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Programs & Services

Gastroenterology Department

The gastroenterology team at Phoenix Children’s partners with many programs and services to enhance GI care for your child. These partnerships form the foundation of several multidisciplinary clinical programs, including:

  • Aerodigestive Clinic: Our Aerodigestive Clinic is the only one in the southwest Arizona region to provide coordinated care for children with complex swallowing, breathing and feeding conditions. This program includes experts in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), gastroenterology and pulmonology.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Program: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease in which thick mucus is produced, which can cause a number of health problems and prevent normal digestion. Our gastroenterology team partners with the Cystic Fibrosis Program at Phoenix Children’s to care for digestive problems associated with CF.
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Clinic: Our Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Clinic provides care to children with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID). Phoenix Children’s gastroenterologists, allergists, immunologists and nutritionists work together to address needs of children with EGID.
  • Feeding Disorders Clinic: Our Feeding Disorders Clinic is a collaboration between the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and the Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. It is the only medical program in Arizona providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for medically complex children with severe feeding disturbances who often depend on enteral tube feedings.
  • Fontan Clinic: The multidisciplinary team within our Fontan Clinic cares for patients with congenital heart disease who have undergone a Fontan procedure. Our focus is to improve long-term outcomes by evaluating patients for complications like Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD).
  • Foregut Clinic: In conjunction with Phoenix Children’s surgeons, the Foregut Clinic offers care for patients with complex esophageal, intestinal and biliary disorders.
  • Liver Transplant Program: Our gastroenterologists work in conjunction with hepatologists and transplant surgeons within our Liver Transplant Program to care for children in need of a liver transplant.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic: At our IBD Clinic, gastroenterologists, surgeons, psychologists, nurses and dietitians work together to care for children with an IBD diagnosis, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Short Bowel Syndrome Clinic: In conjunction with the Phoenix Children’s surgeons and dietitians, our Short Bowel Syndrome Clinic cares for patients with short bowel syndrome who are total parenteral nutrition (TPN)-dependent and are unable to advance their enteral feeds.

Nutrition Services

The team at Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient and outpatient support for children with special nutritional needs, including those requiring a feeding tube or intravenous (IV) nutrition infusion (total parenteral nutrition).

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