As parents, we understand our children and their needs better than anyone. We trust our instincts to discern between their emotional needs and a genuine complaint that might warrant further investigation.

If your child has a poor appetite, diarrhoea, constipation or regularly tells you their tummy hurts, or they seem to have low energy but are otherwise healthy, a paediatric gastroenterologist can explore these issues to discover why. Many gastro-related issues are temporary, but some can be a sign of more serious health problems that require treatment.

Dr Emma McIntyre has been working as a paediatric gastroenterologist for 20 years and understands the importance of providing child and family-focused care. She is equally experienced in treating both short-term gastrointestinal issues and more chronic conditions requiring life-long management, and understands the impact they can have on a child’s growth and development, as well as their later adult life.
Through careful treatment strategies, and a multi-disciplinary approach, her focus is on high-quality care in the short-term and enhanced outcomes in the long-term. Dr McIntyre’s clinic facilities and staff are child-friendly, providing a full range of paediatric gastroenterology services including outpatient consultations and inpatient care, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and insertion of feeding tubes.

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Dr Emma McIntyre

Dr Emma McIntyre – As a mother of three herself, Emma understands the worry that a sick child brings. Her experience in dealing with babies through to teens helps her put children and families at ease. Providing high quality paediatric gastroenterology care – from consultation to diagnosis, technical procedures under anaesthetic, and holistic treatment solutions – her focus is on producing the best outcomes for her patients.

Promoting good health in our children

“Working closely with children and their families, it’s immensely satisfying to be able to make a difference to their lives by managing their medical conditions with care and compassion.”

Dr Emma McIntyre