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Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a common breathing disorder that can happen while your child is sleeping.

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Asthma

Asthma

Asthma is a common condition that often starts in childhood. It affects the breathing tubes in the lungs, which is why it is often called bronchial asthma.

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Chest Infections

Chest Infections

Viral or bacterial infections in the lungs or air passages that can happen after a cold or the flu are often called chest infections.

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Childhood Infections

Childhood Allergies

Allergies are very common in childhood and occur when the body reacts badly to a specific trigger or allergen.

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Meningitis

Meningitis

Meningitis is a potentially serious infection affecting the protective membranes around the brain and spinal cord.

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Night Terrors (Parasomnia)

Night Terrors (Parasomnia)

Night terrors are not the same thing as nightmares, although they can seem similar to parents. Night terrors are caused by an abnormal sleep state known as parasomnia.

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Dr. Parviz Habibi
MB ChB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Reader and Consultant
Paediatric Intensive Care, Sleep & Respiratory Medicine
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Sleep & Respiratory Medicine

Dr Parviz Habibi qualified in 1980 from Birmingham Medical School and also is a PhD Science graduate from the University of Birmingham. He was the founder of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Mary's Hospital London, in 1992 and was one of the pioneers of "mobile intensive care" a specialised service for transportation of critically ill children. Dr Habibi was one of 400 people invited to the Millennium Celebration of Achievement, luncheon in the presence of Her Majesty, The Queen.

Dr Habibi is a Clinician Scientist and Principal Investigator at Imperial College London. He has carried out medical translational research into childhood illnesses such as meningitis and septicaemia, bronchiolitis, asthma and sleep apnoea.

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Children's Respiratory Specialist in London

As a children's respiratory specialist, Dr Habibi also treats children with all sorts of childhood respiratory conditions. More common conditions that may arise in young children and toddlers includes respiratory tract infections, allergies, wheezing, pneumonia, chronic cough and prematurity of the lungs.

Children who have been born prematurely and whose lungs are not fully developed may encounter breathing difficulties and are prone to respiratory infections like Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV). RSV is extremely contagious so most children will have it by the time they are two years of age. However, in premature or very young babies, or those with heart disease or weakened immunity, it can cause pneumonia or bronchiolitis, an inflammatory response in the small airways of the lungs.

Asthma is a very common respiratory disease in children, affecting one in 11 children in the UK. This allergic response in the airways can make the chest feel tight and the child may feel breathless and in severe cases, may find it difficult to breathe.

Dr Habibi provides thorough diagnosis and treatment plans for children based on the latest medical research. Some of the procedures available at Dr. Habibi's practice for paediatric respiratory diseases include pulmonary function testing, allergy skin testing, X-ray and CT scans, injections for allergies and severe asthma, bronchoscopy, sleep studies for apnoea and supplementary oxygen. Each individual case is studied to find the best treatment for each patient.

He also works closely with the paediatric intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital with patients who need to be admitted to hospital and brings professionalism with care and compassion to each family of a sick child.

If you are looking for a children's respiratory specialist and want a second opinion privately then Mr Habibi is available for consultations at four different locations at Harley Street, Weymouth Street, The Portland Hospital Outpatient Centre and at The New Malden Diagnostic Centre in Surrey.

Private Clinic Locations

Harley Street Private Practice

location-icon 4th Floor Room 10,
84 Harley St, Marylebone,
London W1G 7HW, UK

The Harley Street Clinic

location-icon 35 Weymouth Street
London
W1G 8BJ

The New Malden Diagnostic Centre

location-icon 171 Clarence Avenue
Surrey
KT3 3TX

The Portland Hospital Out Patient Centre

location-icon 205-209 Great Portland
Street London
W1W 5AH