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Digestive Care for Kids

Pediatric gastroenterologists see children who are having problems with their digestive system. U.S. News & World Report ranks our hospital in Delaware as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country for gastroenterology and GI surgery. 

Doctors, surgeons, therapists and dietitians are all part of the gastroenterology (GI) treatment team. 

Every year, we see thousands of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease. In fact, we’re part of a nationwide IBD network that’s helped 82% of kids be in remission. 

We see many other GI conditions too, from celiac disease to problems affecting the esophagus, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

As a system, Nemours is working to redefine children’s health as a basic human right. We want to see all children thrive, in every community across the country.

Find Digestive Care From Nemours

We have many pediatric gastroenterology specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Celiac Disease
Liver Disease
Abdominal pain
Allergic Diseases of GI (Digestive) System
Chronic Intractable Constipation
Esophageal Conditions
Failure to Thrive
Feeding Disorders
Feeding Intolerance Requiring Feeding Tube
Gallbladder Disease
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Malabsorption
Motility Disorders
Pancreatic Disease
Polyps
Recurrent Diarrhea or Vomiting
Swallowing Disorders

Nemours Offers Complete Digestive Care

Our pediatric gastroenterology team diagnoses and treats minor GI problems as well as complex, chronic GI conditions.

  • We’re leaders in inflammatory bowel disease care for kids. Nemours is a member of ImproveCareNow, a national pediatric inflammatory bowel disease improvement network. Through our affiliation with this leading group, we offer today’s most innovative therapies for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. 
  • We’re researching new treatments for many GI conditions. We’re known worldwide for research on pediatric digestive conditions. We are actively investigating cures and life-changing treatments for kids. 
  • We treat the whole child. GI conditions affect kids both physically and emotionally. We support them in all the ways they need support. This includes working with registered dietitians, behavioral therapists, and counselors. 
  • We work to get families answers quickly. Waiting for test results and coming back for several appointments is stressful. We group and coordinate appointments when possible, and often get studies done on-site the same day.
  • 160+ Peer-reviewed publications that our specialists have contributed to
  • 95% Rate of satisfactory growth for kids with Crohn’s
  • 25+ Different GI diagnostic tests we offer, many with same-day results

About the Digestive System

Help your child learn more about the digestive system with this video from the Nemours experts at KidsHealth.org.