Gastroenterology Services at Norton Children’s

Norton Children’s offers pediatric gastroenterology services for infants, children and teens. Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists provide gastrointestinal (GI) care and treat disorders of the intestinal tract, liver and pancreas, as well as nutritional issues.

Gastroenterology conditions we treat

  • Acute/chronic liver disease
  • Celiac disease (gluten intolerance)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Encopresis, a condition in which impacted stool in the colon and rectum leads to soiling underwear
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Failure to thrive (failure to gain weight)
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach is not able to empty properly
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Pancreatic insufficiency, a condition in which the pancreas doesn’t make enough fluids for digestion
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Severe constipation
  • Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
  • Ulcerative colitis

Gastroenterology tests and procedures

  • 24-hour pH studies
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Breath tests
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy)
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Esophageal pH monitoring/Impedance with pH testing
  • GI manometry (antroduodenal, colonic and anorectal)
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Rectal suction biopsy

 

 

 

 

 

Gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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