When your child is facing a digestive-related medical condition that requires specialized care, it can be overwhelming. At HonorHealth Pediatric Gastroenterology - Shea, you and your child can feel confident that your family is in the hands of some of the most capable pediatric gastroenterology specialists in the area. With care that is made to meet your child’s unique needs, you’ll receive an in-depth treatment plan that will help manage your child’s symptoms, treat their illness and greatly improve their quality of life.
Our leading-edge practice allows us to diagnose and treat pediatric patients in our community with convenient access to appointments. We treat infants through those 18 years of age with some of the most advanced procedures and equipment available.
Some of the conditions we treat at HonorHealth include:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Cow’s milk protein intolerance
- Gastrointestinal bleeding and infections
- Feeding and swallowing problems
- Celiac disease
- Irritable bowel disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Liver and gallbladder disorders
- Pancreatic disorders
- Congenital gastrointestinal disorders
Why choose HonorHealth?
At HonorHealth, you and your child are the center of the care team. When you first visit our office for your child’s consultation, we’ll take a holistic look at your child’s health to develop an accurate diagnosis and care plan. Diagnostic tests may include labs, stool studies, imaging tools (X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI), colonic transit studies, pH testing, hydrogen breath tests, pill cameras and endoscopic procedures. When you leave each visit, you’ll receive an After Visit Summary that will outline what took place during your child’s appointment and next steps in the treatment plan, upcoming tests and more. Because we know that our pediatric patients often establish long-lasting relationships with their providers, we make continuity of care a priority for future visits in our practice whenever possible.
Many conditions can be managed through lifestyle, behavioral or precautionary changes, which we’ll outline for you as part of your child’s treatment plan. Medications may also be prescribed to further aid in treatment. Dietary support through registered dietitians may also be recommended.
Does your child need specialty care?
Sometimes, it can be hard to know when to seek out a specialist. If your child is facing any of the following symptoms, it might be time to visit us:
- Weight loss or poor growth
- Decreased appetite
- Coughing when eating
- Blood in the stool
- Vomiting blood
- Fecal incontinence
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Painful defecation
- Chronic diarrhea
- Constant/frequent heartburn
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic nausea and/or vomiting
- Recurrent canker sores