The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnostic procedures, and therapy for infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the stomach, intestines, colon, liver, pancreas and nutrition.
Our physicians have all completed 3 years of residency training in Pediatrics, and 3 additional years of training in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. They are all certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Sub-board of Pediatric Gastroenterology. They are skilled diagnosticians, a talent essential for the accurate evaluation of our patients with abdominal pain, poor weight gain, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. Our physicians take pride in their procedural expertise, but also in being good listeners. We know that a thorough discussion of a child’s symptoms is the primary avenue to an accurate diagnosis.
What will happen during a consultation with a Pediatric Gastroenterologist?
The purpose of your child’s first visit to the Pediatric Gastroenterologist is to gather information about the problem through interviews with you and your child. It is a great benefit if the Pediatric Gastroenterologist has a chance to review any records of previous evaluations. If there are medical records and results, please have them with you or have your doctor send them to the Pediatric Gastroenterology Department before your visit. Your child will have a physical examination. Laboratory testing may be ordered. It is very unlikely that any diagnostic scope procedures will be done at the first visit. (for more information about GI procedures, click on the “resources” tab above.
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