Pediatric Gastroenterology

What does a pediatric gastroenterologist do?

Pediatric Gastroenterology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and teenagers with diseases of the digestive track.
Pediatric Gastroenterologists usually treat the following disorders:

  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (reflux or GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Acute or chronic abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic or severe diarrhea
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
  • Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity)
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