Colorectal Center

The first pediatric Colorectal Program in South Florida


When a child has a colon and/or rectum abnormality, the associated challenges can impact quality of life for the child and the entire family.

The Colorectal Center at Nicklaus Children’s – the first of its kind in South Florida – is designed to optimize medical and surgical care and daily living for affected families. The center treats children, adolescents and young adults with abnormalities affecting the large intestine (colon), anus, rectum, urinary tract and genitals with the goal of creating a personalized treatment plan that supports patients and families in living a full and active life.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

The Colorectal Program care team includes a full spectrum of specialists who are available to consult in the child’s care depending on individual needs. The medical team includes the following specialists: 
  • Pediatric surgeon specializing in management of bowel and rectum abnormalities
  • Pediatric urologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Nurse practitioner with experience in supporting families in managing children with bowel and rectum abnormalities
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Radiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Dietitian
  • Child life specialist
  • Social worker

  • Bowel Management Program
  • Colostomy

Dedicated Team in Improving Quality of Life

Many patients with colorectal disorders face challenges integrating into society because of associated social stigmas. Most children require long-term follow up care. The Colorectal Center is dedicated to the well-being and needs of all of our patients through childhood and beyond.

Weekly clinics enable families to consult with the team as needed to assess progress and modify care plans as appropriate.

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