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Pediatric Gastroenterology

What is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist?

If your child has a digestive system, liver or nutritional problem, a pediatric gastroenterologist has the expertise to treat your child. Digestive, liver and nutritional problems in children are often quite different from those seen in adults. Specialized training and experience in pediatric gastroenterology are important.

Pediatric gastroenterologists treat children from the newborn period through the teen years. They choose to make pediatric care the core of their medical practice, which provides extensive experience specifically in the care of infants, children and teens.

What Kind of Training Do Pediatric Gastroenterologists Have?

Pediatric gastroenterologists are medical doctors who have had 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 Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Gastroenterologists Provide?

Pediatric gastroenterologists generally provide treatment for the following:
  • ––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
  • ––Vomiting
  • ––Chronic constipation
  • ––Chronic or severe diarrhea
  • ––Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
  • ––Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive and obesity)
  • ––Feeding disorders

Deaconess Clinic Pediatric Gastroenterologists —
The Best Care for Infants, Children and Teens

Children are not just small adults. Their bodies are growing and have unique medical needs. They usually express their concerns differently than adults. They cannot always answer medical questions and are not always able to be patient and cooperative. Pediatric gastroenterologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative.

If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a Deaconess Clinic pediatric gastroenterologist, you can be assured that your child will receive compassionate, high quality care.


Maria Aljabi

Maria Aljabi, MDMyChart

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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