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Department of paediatric gastroenterology

Head of Department:
PD Dr. Folke Freudenberg

Phone: 089 1795-2692
Fax: 089 1795-993-2692

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Department of paediatric gastroenterology

In our paediatric gastroenterology department, children with acute or chronic illnesses of the digestive organs and with nutritional disorders are evaluated and treated. Frequent symptoms with which they present to us are, for example, spasmodic bellyaches, prolonged diarrhoea, persistent constipation, chronic vomiting, food intolerances, as well as failure to thrive and weight loss.

The medical service spectrum

Department of paediatric gastroenterology

Range of treatments

All paediatric gastroenterological disruptions/illnesses:

Diagnostics and treatment

  • Chronic bellyaches
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Bloody diarrhoea
  • Coeliac disease
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Gastritis such as, for example, Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Food intolerances
  • Liver illnesses (unclear transaminase increase, autoimmune hepatitis, infectious hepatitis, metabolic diseases of the liver such as, for example, Wilson's disease, fatty liver)
  • Chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency
  • Gallstones
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Congenital anatomical disorders such as Hirschsprung's disease, gastroschisis
  • Reflux disease
  • Dietary problems
  • Failure to thrive
  • Dysphagia

Function tests, special evaluations and therapies:

  • Gastroscopy (diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Therapeutic interventions such as, for example, balloon dilatation, foreign body removals
  • Attachment or change of PEG probes (feeding tubes)
  • Colonoscopy (ileocolonoscopy), if necessary, polyp removal
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • H2 breath test for the diagnosis of lactose (lactose intolerance) or fructose malabsorption (fructose intolerance)
  • Abdomen sonography
  • Rectum manometry in collaboration with paediatric surgery
  • ERCP, video capsule endoscopy with older children in collaboration with the Clinic for Internal Medicine I
  • Special laboratory and stool diagnostics (food allergies, Coeliac disease)
  • Food re-exposure with food allergy
  • Nutrition counselling with food allergies, Coeliac disease, etc.
  • Biologic therapies

Social-paediatric questions

  • Psychosomatic therapy with functional disturbances
  • Therapy with swallowing difficulties
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Contact and Consultation Hours

Department of paediatric gastroenterology


Klinikum Dritter Orden
Department of paediatric gastroenterology
Head of Department PD Dr. Folke Freudenberg

Menzinger Str. 44 80638 München

Phone: 089 1795-2692
Fax: 089 1795-993-2692

Consultation Hours


For all consultation hours at the Department of paediatric gastroenterology, it is necessary to make an appointment through the secretaries' office.
Private medical consultation hour with Head of Department PD Dr Folke Freudenberg, after arranging an appointment by phone

In an acute emergency, you can of course contact our Emergency Department at any time, without a prior appointment: Phone: +49 (0)89 1795-1187