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Pediatric Gastroenterology


Find comprehensive digestive system care at UNM Health System, and help ensure your child’s body properly processes food and absorbs nutrients needed for healthy growth. Your family will work with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Conditions We Treat

Choose UNM Health System for inpatient and outpatient pediatric care of a wide range of digestive, liver and nutritional disorders, including:
•    Abdominal pain
•    Acid reflux
•    Celiac and gluten-related conditions
•    Constipation
•    Cyclic vomiting syndrome
•    Eosinophilic esophagitis
•    Failure to thrive
•    Fatty liver disease
•    Gastrostomy tube care
•    Hepatitis B and C
•    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
•    Irritable bowel syndrome
•    Pre- and post-transplant care including liver, small bowel and multivisceral transplants
•    Short gut syndrome

How Your Child Benefits

Count on our dedicated team to diagnose and treat your child’s gastrointestinal symptoms or condition with advanced medical services.

Gastrointestinal Tests

•    Anorectal manometry evaluates constipation or fecal incontinence issues.
•    Capsule endoscopy uses a video capsule to show places inside the small intestine that a regular endoscope cannot.
•    Colonoscopy inserts a flexible tube with a camera into the large intestine and part of the small intestine.
•    Endoscopy slides a long, flexible tube with a camera down the throat and into the stomach.
•    Esophageal pH and impedance monitoring including Bravo wireless technology measures how often stomach acid enters the esophagus and how long it stays.
•    Hydrogen breath test (HBT) uses noninvasive methods to measure hydrogen and can diagnose bacterial growths and food intolerances.
•    Percutaneous gastrostomy tube (PEG) and Gastrojejunal GJ tube placements are insertions of feeding tubes for children who are unable to eat with their mouths.

Gastrointestinal Special Services

•    Nutrition support team for home total parenteral nutrition and enteral feeding support
•    Nutrition counseling
•    Specialized liver and small bowel transplant care
•    Intestinal rehabilitation services
•    Viral hepatitis clinic
•    Pediatric infusion unit
•    Specialized liver and bowel care, which includes a twice-annual Liver and Small Bowel Transplant Clinic with Stanford University

Make an Appointment

To request an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist at UNM Health System, call 505-272-4928. Ask your pediatrician for a referral before you call.

Location

UNM Hospital
Ambulatory Care Center
Pediatric Clinics, Third Floor
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: 505-272-2345

Location

UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital
1127 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone:505-272-4511

Children's Medical Services Clinics

Children's Medical Services outreach clinics through the New Mexico Department of Health are in Farmington, Santa Fe, Roswell and Las Cruces. Call 1-877-890-4692 for information.

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