Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Call Doctor
Book Appointment
Dr. Rakesh Handa  - Pediatrician, Delhi

Dr. Rakesh Handa

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Paediatric Surgery

Pediatrician, Delhi

39 Years Experience  ·  400 - 1000 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Rakesh Handa MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Paediatric Surgery Pediatrician, Delhi
39 Years Experience  ·  400 - 1000 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Services
Feed

Personal Statement

Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences....more
Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences.
More about Dr. Rakesh Handa
Dr. Rakesh Handa is an experienced Pediatrician in Patparganj, Delhi. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 39 years. He is a MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Paediatric Surgery . You can visit him at Max Super Speciality Hospital-Patparganj in Patparganj, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh Handa on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has top trusted Pediatricians from across India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 29 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Pediatricians online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Education
MS - General Surgery - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune - 1988
MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune - 1979
MCh - Paediatric Surgery - AIIMS, New Delhi - 1995
Awards and Recognitions
Served in the Indian Army Medical Corps from 1980 to Dec 2005
Professional Memberships
MNAMS
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)

Location

Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Rakesh Handa

3 Palms Surgical Clinic

A-49, New Friends Colony. Landmark: Near Mata Ka Mandir, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
1000 at clinic
...more

Holy Family Hospital

Maulana Mohammad Ali Road, Okhala. Landmark: Opp Sccot Hospital and Near Surya Hotal, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
...more

Kailash Hospital & Heart Institute- Noida

H33,Sector 27,Noida,Landmark:Near Atha Market, NoidaDelhi Get Directions
400 at clinic
...more

3 Palms Surgical Clinic

A-49, New Friends Colony. Landmark: Near Mata Ka Mandir, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
900 at clinic
...more

Max Superspeciality Hospital

#108 A, Indraprastha Extension, New DelhiDelhi Get Directions
900 at clinic
...more

Holy Family Hospital

Maulana Mohammad Ali Road, Okhala. Landmark: Opp Sccot Hospital and Near Surya Hotal, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
700 at clinic
...more

Kailash Hospital

#H-33, Sector 27, New Okhla Industrial Development AreaNoida Get Directions
700 at clinic
...more

Asian Institute of Medical Sciences

Sector-21 A, Badkal Flyover Road, Faridabad City Landmark : Near Hotel Express Sarovar Portico & Near park flaza Hotel, FaridabadFaridabad Get Directions
900 at clinic
...more
View All

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Rakesh Handa

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

I have twins of 1 n half month .my milk is not sufficient to them so can I feed thm cow milk.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I have twins of 1 n half month .my milk is not sufficient to them so can I feed thm cow milk.
Hi, You can start cow's milk slowly and see how your children respond to it - whether they are able to digest it well or not. If not, you can dilute it a little, boil it and cool it and then feed your children. Also consult your gynae doctor.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi, I have 3 years old son. He speak word which is spoken by us. He speak kaka mama tata. Etc. I know that which is the last time when a baby speak very well. Till which time I wait to speak.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi, I have 3 years old son. He speak word which is spoken by us. He speak kaka mama tata. Etc. I know that which is t...
He should speak a few words by now and if he is not, then have to check him ofr autism or hearing loss.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Nail biting may be a sign of in secure or less confident child.Please build a nice rapport with your baby and find the reason
7 people found this helpful

My baby is 21 days old, want to give vaccine and polio drops. Within how many days should the first vaccine n drops to be given?

