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We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists near Peoria, IL.

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Dr. Mohammad Yaseen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 NE Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
(309) 762-5560; (309) 624-9844

Dr. Mohammad Yaseen's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Western Reserve Care System, Dr. Yaseen attended medical school at Punjab Medical College. Dr. Yaseen is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Dr. Christopher Thomas Mullett DO, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
900 Main Street; Suite 490
Peoria, IL
(309) 624-9844

Dr. Christopher Mullett is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Before performing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Mullett attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Dr. Ian Konrad Kang MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 NE Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
(309) 624-9844

Dr. Ian Kang's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Kang attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kang accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 N E Glen Oak Avenue #410; Hillcrest Specialty Building
Peoria, IL
(309) 573-5373

Dr. Issam El Halabi works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
900 Main Street; Suite 490
Peoria, IL
(309) 672-4200

Dr. Zahangir Khaled's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Khaled is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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