Anthony G. Catto-Smith

Royal Children's HospitalAustralia

Professor Tony G Catto-Smith is Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He qualified in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, trained in paediatrics in the UK and Australia, then in paediatric gastroenterology at the University of Calgary in Canada. After returning to Melbourne in 1990, he pioneered the introduction of clinical techniques for the measurement of gastrointestinal motility at RCH. He has continued a strong clinical interest in disorders of colorectal function and published extensively in this area. A major clinical achievement has been the introduction of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement for children in Australia. Other clinical and research interests include the pathogenesis and treatment of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. He is the author of over 100 journal articles.

2books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Anthony G. Catto-Smith

Fecal incontinence is a common and disabling condition that unfortunately remains an “orphan” in terms of medical research and effective therapies. This book provides a brief review of the pathophysiology of fecal incontinence with specific focus on women and children. Authorship is drawn internationally, with a strong surgical input. Contributions from the authors provide critical reviews of the evaluation of function, with illustrations of a range of surgical interventions which might be applied should medical therapies fail.

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