The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI) specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, biliary tree and pancreas in children. We perform an extensive range of related procedures, consult on nutrition, gastrointestinal and liver problems, and provide care for children before and after liver transplants.
Established in 1977, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at UNC in Chapel Hill was the first of its kind in North Carolina. It continues to be a leading authority in pediatric GI on a state and national level. We provide care to children all across North Carolina as well as neighboring states. We also provide consultations to children from many other states as well as across the globe.
Our UNC Children’s team boasts expert providers in the following gastrointestinal diseases in children.
- Liver disorders and diseases
- EoE (Eosinophilic esophagitis)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
- Abdominal pain
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Failure to thrive
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- H. pylori infection
- Short bowel syndrome
- Celiac disease
We manage complex nutritional problems and care for children on home TPN (total parenteral nutrition, where nutrients are delivered intravenously) and tube feedings. We also are a vital part of the UNC Pediatric Liver Transplantation team and participate in the pre- and post-liver transplantation care and long-term follow-up.
- Nurse Practitioners.
- Psychologists and psychiatrists
- Speech pathologists
- Social workers
- Occupational, physical and play therapists.