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby is 21 days old, want to give vaccine and polio drops. Within how many days should the first vaccine n drops t...
If the baby was born at term and weighed > kg. Then normally the first vacine is given at birth and next dose a month later.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My baby is 3.5 month old. His appetite is very less and his weight was 4.9 at 3 month, can I give him liv 52 to increase his appetite? He is not taking proper milk and he is on exclusive bf. I am already giving him calcium, vitamin D and iron drops. So please suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 3.5 month old. His appetite is very less and his weight was 4.9 at 3 month, can I give him liv 52 to incre...
Congratulations. Hold on to the faith in breastfeeding, you really don't need anything else. 4.9 kg weight at 3.5 months is good weight gain with exclusive breastfeeding. Baby will need only iron and vitamin D 3 daily supplements and after six months weaning with regular home food in addition to breasfeeding. You can fight your worries if you can plot growth of the baby on IAP growth chart. If it is within normal limits you have no reason to worry. By the way appetizers at all ages are no more than a placebo. Treat the child if ill. Be happy and enjoy together (with all family) healthy meals prepared at home. This is the best ever appetizer we need.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Play video

Symptoms and Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

I’m Dr. Prashant Shah, a psychiatrist from Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Today I am going to speak about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD. ADHD as the name suggests the full form is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a common disorder seen in children and adolescence and at times may extend also into adult life. The common features of this problem are diminished attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. As I said earlier, it is most commonly seen in children and adolescents, the usual complaints will be from the parents and teachers. The parents and teachers will complain that these children have difficulty sustaining attention, they are hyperactive and they are impulsive in their day to day activities.

Sustaining attention means that these children cannot sustain or carry out any particular task to the end. They get bored very easily, they will lose interest, they may want to start many activities; they will say that they want to join this activity, they want to do this thing but then halfway down the line they will get bored, and they will stop doing that activity. They would have difficulty in focusing which will result in making careless mistakes in their works, in their calculations, in their day to day works, in their homework. They will be making careless mistakes because they cannot just focus on what they are doing. They get distracted very easily. The teachers will complain that in the school when the teacher is teaching they are looking out of the window or they are speaking with other children. They will drop down their pencil, eraser, and maybe make mischief with other children. Many times there are younger children; they are always on the go. They cannot sit in one place. They are not in their seat; they are roaming around in the class; they talk excessively; they will blurt out answers; they are forgetful; they will not mention about homework or assignment which has been given to them or the project work which has been given. They will inform their parents just at the last minute and then everything will have to be rushed. They will forget or they will misplace their books. Their clothes will be in disarray at home if you visit their room. Everything will be like it is not in its place. They cannot wait for their turn. Now all these are problems which the children-parents pick up.

What is the effect of this on the children? Because of this kind of behavior they are labeled as mischievous. They are the ones who get pointed out whenever something goes wrong in the class. They will be the first ones to be signaled out and given punishment. And at times maybe it is not their fault also but because they show this kind of behavior they are labeled as mischievous and it is they who get the punishment. Everyone ridicules them for this kind of behavior. Even the parents punish them. This will lead to many times frustration, decreased confidence which in turn affects their school performance. Many times this results in deviantju8 behavior. In adolescence if we go on to see this may result in risk-taking behavior, seeking novelties and at times in drug-addiction also.

Now, what can be done about this?
As I said earlier it is a neuro-developmental disorder, we do not know as psychiatry illnesses, we don’t know what the causes are of this illness or why does this illness occur. It may range from genetic to neurological to psychopharmic or neuro-developmental problems in the brain. But what is good is that treatment options are available. So what treatment options are there for ADHD? They are both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available. Usually for children less than five years initially we advise non-pharmacological treatment. This non-pharmacological treatment is occupation therapy and sensory integration where depending upon the severity of the problem, children are called for occupation therapy sessions, parents maybe also given some home programme which they can carry out at home and this results in improvement. The improvement is slow but carried out religiously, diligently by the parents for a period of 1 year to two years this definitely is going to show improvement.

