Undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees are able to participate in in-depth learning by attending Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition clinics. The specialized clinics within the division give medical trainees exposure to unique focal areas of clinical care and research.
Inpatient Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a consulting service and also provides direct inpatient care working with residents and medical students assigned to individual units.
The division members see approximately 80 to 100 patients per week in several half-day clinics - about 3,500 patient visits per year. Clinics include:
- Post-liver transplant - sees patients following their liver transplantation
- Eosionophilic Esophagitis - follows over 200 patients with this specific esophageal disorder
- Cystic Fibrosis –every second Wednesday in a combined clinic with respirology
- Follow-up of patients with repaired tracheoesophageal fistula. This will occur either in the general chest clinic or in collaboration in the gastroenterology clinic
Clinical Problems and Diseases Evaluated and Followed
Clinical visits comprise the full spectrum of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional diseases. These include children with:
- Luminal mucosal disease of all ages manifested as malabsorption, inflammation or dysfunction
- Exocrine pancreatic disease
- Recurrent pancreatitis and foregut disorders
- Diseases related to the small intestinal tract and colon
- Diseases related to the liver
- Disease related to pancreas
There are a number of liver diseases and disorders evaluated and followed, including those with cholestatic problems such as biliary tract disorders and those children with viral and other causes of hepatitis and children with primary or secondary cause for nutrition disorders.