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Novant Health Pediatric Gastronenterology – Waverly serves babies, children and teens affected by nutritional or gastrointestinal conditions. Our specialists diagnose and treat common and complex problems of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, colon, liver and pancreas. They also can help you address disorders that might be limiting your child’s ability to absorb or retain nutrients, or to grow and gain weight normally.

Conditions we regulary diagnose and manage 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)
  • 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)