Our Approach

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition provides diagnosis and treatment of common gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents. These include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and gastroesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and weight problems. We also provide 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 liver or intestine.

Our skilled professionals are dedicated to the care of children with gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatobiliary disorders. We are committed to the mission of the CHRISTUS Health system and The Children's Hospital of San Antonio where we will put our children first. We strive to improve the quality of life for children with GI disease, and to assist other disciplines through consultation.

We offer consultative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services for pediatric patients with a variety of disorders, including:

  • Functional bowel disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Feeding difficulty
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis

Our Location

Goldsbury Center for Children and Families
333 North Santa Rosa Street
2nd Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78207


Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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If This Is a Medical Emergency, Please Dial 911

NOTE: A representative from CHRISTUS Health will contact you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

Our Team

McLoughlin, Lucille

Lucille McLoughlin, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

James Noel

James Noel, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

R. Adam Noel

Robert (Adam) Noel, MD

Pediatrician, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Javier Monagas

Javier Monagas, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology