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Pediatric Gastroenterology


The Gastroenterology Division provides evaluation and diagnosis for infants, children and adolescents involving the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver. Services are provided in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The gastroenterologists work closely with pediatric nutritionists, surgeons and other subspecialties to provide comprehensive care for military dependant children.

Diagnoses or Conditions Treated:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Gastritis and Other Disorders of the Stomach
  • Chronic Vomiting
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Intestinal Disease and Malabsorption
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Constipation
  • Disease of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Gallbladder
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Nutritional and Feeding Disorders

Additional Information:
Procedural Capability:

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Lower GI endoscopy (Colonoscopy)
  • G-Tube placement, currently with pediatric surgery
  • pH/impedance probes
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
  • Breath Hydrogen Testing

Collaborative/Multidisciplinary Clinics

PEDIATRIC AERODIGESTIVE CLINIC:

Our multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Clinic includes specialists from Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Speech Pathology. The Aerodigestive team cares for chronically ill children with complex airway, pulmonary, upper digestive tract, sleep and feeding disorders. Held bi-monthly in the Otolaryngology clinic located on the 2nd floor of building 2 (2D).

PEDIATRIC EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS(EoE) CLINIC:

Our multidisciplinary Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Clinic includes specialists from Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Nutrition. Our team evaluates and treats children with a diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, with a focus on Dietary Therapy and identification of offending allergens. Held bi-monthly in the Pediatric Specialty clinic located on the 2nd floor of building 2 (2L).

Your physician will discuss in detail the procedures with you as necessary. He or she will explain risks and benefits of the procedures, and provide ample opportunity to ask questions. For further information, please call our office at: (757)953-4529.

Contacts

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Phone:

(757) 953-4529

Location:

Charette Health Care Center
Building 2, 4th Floor, Section 4A (Behind the Pediatric Inpatient Ward)

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
0830-1600

Availability of Services:

In addition to scheduled clinic hours, there is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist on call 7 days per week for emergency services.

Appointments:

Call Hampton Roads Appointment Center at 1-866-645-4584. All patients need an active referral.