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Pediatric Gastroenterology Medical Services are available at the following Riverside Medical Clinic locations:


 
Brockton / Riverside
7117 Brockton Ave.


 

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Riverside Medical Clinic Pediatric Gastroenterology providers are here to care for your child when a stomachache may be more than just a stomachache. If your pediatrician has a question about your child’s esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, or pancreas. S/he may want to get a second opinion from our Pediatric Gastroenterologist. S/he knows what signs and symptoms to look for if your child’s pain needs attention.

Sometimes this specialty is called “GI care” (gastro-intestinal tract). The causes of GI problems in children can be quite different from adults. For example, they may be due to a nutritional problem or a digestive system problem. At times an emotional problem.

Using the latest methods and treatments, we offer diagnosis and care for conditions from the common to the complex, such as:

  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulosis of the colon
  • Unexplained weight loss/gain
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea and hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Hepatitis and liver diseases

What can I expect?

Your pediatric gastroenterologist will do a physical exam and look for any tenderness, organ enlargement or fullness beneath the skin.

He may ask you about

  • your child’s diet
  • family medical history (especially of IBD)
  • uncontrolled weight loss
  • vomiting or diarrhea
  • late puberty
  • fever

S/he could order tests such as a CT scan of the abdominal region, an ultrasound, MRI or endoscopy.

Here are a few websites you may find helpful.

GI Kids (help & hope for children with digestive disorders)

Just Like Me (for teens with IBD)

What’s a pediatric gastroenterologist?

Pediatric gastroenterologists are passionate about solving kids’ digestive issues. In addition to years of medical school, our providers undergo extensive training and specialize in the evaluation and treatment of children. Rest assured the Riverside Medical Clinic Pediatric Gastroenterology department is here to care for your child.


Ravi K. Berry, MD
Ravi K. Berry, MD
Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology
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