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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Outpatient clinics

Below is an outline of the various clinics and type of patients that are seen. For referrals to one of the following clinics - Enteral Feeding, Gastroenterology, Liver or Nutrition, please click here for the on-line referral form or complete the pdf version and fax it to 416-813-8124.

For referrals to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, please fax the referral form to Respiratory Medicine at 416-813-5109.

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Name of Physician

Type of Clinic

Type of Patients Seen

Durie, Peter

General Gastroenterology (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of gastrointestinal disease. There is a special interest in patients with diseases of the pancreas (e.g. Shwachman Diamond, acute and chronic pancreatitis, etc.).

Cystic Fibrosis (weekly)

Consultation clinic held within the CF Clinic. Alternates weekly between SickKids and St. Michael’s Hospital. Evaluation of CF patients with nutritional, pancreatic gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders.

Griffiths, Anne

General Gastroenterology (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of gastrointestinal disease. There is a special interest in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (alternative weeks)

Follow-up of children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.)

Jones, Nicola

Post Transplant (weekly)

Follow-up of paediatric liver and small bowel transplant recipients. Consultation of potential liver and small bowel transplant candidates.

Ling, Simon

Hepatology (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of hepatobiliary disease.

General Gastroenterology (Weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of gastrointestinal disease.

Marcon, Peggy

General Gastroenterology (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of gastrointestinal disease. There is a special interest in children with swallowing or gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Dysphagia (bi-weekly)

A multidisciplinary clinic that sees infants, children and adolescents with medically based swallowing problems.

Ng, Vicky

General Gastroenterology/Liver (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary disease. There is a special interest in children with transplantation problems.

Post Transplant (weekly)

Follow-up of paediatric liver and small bowel transplant recipients. Consultation of potential liver and small bowel transplant candidates.

Pencharz, Paul

General Clinical Nutrition/ Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of nutritional problems related to failure to thrive/ obesity/ neuromuscular handicap patients /short-gut/intestinal failure. Children in the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program are also seen.

Cystic Fibrosis (weekly)

Consultation clinic held within the CF Clinic. Alternates weekly between SickKids and St. Michael’s Hospital. Evaluation of CF patients with nutritional, pancreatic gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders.

Sherman, Philip

General Gastroenterology (weekly)

Zachos, Mary

General Gastroenterology (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary disease. There is a special interest in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (bi-weekly)

Follow-up of children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.)

Zlotkin, Stan

General Clinical Nutrition (weekly)

Consultation clinic assessing patients with symptoms and diagnostic test results suggestive of nutritional problems related to failure to thrive/ obesity/ neuromuscular handicap patients /short-gut/intestinal failure.

Home Parental Nutrition (4 x/year)

Children in the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program are also seen.

Enterostomy Program
(G-tube clinics)

Enteral Feeding Clinic (weekly)

Children are assessed approximately eight weeks post enterostomy tube insertion. Problems related to feeding intolerance, and skin/stoma issues are addressed. Nutrition assessment is provided in collaboration with a clinical dietician and nurse practitioner. Insertion of low-profile gastrostomy tubes may be done in clinic eight weeks post initial tube insertion.

Pre-op G-Tube Clinic (weekly)

Patients who are referred for enterostomy insertion by outside pediatricians are assessed in clinic by a CNS/NP and paediatrician. Patient history is reviewed to determine if enterostomy placement is clinically indicated. Parents are given information about enteral feeding, and method of tube placement in the Image Guided Therapy Department.

Pre-op Teaching Class (weekly)

Education is provided to families/caregivers of children undergoing enterostomy tube insertion. Parents are given instruction on general care of the tube and stoma, as well as information about the method of tube insertion in the Image Guided Therapy Department.