As an experienced paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr Ong’s clinical expertise is in treating children and adolescents with various gastrointestinal, liver and nutrition conditions. At our clinic, we will provide a comprehensive review of your child’s condition and recommend appropriate treatment and investigations.
- Abdominal Pain or Discomfort
- Gastric Pain: Helicobacter Pylori Infection
- Blood in the Stools
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies
- Celiac Disease
- Cow’s Milk Allergy
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Poor Growth & Nutrition
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Liver Conditions
Fatty Liver disease in children and adolescents
Fatty liver disease occurs when fat builds up in the liver. Although more common in adults, this condition also affects children and adolescents particularly those who are overweight. Fatty liver may result in hardening of the liver.
The diagnosis is normally made from blood test, specialised scan of the liver and occasionally a liver biopsy. It is important that children or adolescents with fatty liver are followed up regularly by paediatric liver specialists to monitor the liver condition. Medications may also be prescribed to reduce the inflammation and damage caused by fat deposits in the liver.
Got more questions? Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Christina Ong.