Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and teenagers with diseases of the digestive tract or liver. Gastrointestinal (GI) problems in children may be quite different from those of adults, not only in presentation but also in types of diseases.
Mayo Clinic offers a complete service of diagnostic and endoscopic practice, including liver transplantation in the pediatric age group. Using the latest methods and state-of-the-art facilities, Mayo's multidisciplinary team approach involves many pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, as well as radiology and pathology.
Specialty clinics and services
Multispecialty clinics that serve children and teenagers include Mayo's pediatric:
- Aerodigestive Clinic — sees children with complex conditions of the upper airway, lungs and upper digestive tract, including problems with sleep and feeding
- Celiac Clinic — provides the latest methods in diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease in children
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic — provides the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
- Esophageal Clinic — provides care for the primary esophageal diseases of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia and congenital esophageal conditions
- Feeding Clinic — evaluates and treats children who have feeding disorders
- General GI Clinic — assesses and treats children who have common GI complaints, such as vomiting, diarrhea or poor weight gain
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for Children — provides the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Liver Clinic — focuses on metabolic, infectious and congenital diseases of the liver
Among many expert services for children and teenagers, Mayo Clinic offers:
- An endoscopy unit that provides the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including interventional endoscopic procedures
- Support for the practicing pediatric provider to care for common GI conditions, such as constipation and GERD
- Fecal transplant program for children with refractory Clostridium difficile infection, to restore normal gut bacteria
To improve diagnosis and treatment techniques, many experts participate in basic and translational research studies in areas such as pediatric IBD, EoE, celiac disease and liver disease.
Make an appointment at Mayo Clinic Children's Center and learn about patient services.