Medical Specialist: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric gastroenterologists specialize in the treatment of children and teens with digestive and liver disorders. After completing medical sc...

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Medical Specialist: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric gastroenterologists specialize in the treatment of children and teens with digestive and liver disorders. After completing medical school, the physician receives at least three more years of training in a pediatric residency, followed by three or more years of training as a pediatric- gastroenterology fellow. Pediatric gastroenterologists provide expert care and management for pediatric patients with:

Associated Diseases

  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract

Severe or complicated

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Liver disease
  • Acute or chronic abdominal pain
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pancreatitis

Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive and obesity)

  • Feeding disorders
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic or severe diarrhea

Reference:

American Academy of Pediatrics 2003.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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