Gastroenterology — what’s that again?
Gastroenterology involves the diagnosis, treatment and management of problems affecting the digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. This crucial system includes an impressive array of organs, including the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus. The digestive system’s main job is to convert foods and drinks into nutrients so that kids can thrive.
When newborns, children or teens are born with or develop GI symptoms, it may interfere with their growth and development. The team of pediatric gastroenterologists at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota use their vast clinical experience to pinpoint and repair GI problems so that every child has a chance to blossom.
From routine conditions that can be treated with outpatient services to rare disorders that require inpatient treatment at Children’s, the team of pediatric gastroenterology leaders provides exceptional medical and surgical care for kids with GI issues on a round-the-clock basis, 365 days a year.