The gastro-intestinal area of children is the most sensitive part of the body. Pediatric gastroenterology deals with digestive, liver or nutritional problems in children. The treatment for these disorders involves biopsies or examination of the digestive tract using special instruments such as endoscopes. A pediatric gastroenterologist may treat diseases like:
- Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Short bowel syndrome
- Problems of the gastric tract.
- Acute diarrhoea
- Persistent vomiting
- Chronic constipation
- Pancreatic insufficiency
How will a doctor ascertain the condition of a child?
You may consult a doctor in an OPD where he will talk to the child and parents to learn more about the symptoms and problems a child may be facing. On the basis of physical examination and cross-examination, the doctor may suggest certain tests or scans. After proper diagnosis, a patient is prescribed medicine or a surgery on the basis of the ailment.