|Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic||For more information, call 253-792-6630.|
Serving children with GI disordersThe Mary Bridge Pediatric Gastroenterology Program is a leader in the South Sound region serving children from prenatal to young adult with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. We offer a full range of consultation and diagnosis through inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Treatment for many GI conditions
- inflammatory bowel disease
- short bowel syndrome
- failure to thrive – feeding difficulties
- allergy diseases
- celiac disease
- gastroesophageal reflux
- gastrointestinal bleeding
- abdominal pain
- chronic diarrhea
- motility disorders
- liver disease
Extensive services for children with GI disorders
- Motility studies: esophageal, anorectal, and biofeedback training
- Constipation & Encopresis Clinic
- Pre- and post-liver and small bowel transplant program provided in conjunction with Stanford University
- Special procedures:
- high definition colonoscopy
- upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
- capsule endoscopy
- liver and rectal biopsy
- hydrogen breath test
- pH impedance studies
- Feeding team for children with feeding problems
- Feeding tube placement provided by surgeon or interventional radiologist
- Feeding management provided by GI Clinic staff
Convenient care, closer to home
Our gastroenterology clinic team makes regular visits to Mary Bridge outreach clinics in Covington, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Olympia and Silverdale. If your child needs hospitalization or more extensive testing or treatment, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital is nearby in Tacoma. Whichever location is used, children receive care from the same highly skilled physicians, nurses and health professionals that have made Mary Bridge a trusted name in pediatric care.
A multidisciplinary approach
Our multidisciplinary approach means that children benefit from a team including pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric registered nurses, dietitians, psychologists, occupational & speech therapists, GI technicians, child life specialists and social workers specifically trained in pediatric care.
A partnership with you
You can count on us to provide the highest quality care for children. Our specialists work in partnership with you and your child’s primary care provider, so that specialized pediatric care is available when and where it’s needed most. Our providers are available for consultation to referring physicians 24 hours a day. We believe that working hand-in-hand with local physicians ensures the best results for everyone.
Visit the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition website at www.naspghan.org for more information on gastrointestinal disorders.