Pediatric Gastroenterology in Dallas, TX
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What is pediatric gastroenterology?
Pediatric gastroenterology pertains to the assessment and management of gastrointestinal (GI)-related issues in children from birth to 18 years of age. Pediatric digestive disorders need to be treated and cared for by keeping a child's body and physical makeup in mind. A pediatric gastroenterologist is a pediatrician who has completed three additional years of advanced training for GI conditions in young people. They can address each aspect of a child's treatment, including diagnostic testing, treatment plans, anesthesia, and medical imaging.
The pediatric gastroenterologists at Digestive Health Associates of Texas are board-certified in pediatric gastroenterology. Many of our pediatric physicians also provide care for pediatric liver conditions and feeding issues. They work with kids spanning many ages, evaluate and treat gastrointestinal conditions and concerns, and are skilled in recognizing symptoms and signs of GI issues that affect children. Our providers utilize child-friendly clinical atmospheres and provide personalized care for kids to create the best possible experience. To find a provider who offers pediatric digestive care in Dallas, TX, please contact us today.
Gastrointestinal issues in children
Working in close collaboration with a child's primary care pediatrician, our Dallas, TX pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that may affect children and teens, including:
- Childhood obesity
- GERD/acid reflux
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) – ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
- Eosinophilic esophagitis (an allergic condition in the esophagus)
- Recurrent vomiting
- Peptic ulcers
- Celiac disease
- Liver disease
- Food intolerance
- Diet and nutrition
- Inability to thrive, poor development, and problems gaining weight
Common pediatric GI problems:
- Queasiness or nausea
- Inability to gain weight or weight loss
- Gas or bloating
- Loose, watery bowel movements
- Infrequent bowel movements
- Blood in the stool
- Pain in the stomach region
- Swallowing/feeding difficulties
Common pediatric GI procedures:
- Foreign object retrieval
- Small bowel endoscopy
- Liver biopsy
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Esophageal dilation
- Feeding tube placement (PEG or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)
- Upper endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD)
- Colonoscopy (lower endoscopy)
Pediatric care for GI health
At Digestive Health Associates of Texas, we recognize the importance of finding a doctor you can speak openly with and depend on, and our physicians are dedicated to providing exceptional communication with kids and their parents/guardians. In addition, we believe it's important for parents/guardians to fully understand any testing and therapy their child might need. Our gastroenterologists consistently offer patient support to enable caregivers to learn about the GI condition their child is experiencing, ways to care for their child's GI concerns, and how to manage their GI health at home. Contact us today to connect with a provider who offers pediatric GI care in Dallas, TX.
Linda Weber is very caring in this office; she is Practice manger for Dr. David Magee. I am doing my Colonoscopy next week with Dr. Magee.
Dr. Michael Russo is very well mannered and caring dr. Who take as much interest in your child health as a parent you would do. We came to him from another GI dr for my son and he talked about the medicine and overall picture of his health. His office staff and assistant is awesome too. Always good in responding to my concern and questions. Dr. Russo is so easy to reach out to and he personally respond to your question and concern. I am so grateful that we found him for our son. God bless him for all he does for his patients. I must recommend him 👍
Dr. Abraham is a kind & understanding doctor, always willing to listen, then make a recommendation, he has been my doctor for many years & I look forward to continuing my visits in the future.
My televisit with Megan Canady went very smoothly. She was thorough, decisive and friendly.
He was great, I felt very comfortable and very confident. Would recommend him to all my friends and family.