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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Yaseen is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College. He trained at Western Reserve Care System for his residency.

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

Dr. Sandeep Gupta practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gupta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kang accepts. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. 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
 

Dr. Issam El Halabi works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He graduated from 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Khaled is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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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.