Pediatric Gastroenterology

girl and nurse smiling white framing element
girl and nurse smiling white framing element

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents. The team employs a multidisciplinary approach that brings together an array of specialists to deliver personalized care to the patient and family.

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center provides comprehensive support and management for children and young adults with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, while the Gastrointestinal (GI) Center offers nutritional assessment and counseling for overweight children, as well as those with dietary restrictions. Consultations with the division’s board-certified physicians are offered in both English and Spanish at the hospital’s main campus near Coral Gables and Nicklaus Children’s outpatient centers located from southern Miami-Dade to northern Palm Beach Counties.

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


​New Main Campus Office!


The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's is growing to better meet the needs of our community.  The new office, located directly off the main lobby of our state-of-the-art Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion offers: seven exam rooms, an on-site nutritionist, close proximity to the IBD Center and other pediatric specialty services, access to the on-campus Publix pharmacy, as well as access to the hospital's Emergency Department.


Comprehensive Programs and Services

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat

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.

Awards & Associations