Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplantation
The Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Transplantation department sees paediatric patients from birth through 18 years of age. It provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders.
This speciality deals with problems of the stomach and intestines of children. It is not uncommon for newborn babies and children to have tummy pain. Most of the time, it subsides by itself and is harmless. But sometimes, it can be due to serious conditions such as gallstones, intussusception, appendicitis etc. Children’s gastrointestinal problems include diarrhoea, vomiting, Constipation, etc. Paediatric gastro specialists at Rela Hospital are specially trained To look after children’s gastrointestinal problems.
How to book an appointment for endoscopy?
For all children with upper GI, endoscopy and colonoscopy are done under sedation. The patient should come empty stomach overnight or as advised by the doctor. Usually, the anaesthetist checks the patient before taking them into the endoscopy suite. Patients who come for colonoscopy should have taken black stative a couple of days before procedure day for having loose, watery stools. This is quite essential to view the inside of the intestine.
This speciality deals with liver disorders in children. In contrast to the popular belief that liver disease is not common in children, liver disease can affect children, even newborn babies. Jaundice is a common manifestation of liver disease in children. Jaundice due to viral hepatitis is a self-limiting condition which gets better within a few days. Progressive jaundice persistent for more than 5 days should be investigated as sometimes it is associated with serious disease. We have world-class paediatric liver specialists in rela hospital who can diagnose the underline problem and provide treatment solutions.
Liver disease can be of sudden onset called “acute liver failure”, where the child requires emergency intensive care treatment and sometimes liver transplantation, without which the child might not survive. Most of the time, liver disease is slowly progressive, called “ Chronic liver disease”, which requires investigation and special treatment. We have world-class Paediatric liver specialists at Rela hospital who can diagnose the underline problem and provide treatment solutions.
Paediatric liver transplantation
Paediatric liver transplant programme at Rela Hospital is one of the world’s largest children’s liver transplant programs. With more than 100 Paediatric liver transplants per year in 2022, it has evolved as the largest Paediatric liver transplant programme in the world.
Why choose Rela Hospital For Paediatric liver transplantation
Children are not little adults; their anatomy, Physiology and requirements vary significantly. With this in mind, the visionary founder and chairman, Prof Mohamed Rela, set up an exclusive multidisciplinary team of Paediatric hepatologists, a paediatric intensivists and anaesthetists who can deal with children’s liver problems. Prof Mohamed Rela is well known for his expertise in Paediatric liver transplantation, with over 1000 Paediatric transplants performed by him. He has devised new surgical techniques to overcome the practical problems that happen during Paediatric liver transplantation. Due to this, liver transplantation is possible even in very small infants ( # Sivansh from Nepal).
We offer liver transplants for various types of liver disease. Some liver diseases are associated with liver cirrhosis, while some of the disorders, particularly metabolic , Where the liver can look normal. Apart from liver transplantation, the team provides hepatobiliary surgery for children.
Conditions that require hepatobiliary surgery in children
Biliary atresia ( Kasai portoenterostomy )
Gall stones (cholecystectomy)
Choledochal cyst ( Hepaticojejunostomy)
Chronic pancreatitis ( pancreaticojejunostomy )
acute pancreatitis with pancreatic divisum ( hepaticojejunostomy)
Liver tumours limited to lobes( liver resection)
Conditions that require liver transplant
Acute Liver Failure
Cirrhosis And End Stage Liver Disease
Metabolic Liver Diseases
genetic disorders affecting the liver: congenital hepatic fibrosis
Liver Tumours- Involving whole liver
Vascular Problems Of Liver Such As Butchari Syndrome
Endoscopy is a daycare procedure where the patient has to be admitted in the morning and would be discharged in the evening. Usually, the doctor who has examined the child and has requested the investigation