Pediatric Gastroenterology

The department of Paediatric Gastroenterology offers a comprehensive service for children with gastrointestinal diseases, liver and pancreatic disorders and nutritional issues.

Services provided include

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Foreign body removal
  • Polypectomy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement
  • Management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding

    Investigations include

  • Blood and stool tests
  • Urea breath test (helicobacter pylori detection|)
  • Hydrogen breath tests for lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Esophageal pH impedance monitoring
  • Colonic transit studies
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Anorectal manometry
  • MR Enterography
  • Liver biopsy

    Conditions treated include

  • Chronic constipation
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  • Helicobacter gastritis
  • Celiac disease and other enteropathies
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
  • Food intolerances
  • Allergic gastrointestinal diseases
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disorders including autoimmune liver disease
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Nutritional problems including failure to thrive
  • Feeding issues.

At Saudi German Hospital, our team of highly qualified doctors treat a wide variety of digestive disorders in children.
What are the Gastroenterology Problems in children?
Chronic conditions like stomach disorders, intestinal blockages, meningitis, appendicitis, and other problems affecting the liver, pancreas gallbladder. Often in such conditions, children might get a viral infection, loose motions, diarrhea, or dysentery.
What problems do we diagnose and treat?
Pediatric problems that we diagnose and treat includes:

Gut Infections
Liver and Pancreatic disorders
Peptic Ulcers
Sucrose Intolerance
Infant Colic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Lactose Intolerance
Stomach or Digestive Disorders
Giardia (inflammation of the intestines)
Gastro-esophageal reflux

How does Saudi German Hospital Diagnose Gastroenterology Problems in Children?
Our competent team of Gastroenterologists uses the foreign and latest techniques to diagnose gastroenterology problems in children. Our diagnosis includes blood tests, urine/faeces tests, breath tests, In some cases we might go for endoscopy and biopsy to diagnose the root cause. Through our treatment, we make sure to keep the child calm and relaxed. Our doctors and nursing staff makes sure to sooth the child through the whole process.

How are Gastroenterology Problems treated at Saudi German Hospital?
We at Saudi German Hospital offer a wide-range of treatments which are suitable and child-friendly. Our team of doctors at SGH treat the GI problems in children according to the modern research and treatments of International Standards. The treatments for Gastroenterology Problems in children include:
Ileo-Colonoscopy (the process of endoscopy)
CT and MRI Scans- imaging tests to examine the bowel, liver, and pancreas
Enterostomy (the use of an endoscopy to examine the small bowel)
Polypectomy (the removal of polyps from the inside of the colon)
Esophageal Dilatation
Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (a small pill that contains a camera which takes pictures of the digestive system)
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
If you wish to know more about Gastroenterology Services, feel free to contact us at anytime. Our team of Gastroenterologist Doctors are available for your convenience, and you can always visit them for a consultation regarding your child’s health problems.

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