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Pediatric Digestive Health

If your child has complex digestive conditions and diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, large bowel, small bowel, gallbladder, liver and pancreas, Gundersen has a specialist who may be able to help.

Conditions and diseases we treat:

  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeding problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Liver disease (Acute and chronic Hepatitis; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (an allergic condition that inflames the esophagus)
  • Pancreatic disease (Acute and chronic pancreatitis)

Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures may include:

  • Upper endoscopy - Your child is sedated and a flexible tube with a light and camera is inserted down their throat so the doctor can see, take samples and perform procedures.
  • Colonoscopy - This procedure allows the doctor to check your large intestine or colon.
  • 24-hour pH/Impedance probe monitoring
  • Video capsule endoscopy - (small bowel capsule endoscopy) A capsule containing a camera is swallowed and it allows the specialist to see what is happening in your child's digestive tract.
  • Anorectal manometry (a test to measure how well the muscles affecting bowel movements are working). Learn what to expect during an anorectal manometry.
  • Lactose and fructose breath hydrogen tests
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

Stay safe