Gastroenterology Procedure Unit
Who we are
Children's Gastroenterology Procedure Unit offers exceptional care for children with gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders, as well as aerodigestive disorders.
Children's Gastroenterology Procedure Unit specializes in allergic and eosinophilic disorders, Celiac disease, chronic diarrhea, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, pancreatic disease, malabsorption disorders, recurrent respiratory disorders and more. Ongoing research projects include use of endoscopic ultrasound, sedation for procedures, chronic esophageal disease, polyposis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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Nineteen attending physicians, 12 nurses and six endoscopy technicians support the day-to-day practice of the unit. All nurses and physicians are certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
Our team also assists in the care of children with life-threatening cases in other areas of the hospital, such as the intensive care and surgical units, using our portable equipment.
Meet the director, Dr. Victor Fox
Our faculty works on the forefront of care and research within gastroenterology. Here, Dr. Fox, director of the GPU, discusses the recurrence of juvenile polyps in children. His work is a result of collaboration with specialists through Children's.
Conditions & Treatments
- Adenovirus infections
- Binge eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Crohn's disease
- Ehlers danlos syndrome
- Group B streptococcus (GBS)
- Healthful eating for teens
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Rotavirus infections
- Stomach and duodenal ulcers
- Upper GI Series (Gastrointestinal Series)
- Anorectal malformation
- Biliary atresia
- Celiac disease
- Diagnosis of digestion and liver problems
- Gallstones (cholelithiasis)
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Helicobacter pylori
- In Utero TORCH infections
- Nuclear medicine gastrointestinal bleeding (GI bleed) scan
- Pyloric stenosis
- Self-induced vomiting
- Ulcerative colitis