Pediatric gastroenterology

This field deals with gastrointestinal diseases and liver diseases in childhood.

When and with what kind of complaints should you consult a pediatric gastroenterologist?

Most often, complaints of abdominal pain, disturbances in bowel movements (constipation, diarrhea, bloody stools), lack of growth and development, weight loss, vomiting and reflux, bloating, difficulty feeding, and loss of appetite are examined at Dr. Rose Private Hospital. In addition, our specialist is sought many times by patients with various food allergies (milk, eggs, soy, hazelnuts, etc.) and food intolerances (cow milk protein, lactose, fructose). Among pediatric gastroenterological diseases, gluten sensitivity (celiac disease), gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), childhood congenital and acquired liver diseases (Gilbert's syndrome, Wilson's disease, toxic and autoimmune diseases, etc.) are the most common. In childhood, diseases are often caused by malnutrition and increased mental stress, in addition to hereditary diseases.

What happens during a pediatric gastroenterological examination?

During the examination, laboratory tests (blood count, urine), serological tests for gluten sensitivity, food allergy screening, the hydrogen exhalation test (lactose, fructose), stool tests and abdominal ultrasound are the most common investigative methods, but in addition a full diagnostic palette is available at our institution. Naturally, the methods of treatment vary according to the diagnosis made, but always in addition to medication, lifestyle and up-to-date dietary advice and where necessary psychological guidance, are also provided.

How should you arrive for the examination?

We ask that you please bring your child's previous medical findings with you.