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Explanations of the specialist services of the departments
Hepatology (Liver conditions)
Complex Nutrition conditions
Specialised investigations (tests) and treatments/procedures:
Our department provides specialist care for children and teenagers with diseases of the digestive system. We provide diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gut, which can affect one or many parts of the gastrointestinal tract.
The Department provides a number of specialised services that are described below. You may be referred to be seen in the clinic, or be admitted to hospital for a specialised test or treatment.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Insertion (initial PEG insertion) – Using endoscopy to guide, and opening is made from the skin directly into the stomach, into which a tube is placed that provides semi-permanent access for nutrition or medication
By: Prof Winita Hardikar, Dr Mark Safe, Di Simpson June2019
Updated October 2020.