Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition (Gastroenterology)

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013-14 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, the Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is one of a select few in the nation that provides superior clinical care with renowned gastroenterologists who also lead national and international education initiatives and NIH-funded research.

Our board certified gastroenterologists work as a team with highly skilled nurses and registered dietitians to evaluate, diagnose and treat problems of the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas, while collaborating with other pediatric specialists such as endocrinologists, pediatric surgeons  and radiologists to provide complete, coordinated care.

Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive clinical care to infants, children and teenagers with a broad range of disorders of the digestive system, including:

  • Abdominal pain (recurrent/persistent)
  • Allergic bowel disease
  • Caustic ingestions
  • Celiac disease
  • Clostridium difficile infection (acute, chronic)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fatty liver
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Feeding disorders or difficulties
  • Food allergy (non lgE mediated)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal foreign bodies
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hepatitis (acute, chronic, A, B, C, metabolic)
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Malabsorption
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis (acute/chronic)
  • Polyps (gastrointestinal)
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Ulcer disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vomiting
  • Wilson’s disease

Connecticut Children’s GI specialists offer access to the latest clinical therapies and advanced treatment options for disease diagnosis and management, including:

  • 24-hour esophageal pH/impedance monitoring
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography
  • Esophageal dilatation
  • Esophageal vein sclerosis, banding
  • Fecal transplantation
  • Hydrogen breath testing for carbohydrate malabsorption, small bowel bacterial overgrowth
  • Liver biopsy
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy
  • Video capsule endoscopy