Our services

Novant Health Pediatric Gastroenterology – Carmel delivers remarkable care for children’s feeding and digestive concerns close to where you live. Whether you need help making sure your newborn is getting adequate nutrition or your teenager gets care for a painful digestive issue, our providers are here for you. We will work with you and your child to create a treatment or management plan that achieves goals and works for your family.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; also called acid reflux)
  • Constipation
  • Infantile colic
  • Cow’s milk protein intolerance
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting or diarrhea not linked to an acute virus
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases)
  • Allergic gastrointestinal disorder (a digestive problem caused by an allergic reaction)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)
  • Jaundice (excessive bilirubin in the blood that causes yellowing of the skin)
  • Hepatitis (liver inflammation)
  • Fatty liver disease (excess fat in the liver)
  • Enlarged liver
  • Failure to thrive (insufficient weight gain or too much weight loss)
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (condition in which the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes to digest food)
  • Obesity
  • Malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders
  • Short bowel syndrome (condition of the small intestine leading to diarrhea and weight loss)

Our providers rely on the most advanced diagnostic testing available to investigate your child’s health concern. Screening tests and procedures we order 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 test using a small wireless camera to take images of the digestive tract)
  • pH probe (a test to determine the acid level of the digestive tract)
  • Bravo pH monitoring (a test to measure reflux symptoms)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube (feeding tube) placement
  • Manual disimpaction (for constipation relief)