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:
- Acute diarrhoea
- Chronic constipation
- Pancreatic insufficiency
- Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Short bowel syndrome
- Problems of the gastric tract.
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.