Pancreas Conditions

Gastroenterology Services

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.

Pancreas Conditions in Children

The pancreas is an organ that lies behind the stomach at the upper abdomen. The main function of the pancreas is to produce enzymes for the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed. Causes of acute pancreatitis include infection, gallstones, drugs, excessive alcohol, high lipids etc.

Patients with acute pancreatitis may experience fever, severe pain, nausea and vomiting. It is important to seek medical attention early for proper evaluation and treatment.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis occurs as a result of chronic ongoing inflammation of the pancreas. The causes of chronic pancreatitis include autoimmune conditions, genetic factors, anatomical problems with the bile ducts or pancreas etc. Complications such as diabetes, poor absorption of food substances and chronic abdominal pain may occur. Patients with chronic pancreatitis will need close follow-up.

Pancreas

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About Dr. Christina Ong

Senior Consultant
Paediatrician & Paediatric Gastroenterologist

“Dr Christina Ong is a senior consultant paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical expertise includes management of children with gastrointestinal conditions as well as performing endoscopic procedures. As an experienced paediatrician with more than 20 years clinical experience, she also specialises in treating children with general medical conditions”

Dr Christina Ong - Paediatrician & Gastroenterologist

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