Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition

Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialists

We provide diagnosis and treatment of common gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents. Our skilled professionals are dedicated to caring for children with abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and gastroesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and weight problems.

In addition, we offer comprehensive care for more complex disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, cyclic vomiting, and motility disorders, short bowel syndrome and home nutrition support, pancreatic and biliary disorders, and metabolic disease affecting the liver or intestine.

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Specialty Areas

Feeding Tube

Our therapeutic feeding clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to children with swallowing and feeding difficulties and is attended by a pediatric gastroenterologist, speech therapist, physical therapist, and pediatric dietitian.

Nutrition Support

We provide nutrition support for children who have weight problems, short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure. In addition, our pediatric dietician can customize nutrition plans that work best for your child

General Pediatric GI

We offer an array of general pediatric GI services to diagnose and treat common GI disorders in children. From bowel disorders to liver disease, we provide medical services to all. 

Pancreas and Biliary Clinic

The Pancreas and Biliary Clinic provides comprehensive care for patients with hereditary and chronic pancreatitis and biliary tract disorders.

Common GI Disorders & Conditions

We strive to improve the quality of life for children with GI disease and assist other related conditions. Below are some common disorders that we see regularly. 

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Cyclic vomiting and motility disorders 
  • Short bowel syndrome 
  • Pancreatic and biliary disorders 
  • Metabolic disease affecting the liver or intestine
  • Functional bowel disorders
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Feeding difficulty
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis


Gastroenteritis in children is an infection of the intestines that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Pediatric Gastroenteritis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) commonly affects children's large intestines. It can cause abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.

Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome

GI Labs 

At CHRISTUS Health, we provide state-of-the-art GI tests that can help detect various GI issues. Those labs include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • ERCP and pancreatography
  • pH-impedance studies
  • Motility studies
  • Liver biopsy

CHRISTUS Children's - Gastroenterology Clinic

CHRISTUS Children's Gastroenterology Clinic has a team of professionals providing diagnosis and treatment of common and complex gastrointestinal conditions experienced by children of all ages from premature infants through adolescence.

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