DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan’s Gastroenterology program is ranked among America's best in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals survey.
The Division of Gastroenterology offers a full range of investigative services in addition to consultations.
The gastroenterology division uses state-of-the-art technology for procedures such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy, removal of foreign body, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy, small intestinal biopsy, and rectal suction biopsies, pancreatic function studies, breth hydrogen test, single and two-level extended intraesophageal pH monitoring, percutaneous closed liver biopsy, percutaneous gastrostomy tube insertion, variceal banding, and sclerotherapy. In addition the department offers motility studies including esophageal and anorectal manometry.
The division has ongoing clinical research studies to evaluate inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic osophagitis, constipation and small intestinal backterial overgrowth.
Conditions and treatments include; abnormal defecation after anorectal surgeries, atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, constipation, GERD, encopresis, fecal incontinence, Hirschsprung’s disease, liver disease and transplant, non-cardiac chest pain, short gut syndrome and swallowing difficulties. A Pediatric Crohn's and Colitis Family Support Group and Celiac Family Support Group also meet on a quarterly basis.
Locations: Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clinton Township, Detroit, Southfield