Gastroenterology

​If your child has a digestive, liver or nutritional problem, pediatric gastroenterologists at The Children’s Hospital provide the expertise your child needs. Digestive, liver and nutritional problems in children are often very different from those experienced by adults. That’s why specialized training and experience in pediatric gastroenterology are so important.
 
Pediatric gastroenterologists generally provide treatment for the following:
  • 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)
  • Feeding disorders