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Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Services

The pediatric gastroenterology department at Brenner is the region’s leading program for the care and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disorders; our clinical experts, trained in pediatrics and gastroenterology, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions in pediatric patients. We work with a team of multidisciplinary experts to help our patients heal using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, medical advancements and specialized blood testing.

Investigating the Best Possible Treatment

We work closely with each family through our patients’ period of care and thoroughly investigate the best possible method to treat our pediatric patients. When surgery is required, we look for minimally invasive procedures that require less time in surgery and have the fastest recovery time. This results in a shorter hospital stay and less pain for our patients.

Family-Centered Care

At Brenner, we believe in the philosophy of family-centered care. We work closely with families to develop individualized and customized treatment plans for their child and are always available to answer any questions parents and other family members may have. Brenner’s pediatric gastroenterologists work closely with our patients’ pediatricians to provide streamlined care throughout the treatment and healing process.

Pediatric Gastroenterological/Nutrition Services

At Brenner, we treat all types of gastrointestinal and liver disorders in children of all ages, including hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, cirrhosis, GERD and intestinal bleeding disorders. We use the latest in medical advancements and specialized blood testing procedures to ensure the best possible outcome for our pediatric patients. In addition, our nutrition experts work closely with our patients and their families to determine the best treatment plan, which may include diet changes and medication.

GLADD (Gluten & Allergic Digestive Disorders) Program

The GLADD Program is dedicated to not only treating, but improving the lives of our patients with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and other allergic digestive diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis. Our program provides comprehensive clinical care, education, and long-term support for our patients and their families. The GLADD program is also conducting research that will advance the understanding of these disorders. 

Brenner FIT Program

The Brenner FIT (Families in Training) Program consists of a large multidisciplinary team of obesity experts, including pediatricians, behavior counselors, dieticians, physical therapists, social workers and exercise specialists, who help patients manage their weight issues through a range of treatments and changes in behavior.

Pediatric Anesthesia

A fully dedicated team of pediatric anesthesiologists, trained for many years in the specialties of pediatrics and anesthesia, work with all pediatric departments to ensure the best and safest anesthesia plan for our pediatric patients. We conduct all types of anesthesia, including local, regional and general anesthesia: 

  • Local Anesthesia – the numbing of a certain area or part of the body.
  • Regional Anesthesia – a type of anesthesia in which the anesthesiologist injects a medicine to block pain signals traveling to the brain. This may involve the spine, an epidural or nerve blocks. This procedure will make a child feel sleepy before, during and after the procedure. 
  • General Anesthesia – medicines are given to a child to make him or her sleep during surgery. During general anesthesia, the anesthesia team closely watches the child’s heartbeat, blood pressure, breathing and oxygen levels and may adjust the levels of medication as needed during the procedure.