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Samitivej Hospital Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand


Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Patcharin Amornvipas

Dr.

Patcharin Amornvipas

Specialized in: pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hepatology

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Medical Education

  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 2002
  • Metrowet Medical Center : Framingham Union Hospital, Boston, USA, May 2005.
  • Diploma of Thai Board of Pediatrics,Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University, 2008
  • Diploma of Thai Sub-Board of Pediatrics Gastroenterology,Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn Universit
  • Observer Fellow, Great Ormond Street Children Hospital, London, England, August 2009.

As a leading center for pediatric health care services in Thailand and Asia, the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Samitivej Children’s Hospital in Bangkok, headed by Dr. Patcharin Amornvipas, provides treatment and prevention of digestive and liver disease in children with the goal of improving the health and quality of life for pediatric patients. Various digestive problems, acid reflux are among the most common diseases treated here.

The Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Samitivej Children’s Hospital in Bangkok provides diagnosis and treatment for the following diseases:

  • Digestive problems causing watery stools, low weight, abdominal pain, stomach bloating and flatulence/gas
  • Acid reflux causing crying, fussing, loss of appetite, spitting up, vomiting, heartburn, snoring, insufficient sleep, anemia, and asthma
  • Cow’s milk and protein allergy
  • Chronic constipation, delayed growth, hemorrhoids, stool leakage, Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Blood in stool caused by chronic inflammatory bowel disease or colorectal polyps
  • Hepatitis caused by viruses, toxins or fatty liver
  • Biliary cirrhosis
  • Genetic diseases

In addition, the range of services of Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Samitivej Children’s Hospital in Bangkok also includes:

  • Breath test for
    • Digestive system
    • Bacteria in the small intestine
    • Bacteria in the stomach
  • X-ray
    • Colonic transit time test to evaluate constipation
    • Barium study
  • Esophageal acidity test (pH monitoring, pH-Impedance)
  • Upper and lower part of the gastrointestinal endoscopy (GI endoscopy)
  • Capsule endoscope (swallowed) for looking inside digestive tract (Video Capsule Endoscopy)
  • Anorectal muscle function test (Anal Manometry)
  • Liver fibrosis and fatty deposit quantity test (Fibroscan)
  • Milk and Food allergy test (Food Challenge and SPT)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics



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