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Gastroenterology is a branch of pediatrics that deals with the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive system and nutritional disorders of children and adolescents. The focus of the activity is the treatment and management of digestive disorders such as the gastroesophageal reflux, abdominal pain, obstipation and nutritional problems, in order to help patients and parents to cope with the disease and to improve the health and quality of life of their child. The conditions that are being treated include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Eating disorders/obesity/lack of progress in body weight
  • Diarrhea of non-infectious origin
  • Encopresis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux and reflux disease
  • Allergy and food intolerance
  • Hyperbilirubinaemia/jaundice
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ulcer disease
  • Malabsorption/malignancies
  • Allergic colitis
  • Celiac disease


  • Examination by a pediatric gastroenterologist
  • Tips for proper nutrition for children
  • Oral rehydration
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • 256-slice MSCT of the abdomen
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • 24-hour pH metrics for diagnosis of GER
  • Genetic testing for celiac disease
  • Nutrigenetics

Diagnostics and therapy

  • acute and repetitive abdominal pain
  • constipation in children
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • repeated vomiting
  • food allergy
  • chronic diarrhea and malabsorption (eg. celiac disease)
  • eating disorders (poor weight gain / obesity)
  • acute and chronic liver disease
  • intravenous/infusion therapy
  • intramuscular therapy

Tips for nutrition

  • Healthy children and older children
  • Children with eating disorders (malnutrition/obesity)
  • Children with food allergies
  • Children with specificity in the diet in some chronic diseases / conditions