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Pediatric gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

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Pediatric gastroenterologists in Nashville, Tennessee

Stomach pain in kids is as common as skinned knees and loose teeth, but when it interferes with your child's life, it may be time for a pediatric gastroenterologist.

If your child has a problem with their digestive system or liver, we have the training and expertise to help. Our physicians understand the ways your child's body differs from an adult's, and we can provide treatments ranging from dietary plans to complex surgical treatments.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) conditions we treat

Our hospital gives you access to an experienced care team of gastroenterologists where your child can get medical treatment for conditions such as:

  • Acid reflux disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Esophagitis
  • Feeding disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Stomach and duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcers)
  • Undernourishment, especially related to failure to thrive
  • Vomiting

Our gastroenterology services for kids

As part of our commitment to providing a full scope of pediatric care, we offer the specialized services your child needs to maintain their digestive health.

GI treatment options for children

Our board-certified pediatric GI doctors take the time to understand your child's condition by using advanced diagnostic tools. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we work with you to develop a treatment plan for your child. Treatment options for GI conditions may include dietary changes, medication or pediatric surgery.

Pediatric GI surgery

Some of the types of pediatric GI surgery we offer include:

  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastrostomy feeding tube (G-tube) placement
  • Nissen fundoplication (for GI reflux disease)

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