Medical Services in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology Clinical Services

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology (Ped GI) provides diagnostic and treatment services for children with a wide range of both common and rare gastrointestinal disorders. We strive to provide state of the art care for children and adolescents with all types of gastrointestinal disorders.

The Pediatric GI faculty along with nurse practitioners specialized in Pediatric GI and Pediatric GI fellows see between 7,000-8,000 outpatient clinic visits per year of whom about 2500 are new patients. In addition, we care for over 500 inpatient admissions per year. Disorders commonly seen in the outpatient clinic include but are not limited to:


  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal polyposis syndromes
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • peptic ulcer disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • malabsorption
  • celiac disease
  • pancreatitis
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • constipation
  • functional abdominal pain
  • functional dyspepsia
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • liver diseases and liver transplantation
  • Approximately 1000 endoscopies (procedures) are performed each year. These include:
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • stricture dilatation
  • sclerotherapy
  • esophageal variceal banding
  • polypectomy
  • Pediatric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

In collaboration with the Gastrointestinal Physiology and Manometry Lab  and the Advanced Endoscopy Group of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine, we also offer:

  • anorectal manometry
  • esophageal manometry
  • hydrogen and 14C-Urea breath testing (for carbohydrate malabsorption and H. pylori infection, respectively)
  • 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring and impedance monitoring