Paediatric Gastroenterology

Paediatric gastroenterology developed as a sub-specialty of paediatrics and gastroenterology. It is concerned with treating the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas of children from infancy until age eighteen. The principle diseases it is concerned with are acute diarrhea, persistent vomiting, gastritis, and problems with the development of the gastric tract. A paediatrician can provide treatment to many gastric diseases, but chronic diseases, related with the nutrition of the children, the pancreas or the liver needs to be treated by a specialist.

Wockhardt hospital’s doctors are dedicated to the management of diseases of the digestive and hepatobiliary systems in children. They offer expert care in both Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology.

FAQs

What kind of preparation is necessary for an endoscopy?

The preparation varies depending on your child’s health history and the procedure planned.  For endoscopic examination of the upper digestive tract, food and fluids are withheld for several hours before the procedure.  For endoscopic examinations of the colon, a special diet needs to be followed for several days in addition to the need for a thorough bowel prep to cleanse your child’s colon prior to the procedure.  As per doctor’s instruction, preparation needs to be done. 

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