Pediatric gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing and treating digestive system and nutritional problems in children. The digestive system or gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Pediatric gastroenterologists focus on the unique health needs of infants, children and teens with digestive problems. Children are not small adults. Their medical and emotional needs are different from adults’ needs.
A pediatric gastroenterologist typically:
A pediatric gastroenterologist may also be known by the following names: children’s gastroenterologist, GI for kids, pediatric GI doctor, or children’s GI specialist.
There are 1862 specialists practicing Pediatric Gastroenterology in the United States with an overall average rating of 3.8 stars. There are 345 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Pediatric Gastroenterology specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.