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Digestive Health in Children

Digestive Health in Children

Although difficulty with digestion, elimination or nutrition can interfere with everyday life and even may create life-threatening problems for your child or teen, you can find complete, top-quality care nearby, no matter where you live in Oklahoma or across the region.

Children’s Digestive Health Care Close to Home

Take advantage of the comprehensive, multidisciplinary, team-based approach to caring for children’s digestive health or liver conditions when you work with expert pediatric gastroenterologists at The Children’s Hospital at OU Health in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

At The Children’s Hospital, you and your child, teen or young adult, from newborn to 20 years of age, get access to the full spectrum of gastrointestinal tests, treatments and services, many found nowhere else in Oklahoma or the surrounding area, including clinical trials and research conducted through our academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, that helps develop innovative treatment options.

Caring for Pediatric Digestive Health Conditions

Trust the pediatric gastroenterology specialists at The Children’s Health to diagnose and manage gastrointestinal motility and aerodigestive disorders – in the only established program found in Oklahoma – for conditions affecting both the airway and the digestive tract, as well as liver diseases (hepatology) and a wide range of pediatric digestive health conditions such as:

Comprehensive Services for Children’s Digestive Health

In Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive program for pediatric digestive diseases, liver disorders and nutritional disorders, you’ll work with The Children’s Health’s multidisciplinary team of children’s gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition experts who deliver advanced, evidence-based services such as:

  • Endoscopic diagnostic testing, including capsule endoscopy, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, esophageal dilation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) / reflux testing
  • Gastrointestinal motility testing for problems with the function of gastrointestinal (GI) nerves and muscle, an advanced program serving the entire region available in Oklahoma only at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, one of just a few hospitals in the United States
  • Hepatology and liver transplant services through Oklahoma’s only comprehensive multidisciplinary pediatric liver program, offering liver biopsy and the innovative FibroScan® ultrasound procedure for liver testing, as well as a specialized hepatitis C treatment program
  • Hydrogen breath testing
  • ImproveCareNow for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children, Oklahoma’s only program that participates in the national network for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, a designation that assures you of access to additional expertise
  • Intestinal rehabilitation program for partial loss of intestines (short gut syndrome), another service found in Oklahoma exclusively at OU Health

Your Expert Care Team for Pediatric Digestive Health

When you choose The Children’s Hospital for your child’s digestive health services, you benefit from family-focused care that includes you as a member of your child’s care team. Your OU Health team members also include board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, hepatologists and pediatricians, as well as pediatric nutrition specialists, psychologists and speech pathologists.

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment with an OU Health pediatric digestive health specialist.

Call (405) 271-6549 in Oklahoma City or (918) 619-4300 in Tulsa.