We work in conjunction with a large team of paediatric sub-specialists, including:
Paediatric Cardiologists specialise in heart conditions in children and young people. The vast majority of these are 'heart defects', that is congenital conditions affecting the heart which are present from birth. Heart defects are generally either a defect in one of the walls (a 'hole in the heart') or conditions affecting the heart valves.
Paediatric Dermatologists specialise in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. This includes for example, skin conditions and infections including psoriasis, eczema and acne, and other skin conditions affecting babies and very young children such as skin rashes.
Developmental and Behavioural Specialists
Paediatric Developmental and Behavioural specialists specialise in conditions and disorders such as dyslexia, anxieties, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as other behavioural and developmental issues affecting children with other conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
Ear Nose Throat Specialists
Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat specialists specialise in conditions that affect the ears, nose and throat and the head and neck. In children the most common issues include acute ear infections, otitis media (glue ear), tonsillar hypertrophy and nasal blockages.
Paediatric Endocrinologists specialise in conditions and issues relating to hormones. Endocrinological conditions such as growth / puberty issues and diabetes are ones that commonly affect children and young adults.
Paediatric Gastroenterologists specialise in digestive problems affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastroenterological problems affecting children and young people include food allergies, nutritional and feeding disorders and bowel conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.
Paediatric Haematologists specialise in conditions affecting the blood. These include conditions such as haemophilia, sickle cell disease and other blood disorders such as iron deficiency.
Paediatric Nephrologists specialise in conditions affecting the kidneys and urinary tract. In children and young people this may include conditions such as kidney stones, kidney failure and inherited kidney diseases, as well as urinary tract infections and urine abnormalities.
Paediatric Neurologists specialise in conditions affecting the brain and nervous system. Conditions affecting children and young people in this area might include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, stroke, neural tube defects, acquired brain injury and movement disorders (e.g. tics).
Orthopaedic specialists are concerned with musculoskeletal conditions and assist children and young people needing operative (surgical) and non-operative treatment. Orthopaedic treatment may be required where there has been trauma (injury) or infection, where tumours (malignant or benign) are present or where there are genetic issues, or neurological or metabolic conditions affecting the child or young person.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialists
Paediatric Plastic Surgery specialists specialise in the surgical correction of congenital conditions affecting children and young people, such as cleft lip / palate, skull shape defects, and webbed fingers / toes. They also are involved in surgery related to injury to the head or face and / or arms and legs, and treating birthmarks, burns and scar tissue.
Paediatric Rehabilitation specialists specialise in helping children and young people in recovery from major illnesses or injuries. They develop rehabilitation programs to enable children and young people who have gone through major illness or injury to return to normal life as best they can.
Paediatric Respiratory specialists specialise in conditions affecting breathing and the lungs. Conditions that can affect children and young people in this field include for example asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnoea and persistent cough.
Paediatric Rheumatology specialists specialise in conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system - bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Children and young people may be referred to a Paediatric Rheumatologist for example for arthritis, autoimmune conditions or chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Sports Medicine Specialists
Paediatric Sports Medicine specialists specialise in any conditions affecting sports or other physical activities. Conditions commonly treated in children and young people include sports related injuries such as sprains and strains, ligament injury, cartilage injury, and minor fractures as well as nutritional issues and sports-related concussion.
Travel / Immunisation / Infectious disease specialists
Paediatric travel / immunisation / infectious disease specialists provide advice and assistance for children and their parents / caregivers on immunisations in general and any immunisations necessary ahead of travel overseas, as well as treatment for common and rare infectious diseases affecting children and young people.