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Patient Care

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology offers comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatic disorders, through inpatient and outpatient services provided at Children’s Healthâ„  Children's Medical Center Dallas and at Children’s Medical Center Plano.

Technology is available on site for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, liver biopsy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), balloon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy, esophageal pH and impedance studies, breath testing, and motility tests.

The Southwestern Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Children's Medical Center Dallas is the only center of its kind in North Texas to offer a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment, education, and research of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. The Center for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility handles bowel and aerodigestive disorders, including severe intractable constipation, functional abdominal pain, and swallowing difficulties.

In the patient-centered environment, physicians are joined by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, child psychologists, dietitians, speech therapists, child life specialists, a social worker, an enterostomal therapist/educator, and a care coordinator to provide multidisciplinary, comprehensive state-of-the-art care for children with virtually any gastrointestinal or liver problem. Together, the Division functions methodically in 15 distinct clinical programs:

  • Aerodigestive Program
  • Celiac Disease
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Eosinophilic/Allergic disorders
  • Feeding Disorders
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology/Liver Transplant
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Immunology
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation and Short Bowel Disease
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
  • Pancreatic Disorders
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy/Gastroenterology Laboratory

Learn more about the digestive and nutritional disorders we treat.