Digestive, liver, and nutritional problems in children often are quite different from those seen in adults. Pediatric gastroenterologists use their expertise to treat infants, children and teens.

Pediatric gastroenterologists are specially trained to perform diagnostic tests of a child's digestive system. Special instruments, such as endoscopes, are used to examine the inside of the digestive tract or obtain tissue samples (biopsies). Endoscopic procedures pediatric gastroenterologists perform include esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy.

At Marshall Health, our pediatric gastroenterologist provides specialized treatment for:

  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (reflux or GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Acute or chronic abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic or severe diarrhea
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
  • Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity)
  • Feeding disorders¬†

Marshall Pediatrics

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1300
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

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