Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Overview

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Who we are

Boston Children's Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation team actively participates in research focused on the treatment and understanding of short bowel syndrome and has made major contributions to the field. Boston Children's doctors developed the serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) procedure, a breakthrough surgical technique that lengthens the bowels of children with short bowel syndrome.

Our expertise

Short bowel syndrome is a complex and often devastating disorder caused by the loss of part of the small bowel. Treatment options for children with this condition include nutritional management, medical services or surgical services.

Old-fashioned lifeline

Read how a fish oil called Omegaven is helping patients like little Ellie Brogan.  

STEP Webcast
Watch surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital perform a serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) bowel lengthening and tapering procedure on a patient with short bowel syndrome (SBS) during a live webcast.  

Expert Team

The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who come together to provide patients with comprehensive, expert care. This includes bowel rehabilitation, the use of innovative hepato-protective therapy (Omegaven) and intestinal and multivisceral transplant. The team actively participates in research focused on the treatment and understanding of short bowel syndrome and has made major contributions to the field, including the development of a groundbreaking surgical procedure.

Our team includes:

  • Physicians trained in surgery, gastroenterology and nutrition
  • Fellows in pediatric surgery and gastroenterology
  • Registered dietitians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Social Worker 
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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