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Pediatric Gastroenterology

From tummy aches to more serious issues, there’s a growing understanding of the importance of the digestive system to overall wellbeing. When children have a condition of the digestive system, it can affect their health in some big ways. Our digestive care experts at Banner Children's have the specialized knowledge work diligently to find the cause of your child’s digestive issues and build a personalized treatment plan to meet their needs.

What Is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

Pediatric gastroenterology focuses on the health of your child’s digestive system, liver and nutritional problems. Correct nutrition and proper care for the digestive tract is important as your child grows. Learn more about your child’s nutritional needs here.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Conditions and Specialty Care From Banner Children’s

Eating and drinking are essential functions of life, so it’s important to ensure your child’s digestive system is working properly. Banner Children’s offers a range of diagnostic tests for pediatric gastroenterology conditions. We treat several gastrointestinal issues, such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid-related conditions
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Colitis and related conditions
  • Constipation
  • Feeding and swallowing problems
  • Food allergies
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver diseases
  • Poor weight gain and growth
  • Vomiting

Pediatric Gastroenterology Treatments and Procedures

Depending on your child’s condition, your pediatrician will determine the best treatment option. Whether your child has diarrhea, Celiac Disease or other conditions, the caring team at Banner Children’s is focused on providing the best treatment and care. Tests and screenings like a colonoscopy, endoscopy, breath test or liver biopsy may be done to determine the best treatment option.

Treatment options may include:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • TIF procedure
  • Medication

Can You Prevent Pediatric Gastrointestinal Issues?

While it may not be possible to prevent gastrointestinal issues, you may be able to manage issues by focusing on nutrition. Discuss with your pediatrician if your child talks about discomfort in their stomach and pay attention to what your child is eating.

Banner Children’s is here to support you. Reach out to the team of experts with any questions you have. We’re here to help.