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Vani Gopalareddy MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine)
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-381-6850
Clinical Interests: feeding disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux (GERD) ... (Read more)
Victor Pineiro-Carrero MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-381-6850
Clinical Interests: acid reflux (GERD), capsule endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease ... (Read more)
William Stokes Houck III M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204
Lay Har Cheng MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-381-2000
Clinical Interests: feeding disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux (GERD) ... (Read more)
Dr. Timothy Menz MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 2711 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-316-5060
Ricardo Caicedo MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-381-6850
Clinical Interests: feeding disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux (GERD) ... (Read more)
Jason Dranove MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-381-2000
Clinical Interests: feeding disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux (GERD) ... (Read more)
Mary Boulware NP
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Clinical Interests: liver transplant
Ameesh Shah MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1701 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Clinical Interests: eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
Daniel Kelly MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-381-6850
Melanie K. Rhue MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.89 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2711 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Tiffany Linville MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Lisa Summers MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-381-2000
Ann Linn PA
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-381-2000
Jerome Menendez NP
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-381-6850
Emmala Waduge FNP
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 1001 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-381-6850
Clinical Interests: inflammatory bowel disease, percutaneous gastrostomy
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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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