Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology

Ranked one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in Gastroenterology by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018, Valley Children’s specializes in the diagnosis and management of infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal and nutrition disorders.

The gastroenterology department at Valley Children’s specializes in the diagnosis and management of infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal and nutrition disorders. The department offers specialized programs for many gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, motility disorders, esophageal reflux, gastritis, gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagitis or unspecified abdominal pain.

We provide comprehensive evaluations, individualized treatment plans and extensive education to help children and their families manage gastrointestinal conditions and improve symptoms. Our expert team of pediatric gastroenterologists performs rare medical procedures such as endoscopic retrograde colangio pancreatography (ERCP) to examine gallbladder, pancreas and liver ducts, advanced motility testing and offer clinics dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease and obesity.

Our team also includes nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, child life specialists, social workers and psychologists who focus on treating the whole child. This approach enables us to deliver the highest level of individualized care and treatment to diagnose – and solve – even the most difficult conditions. The department serves about 16,000 outpatients a year at locations throughout Central California to provide care to children and families close to their homes. 


Patient Stories

Skilled, Loving Hands Provide 'Amazing' Care for Baby Jaxson

Ten-month-old Jaxson Bermele had a problem affecting his liver, a vital organ. The problem was so serious that without treatment, his liver could have failed. Invasive surgery was an option, but that would have required permanently removing a common bile duct, which can be a complicated procedure. But luckily for Jaxson and his family, Valley Children’s own Dr. Roberto Gugig is the only doctor in central California – and among the few in the state – certified to perform a remarkable procedure that fixes serious digestive problems without subjecting children to major surgery.

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News & Announcements

06/27/2017

Valley Children’s Ranked One of the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals in Multiple Specialties

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Valley Children’s Hospital as one of the best children’s hospitals in the ...

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