Newborn babies with medical problems are accepted to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) according to their treatment levels. Capacity of our NICU is 42 beds ( 12 beds for Level 1, 10 beds for Level 2, 20 beds for Level 3) and  approximately 1500 newborns have been hospitalized annually. In our newborn and premature baby follow up clinics 17.160 patients were seen in 2017.

The equipment and facilities

Advanced neonatal incubators,

Advanced neonatal monitors,

Biphasic nasal CPAP device,

Nasal HFO,

High flow oxygen therapy ,

Advanced neonatal mechanical ventilators with SIMV, VG and HFO modes

İnhaled Nitric oxide therapy,

Hypothermia therapy,

Portable ultrasonography,

Portable X-ray machine,

Portable echocardiography,

Amplitude electroencephalography,

Peritoneal dialysis,

Led and tunnel type phototherapy devices,

Arterial blood gas analysis,

Laser for Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) treatment,


Support services

Rooming in,

Lactation rooms,

Infant formula preparation room,

Human milk storage,

Total Parenteral Nutrition,

Laboratory (biochemistry, microbiology, hormone),

Transport incubator with ventilator,

Laser and anti VEGF for ROP treatment,

Neonatal screening for hearing,

NICU designated near by operation and delivery rooms,

Lactation consultant and breastfeeding education.

All of our staff working in NICU are being educated on a regular basis about newborn care, diseases, resuscitation, breastfeeding, baby friendly hospital topics in coordination with the Turkish Ministery of Health. Many studies conducted in our unit has been presented in various national and international neonatology congresses. Our clinic has been host for World Prematurity Day, Pediatric Congresses and Regional Neonatology Meetings in different occasions. With high technology devices, experienced NICU team and  a well established scientific approach our aim is to give the best quality of  service for all newborn babies.

Procedures performed in our NICU

Endotracheal entubation,

Mechanical ventilation  (conventional and HFO),

Umbilical catheterization (arterial and venous),

Peripheric Central Catheterization,


Lumbar puncture,

Postoperative follow up (Pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery

Partial and total Exchange transfusion,

Total Parenteral Nutrition,

Enteral Feeding,


İnhaled Nitric oxide therapy,


Transcutaneous carbondioxide monitorization,

Hypothermia therapy,

ROP therapy with laser and anti VEGF injection,

Neonatal screening for hearing,

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure,

Portable ultrasound and echocardiography,

Peritoneal dialysis