Pediatric Gastroenterology | Specialties | Department of Pediatrics | UC Davis Health

Pediatric specialties

Gastroenterology and Nutrition

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Our pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition specialists provide medical care and treatment for children and their families throughout Northern California. We diagnose and manage a wide range of gastrointestinal (digestive) disorders and nutritional problems in infants, children and teens.

Our team of physicians, nurses, nutritionists and dietitians use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment approach for these disorders.

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Research Activities

Our faculty are involved in number of gastrointestinal research activities aimed at improving care and treatment for infants, children and teens. Our research includes studying functional and motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, swallowing disorders and constipation, and how virtual reality modules on diaphragmatic breathing can help treat functional constipation. Our faculty are also looking at ways to improve the care of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease using quality improvement methodologies.

Academic Programs

Our faculty are involved in training the next generation of pediatricians knowledgeable in a range of digestive disorders impacting infants, children and teens, including chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease. We take a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, working with other subspecialties in training residents and fellows to become well-rounded pediatricians.

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Patient Care Services
  • Our pediatric gastroenterology team consists of board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, full-time registered nurses and full-time registered dietitians. We provide comprehensive care for newborn, infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.

    Our services include:

    • Advanced single balloon enteroscopy
    • Intestinal rehabilitation program for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and short bowel syndrome
    • Motility testing including esophageal and anorectal manometry
    • Medical acupuncture for chronic abdominal pain and other GI disorders
  • Conditions We Treat

    • Allergic enteropathy
    • Biliary tract disease
    • Constipation encopresis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Diarrheal disorders
    • GI allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional GI disorders
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Inherited metabolic and immunological defects involving the intestine
    • Intestinal failure
    • Malabsorptive conditions where food cannot pass properly from the small intestine to the rest of the body, e.g., celiac disease
    • Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux
    • Pediatric liver disease
    • Peptic ulcer disease
    • Recurrent abdominal pain
    • Short bowel syndrome
Get in Touch With Us

Contact Information

For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about our training programs or research activities, please call our academic office phone number.

For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals phone number for assistance with gastroenterology services.

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

TICON II - 2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA

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Our Academic Office


For Pediatric Patient Referrals