Pediatric gastroenterology (GI) services, closer to home
Young patients and their families now have access to world-class GI care closer to home through our Carmichael/Citrus Heights clinic. The expansion of services includes treatment for biliary tract disease; Crohn’s disease; celiac disease; short bowel syndrome; pediatric liver disease and more.
Motility testing for pediatric GI patients
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has added rare esophageal manometry and anorectal manometry capabilities through the expertise of Maheen Hassan. The services are helpful for diagnosis around severe but non-specific symptoms, and for decisions about medical management versus surgery.
Intestinal rehabilitation program expands
Our intestinal rehabilitation program led by a comprehensive multidisciplinary GI team that is unique to the Central Valley and Northern California has expanded to include a dedicated clinical nurse practitioner, two pediatric home health nurses, two dietitians and a social worker. The program focuses on nutrition, growth and development for short bowel syndrome and TPN-dependent children, while also providing education for parents on how to care for their kids at home after being discharged from the hospital.