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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Our nationally recognized program is dedicated to the treatment of gastrointestinal problems in children. Under the direction of our pediatric gastroenterologists, children receive the specialized care they need for a wide variety of problems. 


Specialized Pediatric Care for:

  • Abdominal Pain (recurrent/persistent) 
  • Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders 
  • Biliary Atresia 
  • Celiac Disease 
  • Crohn's Disease 
  • Constipation 
  • Cystic Fibrosis 
  • Diarrhea-Malabsorption 
  • Dysphagia 
  • Fecal Incontinence 
  • Feeding Disorders or Difficulties 
  • Failure to Thrive 
  • GE Reflux 
  • GI Bleeding 
  • Giardia and other GI Infections 
  • Helicobacter Pylori 
  • Hepatitis 
  • Hirschprung's Disease 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Lactose Intolerance 
  • Short Bowel Syndrome 
  • Ulcerative Colitis 
  • Vomiting 

The GI Center also provides nutritional assessment and counseling, including calorie counts and menu planning for the overweight child, as well as the patient with special dietary restrictions. It also provides subspecialty clinics in inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux and encopresis.

Services Provided:

  • Gastroenterology Testing
  • Esophagoggastroduodenoscopy 
  • Sigmoidoscopy 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Small bowel and rectal suction biopsy 
  • Esophageal dilatation 
  • 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring 
  • Diagnostic small bowel aspirates 
  • Liver biopsy 
  • Anorectal manometry 
  • Esophageal manometry 
  • Management of chronic liver disease 
  • Liaison of liver transplantation


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Since our founding in 1967, CCFA has remained at the fore-front of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, CCFA provides a comprehensive series of education program, resources, support services and advocacy initiatives to members of the IBD community, including patients and caregivers. www.ccfa.org

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

For more information regarding Nicklaus Children's Hospital Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology or to schedule an appointment, please call (786) 624-2778
or toll free 1-888-624-2778.

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