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Pediatric gastroenterology

Pediatric gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of a child's gastrointestinal tract. Specialized gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of children's digestive systems, including all the organs from the mouth to the rectum.

Pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) care in Asheville, North Carolina

Many kids have tummy troubles, but if yours has a serious digestive issue, we can help.

At Mission Children's Hospital, located in Mission Hospital, we offer your child attentive care for GI issues. Whatever their condition, our skilled doctors will work to improve your child's health and well-being.

GI conditions we treat

We provide diagnosis, therapy and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Bladder and fecal incontinence
  • Bowel disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Complex nutritional disorders
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Digestive birth disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Gut food allergies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Liver diseases
  • Nutritional and feeding disorders
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Poor growth
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Severe constipation
  • Stomach disorders
  • Swallowing problems
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vomiting

Our pediatric GI program

Our pediatric gastroenterologists give your child the attentive care they need with a personalized treatment plan and a kid-friendly approach.

Diagnosing and treating GI conditions in children

Our pediatric GI specialists conduct a range of procedures used to both evaluate and treat your child's condition. We also offer various diagnostic tests, as well as therapies for ongoing care. These include:

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Esophageal pH studies (measures stomach acid reflux)
  • Esophageal studies
  • Hydrogen breath tests (tests food intolerances)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Radiology
  • Speech therapy
  • Upper endoscopy

Additional specialized procedures are available in collaboration with our adult gastroenterology department in Asheville. For questions about our gastroenterology services please call (828) 213-1740.

Comprehensive GI team for kids

We provide care for infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the digestive system, as well as serious eating and nutritional problems. Our care team works together with you and your child to ensure the best possible outcomes. In addition to experienced, skilled nurses, our team includes:

  • Board-certified pediatric GI physicians
  • Board-certified pediatric radiologists
  • Feeding specialists and dietitians
  • Pediatric advanced practitioners
  • Pediatric occupational therapists
  • Speech/language pathologists
  • Social workers

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