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We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists near Peoria, IL.

Dr. Mohammad Yaseen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yaseen's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Yaseen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Punjab Medical College and residency at Western Reserve Care System. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Dr. Christopher Thomas Mullett, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
900 Main Street; Suite 490
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Mullett is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Peoria, IL. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Peoria, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gupta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is 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
 

Dr. Issam El Halabi's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
900 Main Street; Suite 490
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Zahangir Khaled practices pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Khaled is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Ian Konrad Kang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Ian Kang is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Peoria, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Kang completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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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.