Pediatric Gastroenterology

Our team of pediatric gastroenterologists uses innovative state-of-the-art techniques and therapies, along with pioneering research, to treat both simple and highly complex and rare diseases that affect your child’s gastrointestinal (GI) system. The GI system is responsible for moving food, digesting food, absorbing nutrients, and removing waste. 

Our expansive team of pediatric gastroenterologists are experts in all organs in the GI system, including the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Our large-volume center with a proven track record was established decades ago and serves as a training site for future gastroenterologists.

Comprehensive team

Doctors are supported by a comprehensive team of dedicated care coordinators, registered dietitians, gastrostomy tube (G-tube) nurses, social workers, pediatric psychologists and nurse practitioners, all with specific training in gastroenterology. We partner with Stanford Health Care’s Digestive Health Center to provide the very latest treatments available through clinical trials and cutting-edge research.

Our comprehensive pediatric advanced endoscopy program empowers us to provide therapies that are often not available elsewhere. Because we employ dedicated pediatric endoscopists rather than adult endoscopists—a rarity among GI centers—we take our care further. Endoscopy allows our GI team to diagnose and treat conditions using minimally invasive procedures that promote shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries, and better overall outcomes. By collaborating with our interventional radiology team we provide minimally invasive interventional gastroenterology procedures that are easier on patients. Our hospital is also advancing pediatric endoscopy by designing smaller instruments and scopes specific to children.   

Conditions we treat