Pediatric gastroenterology is performed specifically with a child’s body and anatomy in mind. Children’s gastrointestinal disorders and treatment procedures vary greatly from the approach that would be taken for adult gastroenterology.
Pediatric trained professionals handle every aspect of the child’s care including anesthesia and medical imaging, and are dedicated to keeping children focused on enjoying their childhood, rather than on their digestive disorder.
Digestive disorders and conditions in children can be chronic (long-lasting), or very sudden (acute). Most conditions are not life-threatening, however, some may require immediate attention. Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists are experts in recognizing symptoms and signs in children’s bodies and giving the most effective treatment. Our doctors utilize child-friendly treatment environments and appropriate bedside manner for children to ensure the most comfortable patient experience.
Help your child’s digestive system stay healthy by helping them drink plenty of water and eating a healthy diet. Eating foods rich in fiber, and plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will help their body grow properly and stay healthy. Getting regular exercise also helps their digestive system move and operate at its best.
Digestive Disorders in Children
The digestive system includes the food pipe (esophagus), stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, large bowel, and small bowel. Our pediatric gastroenterologists are highly experienced at treating children with disorders in the digestive system.
Common gastrointestinal conditions that are treated in children:
- Acid reflux (heartburn) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Abdominal/belly pain
- Allergies to food-Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, etc.
- Bleeding- from the bottom, or vomiting blood
- Diet and Nutrition
- Failure to thrive, poor growth, cannot gain weight
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Nausea and vomiting
Common pediatric procedures performed:
- Upper endoscopy- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Lower endoscopy- Colonoscopy
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Capsule endoscopy
- Feeding tube placement – Pecrutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Liver biopsy
- Esophageal dilation
- Foreign body removal
Awards and Testimonials
DFW CHILD magazine: Mom-approved doctor
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Career Development Award
Named one of the “Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas”
“Love the way Dr. Dave communicates with the kids as well as the parents.”
– Jodi R.
“Thank you for curing my slow digestive system. Because of you, I am eating better, I don’t have stomach problems anymore, and my appetite has increased. I appreciate what you have done for me. You’re the best!”
“Very knowledgeable, doesn’t rush and takes her time, explains everything very well and is approachable.”
– Taylor S.
“She is very clear and explains what’s going on and what’s going to happen very well. My family feels very comfortable with her.”
– M. Brown
Our Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Jack An, M.D.
John Baker, M.D.
Kendall Brown, M.D.
Lillienne Chan, M.D.
Mona Dave, M.D.
Mary Allyson Lowry, M.D.
Sara Waller Rippel, M.D.
Michael Russo, M.D.
Sadaf Saghier, M.D.
Annette Whitney, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Locations
7777 Forest Lane, Suite C522 , Dallas, TX 75230
12200 Park Central Dr., Suite 403, Dallas, TX 75251
2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
9250 N. Dallas Parkway, Ste. 110, Frisco, TX 75033
13192 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
106 Highland Way, Madison, MS 39110
7000 W. Plano Pkwy, Ste. 110, Plano, TX 75093
7211 Preston Rd, Ste. 3500, Plano, TX 75024
6300 W. Parker Rd, Ste. 428, Plano, TX 75093
4200 W. University Dr., Suite 320, Prosper, TX 75078
505 S Nolen Dr, Southlake, TX 76092
505 S Nolen Dr, Southlake, TX 76092
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
12200 Park Central Dr.
Dallas, TX 75251
9250 N. Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75033
13192 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
7000 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
7211 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75024
6300 W. Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
4200 W. University Dr.
Prosper, TX 75078
505 S Nolen Dr
Southlake, TX 76092
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