We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists near Peoria, IL.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Mohammad Yaseen M.D.
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 is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Yaseen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and a graduate of Western Reserve Care System's residency program.

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

Dr. Ian Kang works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Peoria, IL. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Kang completed a residency program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

Read more
Dr. Christopher Mullett D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 401
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Mullett is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Mullett is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Fitzsimons Army Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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

Dr. Sandeep Gupta's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

Read more

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.31 stars (4 ratings)
900 Main Street; Suite 490
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Zahangir Khaled works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL and Peoria, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Khaled takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

Read more

Insurance

Reviews

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.