What We Treat

  • Anorectal malformations (birth defects of the anus and rectum)
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Pelvic and spinal tumors
  • Neurogenic bowel and bladder
  • Refractory/idiopathic constipation
  • Colorectal problems
  • Fecal incontinence due to neurological compromise

Services We Offer

Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons and specialists offer clinic every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Judson L. Hawk Jr., M.D., Clinic for Children. Social workers and nursing care are available.

Make an appointment

We are currently accepting referrals from pediatric specialists as well as self-referrals. Email our nurse at pelvicanorectal@choa.org with your child's name, date of birth and phone number to schedule an appointment. We will complete an "intake" that time and schedule your appointment.

Bowel Management Booty Camp

Booty Camp is a seven-day outpatient program for children dealing with fecal incontinence, along with their parents and caregivers. At the end of the week, families will have:

  • A child who is continent every 24 hours using their customized treatment plan
  • An understanding of how continence works
  • Information on why their child soils
  • A support network of families who understand what you are experiencing

Patients with the following conditions are candidates to attend:

  • Anorectal malformations, such as imperforate anus
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Spinal or sacral disorders that affect the bowel (spina bifida, tethered cord, myelomeningocele, tumors or absent sacrum)
  • Motility disorders
  • Severe constipation (with poor response to past treatment)

Upcoming Camps

June 9 to June 15, 2020

July 14 to July 20,2020

Contact Kathleen Hoff, P.A., at 404-785-KIDS (5437) or email colorectal.clinic@choa.org to participate.

Our Unique Approach

A child born with a condition like anorectal malformation or who has experienced tumors or trauma in the pelvis may have bowel accidents even if he had surgery earlier in life. At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we understand how this issue affects all areas of a child’s and parent’s life. That’s why we have programs to help improve your child’s and family’s quality of life.

Meet the Team

Led by Megan Durham, M.D., Medical Director, Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program, our team of experts cares for patients with conditions resulting in incontinence due to pelvic and anorectal conditions. Each of our providers specializes in the medical and surgical care of this patient population from birth through early adulthood. Our team includes the following providers:

General surgeons


Advanced Practice Providers

  • Kathleen T Hoff
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nancy Morris
  • Registered Nurse
  • Caitlyn Mueller, RN
  • Registered Nurse
  • Samantha O'Connor, RN
  • Registered Nurse