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Gastroenterology and nutrition (children)

We are one of the few hospitals in London to provide a gastroenterology service for children. Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience in caring for children with stomach problems and we treat a wide range of conditions.

What we do

We are one of the few hospitals in London to provide a specialist gastroenterology service for children. Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience in caring for children with stomach problems and we treat a wide range of conditions including:

  • Intestinal failure (when a portion of the small intestine is not present or does not function normally) resulting in the need for long term intravenous nutrition 
  • Motility disorders (abnormal intestinal contractions)
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Allergic oesophagitis (allergic condition of the oesophagus)
  • Coeliac disease 

We carry out a variety of different diagnostic investigations and procedures including endoscopies (gastroscopy and colonoscopy), speech and language assessments, hydrogen breath tests, tube weaning, video fluoroscopy, and PH and impedance studies (to check for acid and non-acid reflux). We also run several weekly and monthly clinics for general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, motility and intestinal failure. We work closely with our paediatric surgical colleagues offering joint management of complex gastrointestinal disorders and, together, provide a therapeutic endoscopy service. 

Our team

We have five consultant members of the team at Chelsea and Westminster—Dr Jenny Epstein, Dr John Fell, Dr Warren Hyer, Dr Krishna Soondrum and Dr Anthi Thangarajah—supported by two clinical nurse specialists, Danielle Ellis and Lisa Davey, our specialist dietetic team led by Jackie Falconer, speech and language therapy team led by Analou Sugar, and hospital psychology and pharmacy teams.

At West Middlesex, our leads are Dr Anne Davies and Dr Grace Audu, supported by the hospital specialist dietician team, speech and language team and hospital paediatric psychology team. 

Contact

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

We work across the hospital as needed, including:

  • Children’s Outpatients, 1st Floor, Lift Bank D
  • Jupiter Ward, 4th Floor, Lift Bank C
  • Mercury Ward, 1st Floor, Lift Bank C
  • Saturn Ward, 1st Floor, Lift Bank B

T: 020 3315 8628

West Middlesex University Hospital

Children’s Outpatients
3rd Floor

T: 020 8321 5365/5366/6164

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