Gastroenterology and GI Surgery

Expanded peds GI team joins national research network

Following a recent surge of faculty growth and program development in this rare specialty, in 2016 we joined the ImproveCareNow network. The nationwide organization of care centers unites clinicians, researchers and families to help care for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Participating centers collect standardized data during clinic visits, monitor performance, compare outcomes, and share best evidence and tools.

East meets West to ease GI pain

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is home to one of just a handful of pediatric gastroenterologists across the globe trained in medical acupuncture. Arthur de Lorimier studied at the Helms Medical Institute, and practices the ancient Chinese medicine art form in his care of patients with conditions such as chronic abdominal pain, chronic nausea and related anxiety.

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