From routine to rare, gastroenterology care to help kids thrive
Some of the most common ailments in infants, children and teenagers are digestive and stomach issues (gastrointestinal). These can be common and easily treatable conditions, such as constipation and acid reflux, or they may be more complex and require input from pediatric specialists.
At our primary gastroenterology clinic in downtown Richmond, plus satellite locations throughout central Virginia, children can often receive tests and meet with other doctors, as needed, on the same day.
Digestive and stomach conditions we treat
Working closely with each child and family – and often team members from other pediatric specialties – we treat common and rare digestive conditions such as:
- Acid reflux
- Growth failure
- Tube feeding dependence
- Malabsorptive disorders (such as celiac disease)
- Bacterial overgrowth
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Congenital malformations
See all conditions we treat
What to expect at your child's first appointment
There are no dietary restrictions for the first appointment.
The first appointment requires a detailed interview and comprehensive physical examination, and may 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.)
If you are a physician referring a patient for care or need to contact our team, please email Renee.Anschutz@vcuhealth.org.