This page explains about upper GI contrast studies, which include barium meal, barium swallow or barium follow through studies) what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have one. It explains the various types of contrast studies used to examine the upper part of the gastrointestinal or digestive system.
This page explains about using the Ponseti technique to correct talipes (clubfoot) and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure. It explains how the technique works and what to expect when your child has this treatment.
Venous sclerotherapy is a procedure used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat venous malformations. Venous malformations are made up of extra veins that have no use and cause problems. A medicine is injected into the veins, which irritates them encouraging them to shrink.
A video capsule endoscopy is a test to look at the inside small intestine (also known as the small bowel) for to identify and diagnose any abnormalities. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for the test.
Videofluoroscopy takes place in the x-ray department of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and is an evaluation of the swallowing process. A recording is made of the moving (dynamic) x-ray showing swallows of food and liquid.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find out how much babies, young infants and children can see. The visual evoked potential (VEP) and electroretinogram (ERG) are two tests which can give us clues about the working of the visual pathway from the eye along the optic nerve to the brain.