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
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (heartburn)
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • celiac disease (intolerance to gluten protein)
  • recurrent vomiting
  • recurrent diarrhea
  • disorders affecting nutrient absorption
  • allergic diseases of the gastrointestinal system
  • diseases of the liver or pancreas 
  • feeding disorders
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • motility disorders (slow or rapid movement of the stomach or intestines)
  • 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)
  • polyps
  • liver disease requiring transplantation
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.