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The paediatric gastroenterology service at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust provides care for children and adolescents with the full range of gastrointestinal disorders. Patients are referred by General Practitioners and there are many tertiary gastroenterology referrals from the South West Thames region.
We have many patients with paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and there has been active participation in a number of national (& international) IBD studies. Patient data are entered into the UK IBD audit including the biological therapy audit.
The unit has outreach gastroenterology clinics at East Surrey and Crawley hospitals.
There are a significant number of patients with intestinal failure some of whom receive parenteral nutrition at home. These patients are entered into the British Intestinal Failure Study (BIFS).
There are multidisciplinary gastroenterology and nutrition ward rounds at St George’s Hospital twice a week with paediatric gastroenterology dietician and pharmacists.
There are 2 x weekly endoscopy lists with paediatric anaesthetists and in child friendly settings.
What we offer:
- 4 specialist paediatric gastroenterology clinics per week, Dragon Children’s Centre
- 1 multidisciplinary complex constipation clinic per month, Dragon Children’s Centre
- Monthly nurse-run clinic for the administration of biologic therapy for patients with IBD
- 3 -4 multidisciplinary IBD transition clinics per year for the transition of IBD patients to the adult service held jointly with Dr Richard Pollok, Consultant in Adult Gastroenterology
For urgent GI advice contact Dr Paul, Dr Mitton via hospital switchboard 0208 672 1255
Dr Thankam Paul - Consultant Gastroenterologist
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Patients are generally referred by their GPs and we also receive and cater for many tertiary gastroenterology referrals from the South West Thames region.
GPs and other referring healthcare professionals can refer directly by letter, fax or through Choose & Book.