Small tummies can face big problems
Gastrointestinal disorders that impact a child's digestive system run the gamut. They include everything from nutritional challenges, like lactose intolerance, to chronic illnesses, such as hepatitis.
With years of training in GI conditions, the pediatric gastroenterologists at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat virtually all types of GI disorders that affect children, including:
GI problems? We've got the tools to target and treat them
Babies can't tell you where it hurts. And kids may not be sure why they feel queasy. But the gastroenterology experts at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota know precisely how to zero in on what's distressing a child's digestive system.
The experienced specialists are equipped with leading-edge imaging tools and other technology that's designed to navigate through the GI tract for kids of all sizes — from babies' tiny abdomens, to teen's full-grown tummies. These advanced tools and procedures allow us to uncover the cause of kids' gastrointestinal distress:
Once we pinpoint the cause of a child's gastrointestinal distress, we offer emerging, noninvasive pediatric treatments designed to help kids get on the mend, including:
While some GI conditions can be resolved using noninvasive techniques, others may require a surgical procedure for repair. The GI team at Children's performs more than 2,000 procedures each year using the latest surgical techniques and technology. To make kids as comfortable as possible, Children's interdisciplinary pain management team tailors services for each child.
For children with multiple health challenges, the gastroenterology program also works in sync with other Children's programs to coordinate care and make your visits more convenient.
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