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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kang's residency was performed at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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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 gastroenterologist. Dr. Yaseen is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Punjab Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Western Reserve Care System.

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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 in Peoria, IL. After attending the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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

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

Dr. Zahangir Khaled is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khaled honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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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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