Pediatric gastroenterologists treat patients who
have disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large
intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder and pancreas. At Beaumont
Children's we care for patients from the newborn period to the
college years and parents can feel confident that their children will
receive expert care from our board certified physicians.
The Beaumont pediatric gastroenterology program
helps patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis and we take care of more children with
IBD than any center in the state of Michigan. Crohn's disease and
ulcerative colitis are chronic disorders that affect 1.4 million
Americans, 30% of whom are diagnosed in childhood. We also have
extensive experience with allergic gastrointestinal disorders such as
eosinophilic esophagitis and have seen a marked increase in this
condition over the past ten years. For these conditions, we work closely
with our pediatric allergists and immunologists to minimize
fragmentation of care.
Beaumont pediatric gastroenterologists help patients with the least
invasive approach but, if indicated, we perform other procedures.
Currently, we perform over 800 of these procedures each year which
- capsule endoscopy (camera in the intestine)
- esophageal pH probe (to measure acid reflux in the esophagus)
- motility studies of the esophagus, rectum, liver biopsies
- upper endoscopy (light into the stomach)