Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Pediatric gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with digestive system and liver-related issues observed in children.
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Pediatric gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with digestive system and liver-related issues observed in children. This specialty deals with diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases related to organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

Pediatric gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that examines and treats digestive system, liver and pancreas diseases of children between the ages of 0-18. Pediatric gastroenterology is a multifaceted and rapidly developing branch of medicine that plays an important role in the healthy growth and development of children. Pediatric gastroenterologists are generally doctors who specialize in pediatrics and focus on complex issues related to the digestive system.

Complaints Regarding the Field of Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialization:

At Liv Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic, diagnosis and treatment of the digestive system (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines), liver and biliary tract diseases are performed in all children and adolescents between the ages of 0-18.

In addition, special nutritional support is given to both healthy children and children with various chronic diseases that require nutritional support.

  • Chronic or recurrent abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea, bloody diarrhea
  • Inability to gain weight
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding (black colored stools, vomit that resembles coffee grounds)
  • Unexplained growth retardation
  • Anemia whose cause cannot be detected and is resistant to treatment
  • Fatty liver
  • Jaundice, high results on liver tests
  • Ingestion of foreign substances / drinking flammable substances
  • Diseases Regarding the Field of Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialization
  • Gastresophageal reflux (reflux)
  • Corrosive esophagitis
  • Gastritis (acute and chronic)
  • Gastritis due to the Helicobacter pylori microbe
  • Ulcer
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Chronic diarrhea and inability to grow
  • Celiac disease
  • Food and cow's milk allergy
  • Constipation
  • Blood in stool
  • Growth retardation and colitis (ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease)
  • Polyp
  • Jaundice and hepatitis (hepatitis b, c, d, e) autoimmune hepatitis
  • Wilson's disease
  • Biliary tract and gallbladder diseases
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Food allergies (cow's milk allergy)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Obesity
  • Nutritional support (disease-specific nutrition)

 

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Procedures Performed for the Diagnosis and Treatment at the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic:

 

  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Rectosigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic procedures regarding treatment
  • Endoscopic band ligation of varicose veins
  • Polypectomy
  • Dilation of esophageal stenosis
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Liver biopsy
  • 24-hour pH monitoring
  • 13C urea breath test