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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Children seeking relief from colorectal disorders require the attention of trained specialists. Our colorectal program provides the highest quality care for children and their families. Our colorectal team is dedicated to providing expert diagnosis of colorectal disorders as well as personalized treatment plans. They are also world-renowned researchers and educators who are training the next generation of leaders in child health.
If your child has received or is preparing for surgery to correct their disorder, they also require specialized care to address complications, including colonic dysfunction, constipation and incontinence (inability to control bowel movement). Your child can receive that necessary care here, in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Patients are referred to Boston Children’s Colorectal Program from around the world for advanced testing and treatment of colorectal disorders, including:
The colorectal program at Boston Children’s is unique for many reasons, including our medicine-based approach. While between 10-30 percent of our patients require a surgical procedure (performed by our hospital’s world-class surgeons), the colorectal program is focused on therapeutic treatments beyond surgery.
We provide highly advanced evaluation for children with colorectal disorders.
Our team has led the development of new therapeutic options including:
Doctors at the colorectal program look at more than just the lower intestinal tract. For example, a patient with Hirschsprung’s disease may also have other complications or co-morbidities. From dieticians to geneticists to ear, nose and throat specialists, our integrated care team will listen to all the concerns of you and your child that may be related to their disorder, addressing each and every one.
For children scheduled for a surgical procedure, our care team will support your child before, during and long after the surgery is complete. We are with you for your entire journey, ultimately helping your child return to school, activities and a more normal life.
Current research related to colorectal disorders includes:
For an appointment, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please contact the Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center at 617-355-6055 or request an appointment online.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”