This medical specialty focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the digestive system, including the liver, stomach and intestines, and medical problems related to nutrition, ulcers, tumors and colitis. A pediatric gastroenterologist can diagnose and help manage digestive, nutritional and liver disorders in infants, children and adolescents, including those with chronic diarrhea and malabsorption syndromes, feeding problems and swallowing disorders, functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic disease, inflammatory bowel disease and inherited metabolic and immunological defects. Pediatric gastroenterologists often work collaboratively with pediatricians to provide ongoing specialty care for their young patients.

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