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The Gastroenterology program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is ranked among America's best in U.S. News Media Group's 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals survey.

The Division of Gastroenterology offers comprehensive medical care and investigative services to infants, children and adolescents with gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders. More than 8,000 patients per year are seen in the different clinic locations. More than 1,600 endoscopic procedures are performed each year on children with gastrointestinal disorders.

The Division includes several full-time physician faculty members, nurse practitioners, and nutritionists highly specialized in caring for children with gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

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, pH/impedance 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 bacterial overgrowth.

Diagnostic and treatment services for children with a wide range of both common and rare gastrointestinal disorders are performed.  Some of the conditions commonly seen include;

  • Abdominal pain     
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Failure to thrive
  • Feeding disorders
  • Malabsorption 
  • Celiac disease 
  • Obesity and obesity-related gastrointestinal disorders
  • Constipation and encopresis
  • Abnormal defecation after anorectal surgeries
  • Defecation and voiding dysfunction
  • Short-bowel syndrome        
  • Biliary atresia 
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Metabolic liver diseases
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Liver clinic
  • Liver disease and transplant 
  • Pancreatic diseases

  • The Children's Hospital of Michigan Gastroenterology Division started the first Crohns and Colitis Support Group for Pediatrics in the State of Michigan. The Pediatric Crohn's and Colitis Family Support Group and Celiac Family Support Group meet on a quarterly basis.

    Locations: Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clinton Township, Detroit, Southfield ,Temporary Troy and Troy Center (Spring 2016).

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