We provide consultation for patients 21 years and younger. Because the decision to perform procedures requires a comprehensive initial evaluation, please note that no procedures are performed during your initial consultation.
We are available for consultation for children hospitalized at our affiliated hospitals. If you believe your child requires a consultation from one of our gastroenterologists, please discuss this with your child’s provider.
Patients can have a nutritional consultation with a visit to one of our physicians.
This is the most common procedure. A thin flexible tube with a camera is inserted in the mouth to see the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine. The test is used to evaluate for acid reflux, ulcers, eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease, poor growth, and inflammatory bowel disease. Small pieces of tissue, about the size of a pinhead, are usually taken for testing. This test is done with general anesthesia, usually as an outpatient.
A flexible tube with a camera is used to look into the last part of the intestines (colon and terminal ileum). The test helps to evaluate polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, and other causes of gastrointestinal bleeding. Small tissue samples, the size of a pinhead, are taken. Polyps, which are growths of tissue lining the intestines, may also be removed. The test is done with general anesthesia, usually as an outpatient.