What We Treat

We treat and manage general and complex gastrointestinal (digestive) conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Celiac disease
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
    Congenital metabolism problems
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Feeding problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Poor growth
  • Reflux
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vomiting

We also treat liver and nutritional disorders, including:

  • A1AD
  • Acute liver failure
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Byer’s disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Enlarged liver
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Intrahepatic cholestasis (I, II and II)
  • Jaundice
  • Liver abscess
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver transplant
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Wilson’s disease

Services We Offer

We offer a number of specialized services for children and teenagers with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders, including:

Aerodigestive Center

Our team is dedicated to finding the right answers and treatments for children with complex airway and digestive tract disorders.

Learn more about our Aerodigestive Center

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and gastroenteritis services

We offer consultations from a gastroenterologist, allergist and nutritionist, all in the same clinic. Some of the conditions we treat include allergic gastrointestinal disease (gastroenteritis), eosinophilic esophagitis and food allergies that affect the gastrointestinal tract.

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT)

Fecal microbiota transplantation is a procedure that transfers a healthy donor’s stool into a recipient’s digestive system to eliminate “bad’’ bacteria such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff). The procedure replaces the infectious bacteria with healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.

Contact Marie Gay at 404-785-7798 for more information.

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General gastroenterology services

We provide general care to gastroenterology patients. We also have specialists who treat many conditions.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) care

Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is a chronic disorder that causes an inflammation in the small and large intestines. IBD is one of the most common chronic diseases among children and teenagers.

Learn more about IBD care

Integrated enteral feeds advancement team (IEAT)

We have a multidisciplinary clinic for children with feeding tubes who may eventually be able to take most of their nutrition by mouth.

Learn more about IEAT

Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

We provide comprehensive care for children with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. We offer a full range of services, from medical to nutritional and surgical management.

Learn more about our Intestinal Rehab Program

Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program

We care for children with surgical diseases resulting in constipation, diarrhea, soiling and/or pain as a consequence of the disease.

Learn more about our Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program

Liver Disease Program

We have one of the Southeast’s leading pediatric liver disease programs. We treat many liver-related conditions and complications.

Learn more about our Liver Disease Program

Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program

Our experts create highly specialized treatment plans for children who have digestion issues due to problems related to contractions of the gastric muscles (motility).

Learn more about our Neurogastroenterology and Motility Team

Strong4Life Clinic

Through our Strong4Life Clinic, we provide a holistic approach to obesity and weight-related conditions. Families complete a nutritional assessment with a dietician to develop family-based lifestyle changes—with medication, if needed—to improve long-term health.

Learn more about our Strong4Life Clinic

Procedures

  • Endoscopy: An endoscope is a lighted, flexible instrument containing a computer chip and camera that is attached to a TV monitor. It’s used to examine the upper or lower GI tract.
  • Capsule endoscopy: Capsule endoscopy uses a pill-sized video camera that is swallowed to allow a doctor to examine the middle part of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Upper endoscopy: Upper endoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to see the esophagus (food tube), stomach and the first part of the small intestine with an endoscope—a lighted, flexible instrument.
  • Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a test that examines the large intestine by inserting a long, flexible, lighted tube (colonoscope) into the rectum.
  • Bravo pH testing: The Bravo™ pH Monitoring System measures pH to test for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in older children. The doctor implants a small, temporary device on the wall of your child’s esophagus during an endoscopy. The device collects data about acid levels.
  • pH probe study: A pH probe study measures the acid levels inside of the esophagus to test for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in younger children. The doctor inserts a thin probe through the nose and into your child’s esophagus to record acid levels.
  • Manometry: Manometry is a test that examines how rectal muscles and nerves are working. The test helps determine the cause of anorectal constipation or encopresis (stool leakage). The doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into the rectum to record pressure. A small balloon attached to the tube may be inflated to assess reflexes.

Our Unique Approach

Children’s is home to one of the leading pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition programs in the country. In 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked our Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Program as one of the best in the nation. Our multidisciplinary team combines expertise in pediatric gastroenterology with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to provide outstanding care to children with digestive problems.

Meet the Team

Meet our gastroenterology team

Locations

Egleston hospital

1405 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322-1062

Children's at Satellite Boulevard

2660 Satellite Blvd.

Duluth, GA 30096-5803

Children's at Cobb

1371 Church Street Extension

Marietta, GA 30060-7913

Children's at North Druid Hills

1605 Chantilly Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30324-3269

Emory Children's Center Building

2015 Uppergate Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322-1015

St. Mary's Athens

1230 Baxter Street

Athens, GA 30606