Pediatric gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of digestive system disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. It involves the evaluation and care of children with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, including digestive tract infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disorders, motility disorders, and nutritional problems.
Children have unique gastrointestinal health needs and considerations, requiring specialized expertise to provide comprehensive and age-appropriate care. Pediatric gastroenterologists are medical professionals who specialize in evaluating and treating gastrointestinal disorders in children. They work closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, including pediatric surgeons, dietitians, nurses, and psychologists, to deliver personalized and effective care to young patients.