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Novant Health Pediatric Gastroenterology – Steelecroft cares for babies, children and teenagers suffering from nutritional concerns or digestive issues affecting the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver or pancreas. Our providers have years of experience diagnosing and managing common and complex concerns. Whether your child’s issue is causing discomfort or affecting his or her development, you deserve a prompt diagnosis so you can choose the treatment plan right for your child and your family.

Conditions we regularly treat include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; 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)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • 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)

We use screening tools and procedures to investigate, and in some cases treat, digestive problems. These tests and procedures are available at convenient locations throughout our region. Our services 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 small wireless camera to take images of the digestive tract)
  • pH probe (a test to determine the pH level, or acidity, of 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)