Adolescent Rumination Syndrome, or ARS, is an uncommon, often misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed GI condition. Patients often undergo many tests and can go months or years without an accurate diagnosis. Even when the diagnosis is made, most families are not sure where to go for treatment.
Our program exists to provide intensive treatment for adolescents with ARS, to increase awareness of ARS, and to conduct clinical research to further the understanding and treatment of ARS. The program is designed for children ages 12 to 19, and is not suited for children younger than 12 or with cognitive or developmental impairments.
We are leaders in the field of practice and research with patients with ARS. Our team has worked with patients with very challenging symptoms who require inpatient care due to their medical status. By working with patients in the hospital, we are able to provide the most effective care managing feeding tubes, dehydration, and malnutrition.
Our program is unique in that all of our patients work with a large interdisciplinary team, addressing multiple aspects of the patient’s problem. Our team consists of GI specialists, pediatric psychologists, massage therapists, registered dietitians, child life specialists, and therapeutic recreation specialists.
For referrals or general questions about the Program, please call the GI Motility Referral Coordinator at (614) 722-3456.
To fax referrals or any other information, please fax to (614) 722-3454, Attn: Motility.