CONSTIPATION / SOILING / ANAL PAIN / Gastrointestinal / Colorectal dysfunction
GASTROINTESTINAL / COLORECTAL DYSFUNCTION
Constipation and associated problems of soiling and anal pain are very common in children although often underestimated. Occasionally this leads to a significant negative impact on a child’s ability to socialise, engage in school activities, develop and can ultimately continue on into adult life.
Occasionally there is an underlying surgical cause for these problems, but most commonly there are multi-factorial elements that need to be addressed.
I can assess children with severe intractable constipation to rule out an underlying physical cause and provide a range of interventions including Botox injection to the anal sphincter and the MACE procedure in carefully selected cases.
My aim is to listen to children and families, to understand what the problem is and to agree on the best possible care including surgery when appropriate, in a safe and child centred environment.
As a paediatric surgeon I provide consultations, management and surgery for a wide range of conditions.
Information to help yoiu prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure.
To arrange an appointment with GC Paediatric Surgery please contact,
Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 18, 1st Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital
14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215
Medical Centre - John Flynn Private Hospital
Suite 602, Level 6, 42 Inland Drive
Tugun Qld 4224
P. 07 5594 9496 F. 07 5594 9102 | Send an email to Dr Thompson
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