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:
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
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)
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.