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Children seeking relief from colorectal disorders are entitled to effective and compassionate care from trained specialists. Professionals from Pediatric General Surgery, Urology, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Nursing, and other relevant specialties provide care while educating and supporting parents, teachers, schools, and physician partners. Our aim is to provide individualized care plans, information resources and research programs while creating partnerships with referring physicians, parents, patients and other caregivers.
The Complex Colorectal Disorders Clinic was created in 2014 to provide innovative multidisciplinary care to children with surgically corrected anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung’s disease and other rare conditions of the perineum. The CCDC brings together Nursing, Urology, Gastroenterology and Pediatric Surgery specialists to provide ongoing care and to prepare the children for school and other social challenges that may be caused by their colorectal disorder.
The Functional Colorectal Disorder Clinic was created in 2016 to care for children and families suffering from chronic constipation and encopresis (stool leakage). The multidisciplinary clinic team includes a pediatric surgeon, a pediatric gastroenterologist, a community pediatrician, and a nurse, and offers other services such as nutrition and psychology services externally. Referral to the clinic is recommended after at least 6 months of treatment by the primary care physician without good results.
The clinic typically sees patients once a month, on different days.
Appointments can be made for both clinics by phone at 514-412-4040. Please specify if the referral is for the Complex Colorectal Disorder Clinic (if the child has a known or suspected surgical condition creating the intestinal motility or urinary problem) or for the Functional Colorectal Disorder Clinic (if no surgical cause is known or suspected). The usual wait time for an appointment is a couple of months, with more urgent patients being seen earlier.
Caring for your child with constipation
Constipation in infants
Evaluation and treament of functional constipation in infants and children
Clinic: A2 South (Glen site)
Make an appointment: 514-412-4040
The Montreal Children's Hospital
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, QC H4A 3J1
Maps and directions514 412-4400