In other children or if the problems are severe enough, we do start medicines. In children parents are hesitant to start medicines and that too from a psychiatrist. But believe me there are good medicines available for ADHD, they do show response, there are no major side effects. The groups of medicines that are available are stimulants or non-stimulants. Stimulants are the first choice of drugs, usually we start with a low dose, so that the child can tolerate the dose, there is no side effect and then we gradually build up the dose so that the improvement is seen. Even if there is some side effect there is minor side effect which can be always taken care of. It is not that there is only one drug available, the child is not responding, we can definitely shift to some other. But the thing to understand is that treatment is required. This ADHD can be controlled and if the signs and symptoms of ADHD are controlled then the child’s performance is definitely going to improve. It will not only reflect in the child’s studies but also overall development of the child. So it is for the parents and teachers working in this field to find out these kinds of children who maybe having this problem and refer them for treatment.

Thank you. For any further enquiries you can always get me to me through Lybrate

3121 people found this helpful

Hi Doctor, My son is having motion sickness while travelling in car. 8 out of 10 times he is vomiting in cars. But when travelling in car having higher ground clearance, he is not feeling any motion sickness. He is 4 years old now but having this problem from last 3 yrs. Please suggest any precautions to be taken care of. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Precautions to be taken care of- give light diet and less water before traveling, suitable seat in car where child gets minimum sickness symptom, keep face in direction of traveling never opposite. U may give 1/2 tab of avomine before traveling.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

What is generalized epileptiform abnormality with posterior emphasis (modified hypsarrthymia.)? My baby boy is 3 month old and there are symptoms of IS (infantile spasms).In EEG reports are generalized epileptiform abnormality with posterior emphasis (modified hypsarrthymia.). Kindly suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What is generalized epileptiform abnormality with posterior emphasis (modified hypsarrthymia.)?
My baby boy is 3 mont...
Infantile spasms (IS) is a rare seizure disorder that occurs in young children, usually under one year of age. The average age of onset is around four months, but some children may experience spasms as early as one month. A few children may begin as late as two years. The treatments for children with infantile spasms include: Steroid therapy with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) by injection into a muscle or prednisone by mouth. A seizure medication called Sabril (vigabatrin).
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi Sir, 1 and half years old my son he bite me last month I have taken tt injection. Now again he bite me now ie after injection 2 times I went to Dr. For injection they its valid for 6 Months. Its ok I would like to know. Why my son bite me I don't know. How to avoid again please let me know. Angry happy he bites me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi Sir, 1 and half years old my son he bite me last month I have taken tt injection. Now again he bite me now ie afte...
You should not take too many TT injections as it increases reaction chances. If your primary vaccination shedule is complete duuring childhood, a dose once in 10 years will suffice.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My 11 months old daughter I eat very very less. Milk now seems she is not a all interested does not allow to touch her mouth. Tried everything ragi, orange juice, carrots potatoes etc but she is not willing to eat. Please help what should I do. Her weight is 8.6 kg and she remains active whole day playing only but appetite is really poor. Kindly suggest what I can do. Thanks.

Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 11 months old daughter I eat very very less. Milk now seems she is not a all interested does not allow to touch he...
Try to make colourful food. Try to make her eat with her frnds. Try to add butter in khichdi and dalia. 2-3 gap in meals. Try new food items and give fair trial for 20 mins for each food item.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

90%
(16 ratings)

Dr. I. P. S. Kochar

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
Pushpanjali Medical Centre, 
1500 at clinic
Book Appointment
87%
(172 ratings)

Dr. Lata Bhat

Fellowship In Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
Palak Child Development Centre, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
88%
(96 ratings)

Dr. Vineet Bhushan Gupta

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, 
600 at clinic
Book Appointment
85%
(28 ratings)

Dr. Rahul Sharma

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
Sharma Child Care, 
at clinic
Book Appointment
92%
(10 ratings)

Dr. Sonia Sharma

IPNA(Nephrologist), ISPN, Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
Arcadia Superspeciality, 
350 at clinic
Book Appointment
92%
(308 ratings)

Dr. Sushma Narayan (Aiims)

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician
Babies and Children's Centre & Celiac Clinic, 
250 at clinic
Book Appointment