Intestinal failure in children is a very serious, rare and complex situation in which the small intestine doesn’t absorb enough of the fluids, vitamins and minerals the body needs to grow and develop. It’s caused by a number of intestinal problems and can be found in children from birth to the teen years. Early, expert evaluation and treatment is critical.
At Nemours Children's, our pediatric general surgeons and gastroenterologists are highly skilled in caring for children with intestinal failure. Our goal is to do everything in our power to restore your child’s bowel function and provide the independence and confidence for a happy, healthy life.
Our medical, surgical and therapy teams work together closely to offer advanced nonsurgical treatments (nutritional management and intestinal rehabilitation) and leading-edge minimally invasive surgical procedures. In fact, Nemours surgeons are among a very few in the country who perform the innovative and minimally invasive, serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) bowel lengthening procedure. Our physicians are also consistently named among the Best Doctors in America® year after year, as well as "Top Doctors" by local magazines in our regions. We give you and your family support and guidance to understand your child’s condition, treatments and how to provide care when you get home.
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