Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Nutrition

We Help Children With Intestinal, Liver and Nutritional Problems

Children with digestive disorders may experience a range of unpleasant physical symptoms, such as constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain. Chronic problems like constipation or encopresis (soiling) can be socially and emotionally traumatic for both the patient and the family. Liver diseases can also be life-threatening. Our team of specialists works aggressively to provide a comprehensive, personalized care plan for each child to improve health and ensure quality of life.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition includes board certified pediatric gastroenterology specialists and nurse specialists. Our team cares for children with disorders of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach and intestines), liver and pancreas. We provide comprehensive evaluations, individualized treatment plans and extensive education for families.

When Treating Your Child, Experience Matters

  • Our pediatric gastroenterologists are faculty members of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Along with excellent patient care, our division is engaged in clinical research and offers a highly regarded pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training program.
  • Our 13 pediatric gastroenterology specialists are fellowship trained, meaning they completed three years of post-graduate training in pediatrics.
  • The pediatric gastroenterology division was one of the first programs of its kind in the country and was founded in 1969 by Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald, who is considered a pioneer in the field of pediatric gastroenterology.
  • Because Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is a regional referral hospital, our team performs more than 2200 pediatric endoscopy procedures and cares for more than 200 new pediatric liver patients each year.
  • Each year our pediatric gastroenterologists are asked to speak at national conferences, give lectures at other medical schools and teaching hospitals, and publish articles on our gastrointestinal and liver disease research.
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in gastroenterology.
US News & World Report - Best Children's Hospitals for Gastroenterology
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