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Department of Gastroenterology

The Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital runs outpatient clinics which focus on management of liver, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders.

We manage liver disorders include neonatal cholestasis – biliary atresia, metabolic liver diseases like glycogen storage disorder, Wilsons disease, autoimmune hepatitis, bile acid transport defects, and fatty liver disease.

Gastroenterological problems seen in children include chronic abdominal pain, chronic constipation, feeding problems, vomiting, chronic diarrhea – lactose intolerance, cow’s milk protein allergy, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease or IBD and pancreatic problems.

Nutritional disorders dealt by the department include failure to thrive, anorexia, malabsorption as well as obesity.

With the availability of pediatric endoscopes, endoscopy in children including young infants and even newborns is a reality. Over 3000 endoscopic procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, have been performed here. The hospital boasts of a 24 hr endoscopy facility to help deal with emergencies like upper GI bleed, LGI bleed or swallowed foreign objects like button batteries and open safety pins. We also perform complex procedures like balloon dilations for corrosive esophageal strictures, variceal band ligation and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies – PEG.

The department is supported by excellent gastro lab services available in the hospital. The department has close ties with the department of pediatric surgery, emergency and intensive care units, consultant pediatricians and other specialists in the hospital emphasizing the importance of team work which is needed for a successful outcome.

 

CONSULTANTS

Dr VS SANKARANARAYANAN HOD & Visiting Senior Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist Hepatologist

Dr MALATHI SATHIYASEKARAN Visiting Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

Dr SRINIVAS S Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

Dr NIRMALA NATARAJAN Visiting Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

Dr NARESH SHANMUGAM Visiting Consultant Hepatologist