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Welcome to our Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic in Dubai at Emirates Hospitals Group, dedicated to providing specialized care for children with digestive system disorders. Pediatric Gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine focusing on diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system, liver, and pancreas in children, spanning from infancy to adolescence, up to the age of 18.

Our Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic, led by expert Pediatric gastroenterologists, specializes in diagnosing and treating digestive system disorders in children from infancy through adolescence. We offer a wide range of pediatric gastrointestinal procedures, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions such as endoscopy to visualize and treat conditions like reflux, ulcers, or polyps. Our clinic provides comprehensive services aimed at accurately diagnosing, effectively treating, and managing various gastrointestinal conditions in children, ensuring personalized care and optimal health outcomes.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic

Procedures Offered at our Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic

Our Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic provides advanced procedures tailored to children’s needs, including:

  • Endoscopic Procedures: Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.
  • Biopsy: Tissue sampling for accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Motility Studies: Evaluating movement and function of the digestive tract.
  • Nutritional Assessments: Comprehensive evaluations and management of nutritional disorders.
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Treatment plans customized to manage gastrointestinal conditions effectively.

Common Gastrointestinal Surgeries for Children

  • Appendectomy: Removal of the appendix due to appendicitis.
  • Hernia Repair: Correction of inguinal or umbilical hernias.
  • Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) Placement: Insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach.
  • Treatment of Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders: Surgeries to manage conditions affecting digestion or nutrient absorption.
  • Surgical Biopsy: Removal of tissue samples for diagnosis.
  • Colectomy: Removal of part or all of the colon, often for inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Liver Transplantation: Transplant surgery for end-stage liver disease or metabolic disorders.

Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Children may exhibit various symptoms indicating gastrointestinal issues, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistent diarrhea or constipation
  • Recurrent vomiting
  • Blood in stool
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Poor weight gain or growth

Diagnosis of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders

Diagnosing pediatric gastrointestinal disorders involves thorough evaluations and specialized tests, including:

  • Clinical History: Detailed assessment of symptoms and medical history.
  • Physical Examination: Comprehensive examination focusing on abdominal health.
  • Laboratory Tests: Blood, stool, and urine tests to detect infections or other abnormalities.
  • Imaging Studies: X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI for visualizing digestive organs.
  • Endoscopic Procedures: Direct visualization and biopsy to diagnose and treat conditions.

Recovery Process

Recovery from pediatric gastrointestinal disorders varies based on the condition and treatment approach. It may involve:

  • Medication: Prescribed to manage symptoms or treat underlying causes.
  • Dietary Modifications: Recommendations for special diets or nutritional supplements.
  • Follow-up Care: Regular visits to monitor progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.
  • Patient Education: Guidance for families on managing the child’s condition at home.

Why Choose our Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic?

Emirates Hospitals Group is renowned for its excellence in pediatric care, with the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic recognized as one of the best in Dubai. Our team of pediatric gastroenterologists is committed to delivering compassionate care and achieving optimal outcomes for every child. We combine advanced technology, expertise, and a child-friendly environment to ensure the highest standard of care for our young patients.

Experience the exceptional care provided by the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic at Emirates Hospitals Group. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive expert care for your child’s gastrointestinal health.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Emirates Hospitals Group, treatment for gastroenterology involves a comprehensive approach tailored to each child’s specific condition. Our expert Pediatric gastroenterologists utilize advanced diagnostic techniques and therapies to manage a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders in children. Treatment options include medications, dietary adjustments, lifestyle counseling, and minimally invasive procedures to promote digestive health and overall well-being.

GI in pediatrics at Emirates Hospitals Group refers to our specialized care for children’s gastrointestinal health. We focus on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas. Our dedicated team of Pediatric gastroenterologists provides compassionate, family-centered care using state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based practices to ensure the best outcomes for our young patients.

The most common gastrointestinal disease treated at Emirates Hospitals Group’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Our specialists are experienced in diagnosing and managing GERD and other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disorders, offering personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s needs.

A GI endoscopy for a child at Emirates Hospitals Group involves a minimally invasive procedure to examine and treat digestive tract conditions. With the use of advanced endoscopic technology, our Pediatric gastroenterologists perform procedures such as upper endoscopy (gastroscopy) and colonoscopy to diagnose issues like reflux, ulcers, polyps, or gastrointestinal bleeding. Sedation or anesthesia ensures comfort and safety for our young patients during the procedure.

During a gastroscopy at Emirates Hospitals Group, our team ensures the child’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Sedation or anesthesia is administered to relax the child and minimize any discomfort. The endoscope is carefully inserted through the mouth and gently guided down the throat into the stomach, allowing our Pediatric gastroenterologists to visualize the gastrointestinal lining, obtain biopsies if needed, and address any abnormalities effectively.

Last update date: 10-07-2024

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