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    Gastroenterology and Nutrition

    Digestive problems are among the most common childhood ailments. For parents, these problems become a source of concern when they disrupt healthy eating patterns and habits, or your child fails to thrive.

    Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) provides the most comprehensive gastroenterology and nutrition (GI) services for children in Central Virginia. The GI team includes board certified gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners and dietitians who manage the entire spectrum of pediatric gastrointestinal and nutritional diseases and disorders. 

    Specialized Services

    CHoR's GI team provides comprehensive for:

    • Acute and chronic liver disease
    • Celiac disease
    • Chronic pancreatitis
    • Congenital bowel malformations
    • Constipation
    • Dysphagia
    • Eosinophilic disorders
    • Formula intolerance and allergy
    • Functional gastrointestinal disorders
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Gastroparesis
    • Growth failure
    • Hepatitis
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Intestinal malabsorption and malnutrition
    • Neurogastroenterology and motility disorders
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Swallowing disorders

    Imaging and Testing

    The team works closely with CHoR's radiologists and anesthesiologists to provide a full spectrum of imaging and testing studies including:

    • Abdominal x-ray
    • Anorectal manometry
    • Antroduodenal manometry
    • Barium enema
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Colonic manometry
    • Colonoscopy
    • CT scan
    • Esophageal manometry
    • Gastric emptying scan (liquid and solid)
    • Lab work
    • Lactose breath testing
    • Modified barium swallow
    • MRI
    • pH impedance testing
    • Tilt table testing
    • Ultrasound
    • Upper endoscopy
    • Upper GI
    • Upper with small bowel follow through
    • Wireless pH monitoring

    Preparing for Your First Appointment

    There are no dietary restrictions for the first appointment.

    The first appointment requires a detailed interview and a comprehensive physical examination, and could also include blood work and/or a rectal exam. Radiology tests and/or endoscopic procedures will be scheduled for a later date after the first appointment. Please bring notes or test results from the pediatrician (CD of x-rays, blood test results, biopsy slides, etc.).

    Appointments and Location

    (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

    VCU Medical Center at Stony Point, 2nd Floor
    Nelson Clinic, 1st Floor
    Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center

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