Pediatric Gastroenterology deals with the treatment of gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders. It also helps children with a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms including chronic abdominal pain, reflux, constipation, vomiting and nausea. Ankura has the best pediatric gastroenterologists in KPHB who are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care and state-of-the-art techniques in the evaluation and treatment process. We also offer individualized digestive healthcare for infants, children, and teenagers, so you don’t have to see your child struggle anymore.
Technology used at Ankura
The advanced technology at the pediatric gastroenterology department is performed under the supervision of medical experts so that your child is relaxed throughout the entire procedure. The equipments include:
- Diagnostic upper GI endoscopy & colonoscopy
- Endoscopic foreign body removal
- Endoscopic band ligation sclerotherapy
- Esophageal and pyloric stricture dilatation
- Colonoscopic polypectomy
Signs that your child needs Pediatric Gastroenterologist
We at Ankura are equipped with the latest and high-end NICUs, PICUs, 24×7 emergency and transport services to meticulously meet the needs of women and children.If your child has the following signs, visit our experts:
- Blood in stools: If you find blood in your child’s stools, it could be a sign of infection or an autoimmune disease which is usually termed as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Foul-smelling Stool: Infections from bacteria or viruses can cause inflammation in your intestine. In addition, greasy, foul stool can also be an indication of malabsorption, which could be a sign of cystic fibrosis.
- Blood in Vomit: The cause of your child’s vomiting could be as simple as food not sitting well, or could range to cyclic vomiting syndrome or acute pancreatitis. If vomiting lasts for more than 1-2 days or if the vomit is bloody or dark green, contact your child’s pediatrician.
Conditions treated at Ankura
- If your child has chronic pain in the abdomen and consistent constipation
- If your child is suffering from chronic diarrhea and vomiting
- If your kid has malabsorption and allergic (GI) diseases
- If it is an inflammatory bowel disease and GI bleed for your child
- If your child suffers from acute and chronic liver diseases
- If your child has acute and chronic pancreatitis
- If your child suffers from neonatal jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly
It is essential to find the best care when digestive problems interfere with your child’s daily life. Ankura offers individualized digestive healthcare for infants, children, and teenagers, so you don’t have to see your child struggle anymore! Visit us for more updates!
A pediatric gastroenterologist is qualified to treat your child if the child has a digestive, liver, or nutritional condition. Children’s digestive, hepatic, and nutritional disorders are different from the ones that adults have. Pediatric gastroenterology requires specialized training and experience.
- Gastrointestinal tract bleeding
- Lactose intolerance
- Food allergies or intolerances
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Short bowel syndrome
- Liver disease
- Acute or chronic abdominal pain
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic or severe diarrhea
- Pancreatic insufficiency, cystic fibrosis and pancreatitis
- Nutritional problems
- Feeding disorders
Colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy are two endoscopic procedures performed by paediatric gastroenterologists. Swallowing difficulty, bleeding, and other gastrointestinal concerns are also treated.
Constipation is a common occurrence in children, and it is the most prevalent cause of recurring abdominal pain. It’s easy to diagnose with a thorough medical history and examination, and it’s often successfully treated with dietary changes and, if necessary, medication.However in some gastrointestinal motility problems, such as Hirschsprung’s disease, it is usually short-lived. This condition can be severe, long-lasting, and difficult to treat. With medicine, these youngsters usually pass motion once per week to ten days.
Consuming gluten will harm your child’s intestines if he or she has celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease can cause anaemia, malabsorption, diarrhoea, and constipation, as well as T cell lymphoma of the small intestine if left untreated. It can be controlled by switching to a gluten-free diet. Siblings of children who have been diagnosed with celiac disease are also at risk of developing the disease and should be examined by the gastro specialist.
Colonoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor examines the last part of the intestine with a camera and light to determine the cause of diarrhoea, bleeding, and stomach pain in children. Depending on the child’s age, a colonoscopy might take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. The patient should fast for at least 6 hours before the procedure and can be discharged within 1-2 hours of the procedure’s completion.
Young children have a habit of putting everything in their mouth, and they have been known to eat items such as coins, toy batteries, small toy pieces, magnets, and potentially dangerous chemicals such as bleach and toilet cleaning. It can permanently harm the food pipe and stomach, thus we urge parents to take their children to the hospital right once for further evaluation. An upper endoscopy is done to remove the foreign bodies, and the child can be discharged the same day or in 1-3 days, depending on the extent of the damage to the stomach and intestines.
A PEG tube is a nutrition and fluid feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach. It is especially beneficial for children who are unable to achieve their nutritional needs through oral intake.
Failure to thrive refers to a child’s inability to achieve the desired weight and height for his or her age. This could be due to a lower calorie intake or an inability to absorb the nutrients consumed. In addition to a lower food intake, celiac disease, gut allergy illness, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, GERD, and impaired gut motility can all contribute to failure to thrive.
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