We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists near Peoria, IL.

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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 sees patients in Peoria, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Kang is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kang's training includes a residency program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

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

Dr. Mohammad Yaseen is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Moline, IL and Peoria, IL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and a graduate of Western Reserve Care System's residency program. Dr. Yaseen is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Dr. Sandeep K Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Gupta works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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

Dr. Zahangir Khaled sees patients in Springfield, IL and Peoria, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Khaled is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Christopher T Mullett, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Mullett works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Peoria, IL. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Mullett 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.
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