PAEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

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
  • Giardia
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Neonatal Cholestasis
  • Recurrent abdominal pain


Treatments offered:

  • 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.