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Ann Scheimann M.D.
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 200 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, obesity ... (Read more)
Kathleen B. Schwarz M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine)
Address: 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-8765
Clinical Interests: cirrhosis, inflammatory bowel disease, liver transplant ... (Read more)
Maria M. Oliva-Hemker M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 601 N Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis ... (Read more)
Richard M. Katz M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Wikrom Karnsakul M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 200 NORTH Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Clinical Interests: liver transplant, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Kalpana Murthy M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2411 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Carmelo Cuffari M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 601 N Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease ... (Read more)
Ms. Gia M. Bradley M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 2411 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-601-8663
Dr. David N. Tuchman M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 2411 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-601-8663
Dr. Runa Diwadkar Watkins M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-6749
Steven J. Czinn MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-6749
Dr. Howard Aaron Kader M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-6749
Samra S. Blanchard MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-6749
Dr. Suchitra K. Hourigan B.M.B.CH.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2401 W Belvedere Avenue, Arlington, MD 21215
Clinical Interests: blood disorders, nutrition issues
Susan Wright Aucott M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: MD
Phone: 410-955-5259
Jay Perman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-6749
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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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