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Welcome to Child liver care

Welcome to a new upcoming super specialty  “Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatology”. Understanding the fact that spectrum of liver and intestinal disease in children is entirely different, few centre’s abroad provide this exclusive training in such a super specialty. With the initiation of paediatric liver transplant program at Global hospital, Chennai, I have Joined as Senior Consultant, to develop and contribute to “Paediatric Hepatology” subspecialty in India.

This website is developed to share information and will help patients and doctors in better understating of current concepts of diagnosis and management of various gastrointestestinal, liver and nutritional disorders in children. This site will deal exclusively with liver, GI and nutritional problems of babies, children and adolescents up to the age of 18, any queries regarding adults will be dealt by highly qualified adult hepatologisit, Dr. Olithselvan.

We provides work up and comprehensive management of complex paediatric liver diseases, managed by team of paediatric Liver Transplant Surgeons, paediatric hepatologist & transplant physician and intensivist

Paediatric liver disease

  • Medical and surgical management of neonatal/ infantile jaundice.
  • Acute liver failure and viral hepatitis in children and infants
  • Chronic liver diseases in children including shunt procedures
  • Dietetic and surgical (Auxiliary liver transplant) management for various metabolic disorders
  • Chemotherapy and resection of childhood liver tumours
  • Medical and surgical management liver vascular malformations
  • Paediatric liver intensive care unit to manage acute liver failure and post liver transplant children
  • Live related and cadaveric liver transplantation
  • ERCP and intervention for various hepatopancreato biliary problems including pancreatic trauma

Paediatric gastrointestinal disease

  • Recurrent abdominal pain, chronic diarrhoea, inflammatory bowel disease, failure to thrive etc
  • Intestinal failure due to surgical or functional gastrointestinal disorders
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • pH study for reflux disorders
  • Oesophageal and rectal manometery for motility disorders (gastro- oesophageal reflux/ constipation)

Nutritional support

  • Nutritional assessment and management of children with liver disease, and various metabolic disorders.
  • Parenteral and enteral nutritional support for various GI disorders such as intestinal failure, chronic diarrhoea, inflammatory bowel disease etc.
  • NG, NJ, PEG placement for feeding.

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  • Paediatric liver transplantation
  • Metabolic services
  • Nutritional Services
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Endosonography
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