Dr Vishal Mehta
MBBS, DCH, MD, FRCPCH, PG Diploma in Child Health
I see children with all aspects of general paediatric problems as well as looking after children with brain disorders.
I accept referrals from GPs, allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists, self-referrals from patients with a backup letter from a GP to follow, other colleagues and medical professionals.
I graduated from Indore, India and completed my post-graduation degree in paediatrics from the prestigious University of Bombay (Mumbai) and obtained my MD degree. I then moved to the UK and trained in a number of UK centres including St Mary's Hospital Manchester, Leeds General Infirmary and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital before taking up the Consultant Paediatrician post at Hull Royal Infirmary.
I specialise in paediatric neurology and neurodisability. I deal with all kinds of neurological problems in children, particularly problems of headache, funny turns, epilepsy, Tic disorder and Tourette’s, cerebral palsy, movement disorder, developmental delay and neuromuscular disorders. In addition I have experience in managing general paediatric problems.
I have keen interest in teaching. I regularly teach in Yorkshire Deanery MRCPCH clinical Course, British Paediatric Neurology Association run headache( CHaT) and epilepsy courses (PET). Additionally, I am honorary lecture in Paediatrics for Hull York Medical school( HYMS) and RCPCH College Tutor at Hull University Teaching Hospitals. I am also a EPALS course instructor.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vishal Mehta at Spire include:
Neurological problems: Epilepsy, faints and funny turns, movement disorder, headache/migraine, developmental problems/delay, delayed walking, cerebral palsy, tics and tourette's, muscle pain, leg pains, abnormal gait, toe walking and sleep difficultly.
General paediatric problems including neck lump, cough, asthma, eczema, skin rash, abdominal pain, constipation, bed wetting, back pain, common respiratory and bowel problems, childhood infections and blood disorders, heart murmurs, chest pain, palpitation and dizziness.
Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
FRCPCH / Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (FRCPCH) / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (FRCPCH)
Consultant Paediatrician, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
I have a keen interest in sport and regularly play cricket and badminton. I enjoy travelling, cycling and walking around the Yorkshire countryside. I have one son who is in senior school and a wife who works as a training assistant at Haxby Group of Training.