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The healthcare providers at Novant Health Pediatric Gastroenterology – Cornelius have years of experience diagnosing and treating digestive disorders and problems with nutrition in babies, children and teens. Our team uses advanced diagnostic tools to study your condition, and provide patients and parents with information to make educated decisions about care. Your care team will work with you to develop a management or treatment plan that works for you, your child and your family.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, also known as acid reflux)
  • Constipation
  • Infantile colic (common cause of discomfort in newborns)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases)
  • Allergic gastrointestinal disorder (a digestive problem caused by an allergic reaction)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Celiac disease (sensitivity to gluten)
  • Jaundice (a buildup of bilirubin in the blood marked by a yellowing of the skin)
  • Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
  • Fatty liver disease (extra fat in the liver)
  • Enlarged liver
  • Failure to thrive (insufficient weight gain or too much weight loss)
  • Cows-milk protein intolerance (common food allergy in babies)
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (condition in which the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes to digest food)
  • Obesity
  • Malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders
  • Short bowel syndrome (disorder of the small intestine leading to diarrhea and weight loss)

Our providers order screening tests or procedures when needed to accurately diagnose or investigate a health concern, or to help address a problem. These tests and procedures are available at a number of convenient locations. Prior to your appointment, you’ll learn more about our locations and scheduling. Tests and procedures regularly ordered by our providers include:

  • Upper endoscopy/EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy; a test to examine the upper digestive tract)
  • Colonoscopy (a test to examine the lower digestive tract)
  • Capsule endoscopy (a procedure that uses a very small wireless camera to take images of the digestive tract)
  • pH probe (a test to determine the pH level, or acidity, in the digestive tract)
  • Bravo pH monitoring (a test to measure reflux symptoms)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement (feeding tube placed into the stomach)
  • Manual disimpaction (for constipation relief)
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