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Introduction of Pediatric Gastroenterology Division

Pediatric gastroenterology division is the diagnosis and treatment center for children's digestive diseases, especially for difficult and critical diseases in western China. It is a member unit in gastroenterology group of Chinese Medical Association, and also is the leader team of Sichuan Medical Association in gastroenterology group. It has 51 beds , with a well equipped digestive endoscopy center and a digestive function examination room. The division has a team of 5 chief or associate chief physicians, 3 attending doctors, and 12 nurses, one doctoral supervisor and two master supervisors.

We have developed a series of mature scheme and standardized programs for diagnosis and treatment of children's digestive diseases, especially for complicated cases, rare digestive diseases and critical malnutrition, with abundant clinical experience and systemic management. In addition,  we actively participate in projects of clinical trials, basic research and teaching task, and have achieved a series of accomplishments.

The gastrointestinal endoscopy center of the division is the largest and earliest endoscopic institution for children in Sichuan Province, which stands on leading position for the diagnosis and treatment of children’s digestive diseases. The center boasts for its patient volume and leading technology in southwest China. The endoscopic techniques that we provide for children and newborns include local anaesthetic gastroscope, painless general anesthesia gastroscope and colonoscopy, endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic dilatation and stent placement of esophageal stricture, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy catheterization, endoscopic polypectomy, gastrointestinal foreign body extraction, endoscopic reduction of gastric volvulus, transnasal intestinal tube placement through gastroscope, capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy. At the same time, the digestive function room of the division has carried out C13 breath test for Hp detection, gastrointestinal electrogram, anorectal manometry, and 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring.