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Dr. Kennedy Pediatric gastroenterologists are specially trained to perform diagnostic tests of a child’s digestive system. Special instruments, such as endoscopes, are used to examine the inside of the digestive tract or obtain tissue samples (biopsies). Endoscopic procedures pediatric gastroenterologists perform include esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy. Pediatric gastroenterologists also treat bleeding, swallowing problems, or other problems encountered in the intestines. They have extensive expertise in managing nutritional problems in children, including placement and management of feeding tubes and intravenous nutrition and diagnosing and treating infants, children, and teens with liver disease.

Pediatric gastroenterologists generally provide treatment for the following:

  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (reflux or GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Acute or chronic abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic or severe diarrhea
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
  • Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity)
  • Feeding disorders


The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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