Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit
The Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit at Sheba Medical Center offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for children and teenagers with diseases of the digestive system or liver. Inpatient and outpatient services are provided. The types of gastrointestinal conditions and symptoms that present in children can be dramatically different from those that occur in adults, and experienced specialists comprise the team of this specialized unit. Multidisciplinary experts, including surgeons, radiologists, and nutritionists collaborate with pediatric gastroenterologists to custom-design treatment programs for every patient. Our department is also actively involved in many clinical research trials in Israel and around the world.
The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital
The Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit is located within the modern outpatient wing of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive facility at Sheba Medical Center dedicated entirely to children and their families. In this state-of-the-art hospital, we provide professional medical services within a cheerful, comfortable environment designed with kids in mind.
Other departments in the Safra Children’s Hospital include:
What conditions do we treat?
Our Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit treats children with a wide range of digestive conditions, including problems such as the following:
What treatments do we offer?
- Gastroscopy – Endoscopy of the Upper Digestive Tract
- Capsule endoscopy
- Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy – Endoscopy of the lower part of the large bowel or the entire colon
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Hydrogen Breath Tests – are used for evaluation of Carbohydrates Malabsorption as well as small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
- Manometry of the Rectum and the Esophagus
- Electrogastrography – a diagnostic procedure aimed to detect Gastroduodenal Motility disorders
- Esophageal dilatation
- Esophageal pH monitoring
Holistic Healthcare for Children
Children are not simply miniature adults, and they require specialized medical care to address unique needs. At Sheba, pediatric specialists focus on your child’s overall health and quality of life. This forms the foundation of every treatment program that we custom-design for our young patients with a gastrointestinal problem. In addition to our team of highly qualified, compassionate doctors, a diverse range of healthcare professionals, such as psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, and nutritionists collaborate to support your child’s healing. Every service from A-Z is offered comfortably on our all-inclusive hospital campus.