Gastroenterology (Digestive Health)

Pediatric gastroenterologists help children with digestive problems

Abdominal pain in childhood is as predictable as loose teeth and skinned knees. But when digestive problems start interfering with your child’s life, it’s time to talk to your primary care doctor about a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist. At Nemours, our board-certified doctors evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions in pediatric gastroenterology or “pediatric GI.”

 
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Pediatric GI Conditions We Treat
  • abdominal pain
  • allergic diseases of the gastrointestinal system
  • celiac disease (intolerance to gluten protein)
  • constipation
  • diseases of the liver or pancreas 
  • disorders affecting nutrient absorption (also called malabsorption)
  • esophagitis
  • feeding disorders
  • feeding intolerance requiring feeding tube placement (when a tube is inserted to deliver nutrition directly to the stomach via the nose — called a nasogastric, or NG tube — or through an opening in the abdomen — called a gastrostomy, or G tube)
  • foreign body removal in the gastrointestinal tract
  • gallbladder disease
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (also called GERD or heartburn)
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • intestinal failure
  • liver disease requiring transplantation
  • motility disorders (slow or rapid movement of the stomach or intestines)
  • pancreatic disease
  • polyps
  • recurrent diarrhea
  • recurrent vomiting
  • short gut (also called short bowel syndrome)
Integrated Specialty Care for Pediatric Digestive Disorders

We have specialty programs dedicated to the care of children with specific chronic pediatric GI conditions. These clinics allow for a Nemours pediatric gastroenterologist to work alongside other pediatric specialists, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers and registered dietitians in a child-centered environment.