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 & 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