Welcome to our dedicated department of Paediatric Gastroenterology at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi, where we prioritise the delicate digestive systems of our youngest patients. Our mission is to provide compassionate care, cutting-edge treatments, and holistic support for children facing gastrointestinal issues, liver disorders and nutritional issues. With a team of experienced specialists, we offer a comprehensive approach tailored to each child's unique needs.

Paediatric gastroenterology investigates the intricate world of a child’s digestive system, encompassing a range of conditions from common ailments such as constipation and reflux to complex disorders such as Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and liver disorders. Our specialised expertise at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Abu Dhabi allows us to navigate these conditions, aiming not just for treatment but for improving the overall quality of life for our young patients.

Our Paediatric Gastroenterology Department at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Abu Dhabi recognises that children require specialised care that differs from adults. Our approach revolves around creating a comfortable, child-friendly environment that eases anxiety and encourages open communication between our team, the child, and their family.

Compassion forms the cornerstone of our practice. We understand that dealing with gastrointestinal issues can be distressing for both children and parents. Our team fosters a nurturing atmosphere, taking the time to listen attentively to concerns and explain treatment options in an accessible manner.

Our team comprises skilled paediatric gastroenterologists equipped with the latest knowledge and advancements in the field. From diagnostic procedures to innovative treatments, we ensure that our patients receive the most effective, evidence-based care available.

A wide range of gastrointestinal investigations are available including blood tests, stool tests and breath tests. Both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment including upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy are available.

Conditions that can be assessed and managed include:


Difficulty in passing stools, leading to infrequent or painful bowel movements.

Recurrent abdominal pain

Frequent episodes of abdominal discomfort or pain without an identified cause.

Recurrent vomiting

Persistent episodes of vomiting that may be due to various underlying factors.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR)

The backward flow of stomach contents into the oesophagus, causing heartburn or discomfort.


Chronic and severe form of GOR, often causing complications.

Vomiting blood (haematemesis)

Presence of blood in vomit, indicating potential bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Celiac disease

Autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten consumption, leading to damage in the small intestine.

Ingestion of foreign bodies

Accidental swallowing of objects or substances that may cause obstruction or injury in the gastrointestinal tract.


Frequent, loose, or watery stools, often caused by infections, dietary issues, or other conditions.

Blood in stools (melena)

Passage of dark, tarry stools due to bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Allergic bowel disorders

Conditions involving allergic reactions affecting the gastrointestinal system.

Inflammatory bowel disease

Chronic conditions causing inflammation in the digestive tract, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.


Yellowing of the skin and eyes due to excess bilirubin in the blood, often indicating liver or gallbladder issues.

Failure to thrive

Inadequate weight gain or growth in children, often linked to underlying health problems.

Feeding issues

Difficulties or challenges related to eating, swallowing, or maintaining adequate nutrition.

Endoscopic services offered include:

Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy

Procedures using a flexible tube with a camera to examine the upper digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum) or the colon.

Management of upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Intervention and treatment for bleeding issues in the digestive system.

Foreign body removal

Extraction of swallowed objects or substances causing obstruction or harm.

PEG insertion (insertion of a tube into stomach endoscopically)

Insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach through an endoscope, helpful for long-term nutritional support in cases where oral feeding is not possible or challenging.

These services are crucial for diagnosing, managing, and treating various gastrointestinal conditions and complications in children, ensuring proper care and intervention when needed.

If your child is experiencing digestive issues or requires specialised paediatric gastroenterology care, don't hesitate to reach out. Schedule an appointment with our caring team today and take the first step toward ensuring your child's digestive health.

At our Paediatric Gastroenterology Department in Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi, we are dedicated to providing expert paediatric gastroenterology care with a focus on your child's comfort and well-being.