Our therapeutic capabilities are some of the most advanced in the world. From the child with rumination syndrome or gastroparesis to those with food allergies or constipation, we are blazing the trail to best possible outcomes for our patients.
Sometimes varices can bleed or be at high risk of bleeding. One way to control this is to put a “band” on the vein so that it clots and then will not bleed.
Your child’s doctor may recommend Botox® injection of the anal sphincter under selected circumstances, such as when the child is having difficulty with stooling.
A cecostomy tube is also called a C-tube. It is a non-latex tube or catheter placed in the first part of the large intestine, also called the cecum. A procedure called an irrigation is done to provide a comfortable, convenient way to clean out the bowel.
Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) allows for direct visualization of the entire small intestine with the ability to obtain biopsies, to remove polyps, or to treat a bleeding site.
Sometimes a child can develop narrowing in the esophagus (swallowing tube) that requires dilatation (stretching) to allow for easy passage of food and liquids.
The gastric pacemaker is inserted into the abdomen, with electrical wires leading to the stomach. It sends electrical impulses to stimulate the stomach after eating.
A child who has a neurogenic bowel cannot control when he or she has a bowel movement. Bowel control may not be possible, but bowel regulation can be done by following a daily schedule.
Bowel training is achieved when your child has a bowel movement in the potty at the same time every day and therefore has few bowel accidents.
Treatment of an omphalocele will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
Your child may need different ostomy supplies as he grows and gets older. Learn how to care for your child's ostomy and order supplies.
Nationwide Children's is unique in its approach to treating children with retentive fecal incontinence by the placement of minimally invasive percutaneous cecostomy tube.
Some children need a tube placed in their stomach to allow them to get adequate nutrition if they cannot take in enough by mouth or if they have a swallowing problem.
Polyps are relatively common in children. As part of both the evaluation and treatment of polyps, they are removed endoscopically by polypectomy.