Pediatric Gastroenterology Patient Education

Is your child having digestive health problems? Here are some of the tests they may need.

 

Antroduodenal Manometry

Antroduodenal Manometry tests how well your child’s muscles and nerves contract during digestion.

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy checks for problems in the lining of your child’s colon.

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Hydrogen Breath Test

A hydrogen breath test helps determine whether your child has a sugar intolerance.

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Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy takes a small sample of your child’s liver to test in a lab.

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Nasogastric (NG) Tube: The Road to Home

A nasogastric tube allows a child to receive food and medicine without using their mouth.

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube

A PEG tube is placed in the stomach through an opening to give feedings or medication.

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pH Probe Study

A pH probe study records acid levels in your child’s stomach.

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Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy provides a picture of your child’s esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.

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Gastric Emptying Test

A gastric emptying test measures the time it takes for food to empty from the stomach and enter the small intestine.

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What To Do Next

For Patients

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment, call 402-955-5700.

For Referring Providers

The Physicians’ Priority Line is your 24-hour link to pediatric specialists at Children’s for referrals, emergency, and urgent consults, physician-to-physician consults, admissions, and transport services. Call 855-850-KIDS (5437).

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