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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology | Dr. Kang and ChildThe Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois evaluates, treats and manages all forms of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas and nutrition conditions.

Our providers are trained in multiple subspecialties and collaborate with other specialists at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital to deliver multidisciplinary care. Our goal is to offer the best care to our patients through outpatient consultation, procedures, and inpatient care. The Digestive Disease Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center – connected to OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital – is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

OSF HealthCare participates in ImproveCareNow (ICN), a collaborative care network dedicated to optimizing care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. This network includes the top children’s hospitals across the U.S. We are the only center in downstate Illinois that participates in ICN. We have access to multiple research opportunities and protocols, including in esophageal diseases and allergic/eosinophilic GI conditions.

Procedures and Laboratory Studies
Anorectal manometry
Esophageal manometry
Bravo pH monitoring
Impedence/pH monitoring
Capsule endoscopy
Lactose, fructose, and small bowel bacterial overgrowth breath testing
Colonoscopy
Percutaneous liver biopsy
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP Suction rectal biopsy
Endoscopic ultrasound Upper GI endoscopy

 

Conditions Treated Include
Abdominal pain GI bleeding
Aero-digestive issues Hepatitis
Biliary atresia Inflammatory bowel disease
Constipation Irritable bowel syndrome
Crohn’s disease Jaundice
Diarrhea Malabsorption syndromes
Eosinophilic esophagitis Pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases
Eosinophilic/allergic GI diseases Peptic ulcer disease
Feeding issues Rare illnesses involving the GI tract
Foreign body ingestion Recurrent abdominal pain
Gall bladder diseases Short bowel syndrome/intestinal failure
Gastroesophageal reflux disease Ulcerative colitis
Gastrointestinal bleeding Vomiting

Gastroenterology Clinic Care Team

Articles

How to Deal with a Picky Eater – and When It Might Be Something More – Dr. Sandeep Gupta

 

Learn more about common children’s digestive problems here.

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