The paediatric gastroenterology department at the Batra Hospital provides consultations and treatments for children with a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. The hospital has a dedicated multidisciplinary feeding clinic for children of all ages who experience difficulties with feeding and nutrition.
Gastroenterological disorders include
- Acute Liver Failure
- Child constipation
- Chronic liver disease
- Coeliac disease
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
- Neonatal Cholestasis
- Recurrent abdominal pain
- Upper GI endoscopy – a test to look at the oesophagus, stomach and the first part of the intestine.
- Ileo-colonoscopy – a test to look at the bowel and colon.
- Polypectomy – removal of benign growths usually from the colon.
- Oesophageal Dilatation – a technique used to stretch or open a blocked portion of the oesophagus.
- Endoscopic anti-reflux procedures – these can be used instead of surgery to help with reflux.
- Video-fluoroscopy – an X-ray that looks at the way swallowing works.
- Abdominal ultrasound – a scan to look at structures such as the pancreas, the gall bladder, the kidneys and liver.
- CT and MRI scans – scans to look at the bowel, liver and pancreas.
- Barium swallows and meals – a less commonly used procedure now to look at the bowel, but still offered.