Gastroenterology

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We provide comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with digestive (stomach and intestines), pancreatic, liver and nutritional problems.

Why Le Bonheur Children's? 

  • We have the only pediatric liver transplant program in the state.
  • Our doctors use less invasive forms of testing when possible, like the pill cam – a swallowable camera that captures images of the GI tract.
  • We are recognized as a “Center of Experience” by the Oley Foundation, a national non-profit that supports patients who are dependent on home intravenous and tube feeding.

Our Team

Specialized Clinics

Feeding and Swallowing
Pediatric gastroenterologists offer a complete assessment and plan for children with feeding and swallowing disorders.

Children’s Intestinal Rehab Clinic at Le Bonheur (CIRCLe)
Specialists treat children with intestinal disease in our CIRCLe Clinic. The care team, which includes pharmacists and dieticians, focuses on patients’ growth and development, building a dietary plan that ensures proper nutrition. The goal of the clinic is to help patients eat on their own.

Liver
Patients with liver disease are treated and prepared for liver transplantation. Patients receive follow-up care in the clinic once they’ve received a transplant.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Patients with inflammation of the esophagus are treated by a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric allergist.

Satellite Clinics
Our pediatric gastroenterologists hold regular clinics in Jackson, Tenn., and Tupelo, Miss.

Pediatric GI Surgery

Treatment for your child’s gastrointestinal condition may require surgery. Le Bonheur offers the very best in pediatric GI surgery and uses more minimally invasive techniques for a broader range of conditions than any institution in our region. Our surgeons are all board certified and fellowship trained in pediatric surgery. They operate only on kids and have more experience working with kids and families than any other surgeons in the region.

Research

Our specialists are also researchers and teachers in partnership with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Le Bonheur is home to The Morgan Foundation, which supports the research of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease.

We treat:

Chronic constipation

Chronic diarrhea

Feeding and swallowing disorders

Food allergies

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Liver disease

Nutritional problems

Pancreatic insufficiency

Short bowel syndrome

Inflammatory bowel disease

Why Choose Le Bonheur?

At Le Bonheur Children’s, we measure and track our treatment to improve the care we offer families – and to provide a greater level of transparency about our program.

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