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Conditions we treat

Gastroenterology conditions: Digestive and stomach related issues we treat at CHoR

Constipation 

It’s the most common condition in children, and we offer treatments to help them have normal bowel movements and find comfort. 

Acid reflux 

Whether “spitting up” in infants or more severe symptoms that lead to failure to gain weight or respiratory problems, we help kids keep food down comfortably. 

Eosinophilic esophagitis 

Food allergies can cause inflammation in the esophagus, a condition known as EoE. Our EoE clinic offers comprehensive testing and ongoing treatment for your child. 

Learn more about eosinophilic esophagitis

Parenteral nutrition dependent disorders 

Parenteral nutrition requires feeding through intravenous lines or feeding tubes. 

  • Conditions:
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Intestinal failure 
  • Testing and treatment options: Nutritional support by specialized dietitian and physician 

Inflammatory bowel disease 

Also known as IBD, these diseases cause pain and disruption along the digestive tract. 

  • Conditions:
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Testing and treatment options:

Motility disorders 

These include a series of issues that prevent contents in the gastrointestinal tract from moving forward.

  • Conditions:
    • Swallowing disorders
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Gastroparesis
    • Stooling issues
    • Hirschsprung’s disease 
  • Testing and treatment options:
    • Esophageal manometry
    • PH-impedance study
    • Gastric emptying scan
    • Colon contrast enema
    • Sitz marker studies
    • Anorectal manometry
    • Pelvic floor therapy
    • Rectal biopsy 

Liver disease 

Often genetic or caused by various factors, diseases of the liver impact the body’s ability to digest food and break down substances. 

  • Conditions:
    • Jaundice
    • Abnormal liver enzymes
    • Liver cirrhosis
    • Acute and chronic liver disease 
  • Testing and treatment options:

Pancreas conditions 

Part of the endocrine and digestive system, the pancreas secretes important hormones required to break down food and control blood sugar. When a child’s pancreas isn’t functioning properly, we can offer treatment. 

  • Conditions:
    • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
    • Pancreatic insufficiency 
  • Testing and treatment options:
    • Medical management
    • Genetic testing
    • Endoscopic pancreatic function testing
    • ERCP (endoscopy)
    • Endoscopic ultrasound
    • Pancreatic islet transplant 

Feeding disorders 

Many children have issues swallowing food or eating normally. We work with each child to ensure they are receiving proper nourishment to grow and thrive.