What is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist?
For the most part a pediatric gastroenterologist is a pediatrician with an interest in the gastroenterology issues listed below.
- 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
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic or severe diarrhea
- Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
- Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity)
- Feeding disorders
What training is needed to be a pediatric gastroenterologist?
- At least 4 years of medical school
- Three years of pediatric residency training
- Three years of additional training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, including medical research and treatment of infants, children, and teens with digestive, liver, and nutritional disorders
What services do we provide?
- Anal Rectal Manometry
- Disaccharide Determination
- Esophageal Dilation
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Minor Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Suction Biopsy
- Upper Endoscopy