A paediatric gastroenterologist specializes in identifying and treating digestive tract problems in young patients. He or she possesses expert knowledge of digestive disorders as well as the unique developmental issues that face some infants and children.
If your child has a digestive system, liver, or nutritional problem, a paediatric gastroenterologist has the expertise to treat your child. Digestive, liver, and nutritional problems in children often are quite different from those seen in adults. Specialized training and experience in paediatric gastroenterology are important.
Paediatric/pediatric gastroenterologists treat children from the newborn period through the teen years. They choose to make paediatric care the core of their medical practice, which provides extensive experience specifically in the care of infants, children, and teens.
Paediatric/pediatric gastroenterologists normally provide treatment for bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, lactose intolerance, food allergies or intolerances, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, chronic or severe diarrhoea, etc.