Welcome to our practice! We are specialists taking care of children with liver, intestinal and pancreatic disease. We treat children from the newborn period to the age of 16.

Paediatric gastroenterologists generally provide treatment for the following:

  • Acute or chronic abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic or severe diarrhoea
  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Ingestion of foreign objects
  • Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Food allergies or intolerances including eosinophilic oesophagitis
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
  • Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity)
  • Feeding disorders
  • GIT manifestations of primary immunodeficiency’s

This list is not extensive, if you are not sure if your child would benefit from a consultation with us, please contact our rooms.

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PRACTICE

Both our doctors are certified in paediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, we limit our practice to pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology only. We completed our training together as follows:

  • Six years of undergraduate training (MBChB) at the University of the Free State.
  • Four years of specialization as paediatricians at the University of Pretoria completing both a master’s degree in Paediatrics - MMed(Paed) as well as a Fellowship of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa: FC Paed(SA).
  • Two years of additional training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the University of Pretoria completing the Sub-specialty Certificate in Gastroenterology of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa: Cert Gastroenterology (SA) Paed.

SERVICES & PROCEDURES

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A gastroscopy is a procedure that allows your paediatric gastroenterologist to view the inside of your child’s stomach

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Ph acid and impedance studies are tests that are performed in order to check pH levels in the body over an extended period of time

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Wireless capsule endoscopy is a procedure that is performed with the use of a video capsule, which is designed to be swallowed

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A liver biopsy is a procedure during which a very small sample of tissue is taken from the liver, so that it can be sent to a laboratory to be tested for disease

PATIENT INFORMATION

  • Our staff answers the telephone from 8:00 – 16:00.
  • Please limit phone calls to appointments and urgent matters only.
  • E-mail is the preferred communication for prescription refills, lab results and non-urgent matters. Please send your requests to admin.spesclip@mediclinicnetwork.com
  • We aim to respond to all e-mail correspondence in 48-72 hours.
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map marker Suite 111 Mediclinic Midstream, Cnr Midstream Drive & Midstream Hill Boulevard, Midstream Hill Estate, Olifantsfontein, 1692
tel number +27 (0)12 652 9441/2 Email admin.spesclip@mediclinicnetwork.com

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