ENDOSCOPY / Gastrointestinal / Colorectal Dysfunction
GASTROINTESTINAL / COLORECTAL DYSFUNCTION
The diagnosis and management of a number of upper gastrointestinal conditions such as gastro-oesophageal reflux, coeliac disease and eosinophilic oesophagitis can be greatly facilitated by the use of endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. Often these conditions will require longer-term management and review and I am happy to work in conjunction with your paediatricians.
We can liaise about further investigations and occasionally further surgery, for example fundoplication if appropriate.
Endoscopy of the large bowel (colonoscopy / flexible sigmoidoscopy) can provide useful information to look into causes of rectal bleeding in children. This may be due to a polyp or occasionally allergy. If there is concern of possible inflammatory bowel disease, an ileo-colonoscopy may be required and this would need to be performed by a paediatric gastroenterologist capable of performing this specialist investigation.
My aim is to listen to children and families, to understand what the problem is and to agree on the best possible care including surgery when appropriate, in a safe and child centred environment.
As a paediatric surgeon I provide consultations, management and surgery for a wide range of conditions.
Information to help yoiu prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure.
To arrange an appointment with GC Paediatric Surgery please contact,
Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 15, Ground Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital
14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215
Tweed Day Surgery Specialist Suites
Suite 4, 38-44 Boyd Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
P. 07 5530 0490 F. 07 5530 0687 | Send an email to Dr Thompson
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