Information about the digestive system and gastrointestinal problems we treat

Information about Procedures:

    • Endoscopies: Endoscopies are performed to look inside the body with an endoscope, which is a flexible tube with a small camera and light attached. Endoscopies are used for a diagnostic evaluation of symptoms. They allow doctors to view organs directly and take pictures of any abnormalities that may be causing symptoms such as abdominal pain or rectal bleeding. The doctor can remove a sample of tissue (biopsy) through the endoscope during the procedure. Patients are fully sedated when these procedures are performed.

      • Upper Endoscopy: Allows doctors to see inside the esophagus, stomach and top parts of the small intestine.

      • Colonoscopy: An examination of the complete colon, or large intestine. During colonoscopy, your doctor can check your colon for abnormal growths called polyps, sites of bleeding and for other conditions such as colitis.

      • Foreign Body Removal: Endoscopy allows doctors to find and remove foreign bodies from the gastrointestinal tract.

Pediatric gastroenterologists treat disorders such as:

Abdominal Distension Dysphagia GI Bleeding Polyps
Abdominal Pain Encopresis Hematemesis Rectal Bleeding
Acid Peptic Disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis Hemorrhoids Rectal Prolapse
Autism Failure to Thrive Hepatic Failure Short Bowel Syndrome
Celiac Disease Fecal Retention Syndrome Hepatitis Transaminitis
Cholestasis Feeding Problems: infants Hepatomegaly Ulcerative Colitis
Colitis (inc. allergic) Feeding Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome Viral Gastroenteritis
Constipation Food Allergy Jaundice Vomiting
Crohn's Disease Gallstones Lactose Intolerance Vomiting, Cyclical
Cystic Fibrosis Gastritis Liver Disease  
Diarrhea GE Reflux Nausea  

   * NASPGHAN has compiled great information sheets about many of these common diagnoses

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