Jefferson University Hospitals

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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pediatric gastroenterology

Pediatric gastroenterologists are specialists who treat disorders of a child's still growing digestive system. If your child is experiencing a gastrointestinal ailment, at Jefferson you have access to expert pediatric gastroenterologists from Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Center City Philadelphia.

Nemours pediatric gastroenterologists are experienced in the gentle care of young patients and can diagnose and treat a variety of common conditions, from nutritional problems to more complex and chronic diseases affecting the esophagus, stomach, large bowel, small bowel, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Diagnosing and Treating Gastrointestinal Conditions in Children

Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists provide diagnosis and treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal conditions and disorders, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Celiac disease
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diseases of the liver or pancreas
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Feeding disorders
  • Food allergies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or heartburn)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hepatitis (all types or A, B or C)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Liver disease requiring transplantation
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Motility disorders (problems with the movement of food through the stomach or intestines)
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Polyps
  • Recurrent diarrhea
  • Recurrent vomiting
  • Ulcerative colitis