Pediatric Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Helping Soothe Your Child's Stomach

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that studies the digestive system and its disorders. The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract, a series of organs that help the body break down and absorb food.

The organs in the digestive system include:

  • Mouth
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine (colon, rectum, anus)

Because pediatric gastrointestinal problems often differ from those seen in adults, it's important that a child sees the appropriate physician.

Virtua provides pediatric gastroenterologists who evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents who have gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. These disorders include:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food allergies
  • Abdominal pain
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease
  • Chronic liver disorders
  • Feeding disorders
  • Celiac disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Vomitting
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation

Virtua's pediatric gastroenterologists have the technology to diagnose these disorders. Technologies and diagnostic procedures include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy

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