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Gastroenterology Clinic

Serving Children with GI Disorders

The Mary Bridge Pediatric Gastroenterology Program is a leader in the South Sound region, treating children from prenatal to young adult for most gastrointestinal disorders. We offer a full range of consultation and diagnosis through inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Treatment for Many GI Conditions

Families and referring providers trust the experienced pediatric team at Mary Bridge to provide the most advanced, personalized, family-centered care for their child. We offer diagnosis and treatment for multiple pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy diseases
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Failure to thrive – feeding difficulties
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Motility disorders
  • Short bowel syndrome

Extensive Services for Children with GI Disorders

Our pediatric gastroenterology clinic also offers a range of services:

  • Constipation & Encopresis Clinic
  • Feeding management provided by GI Clinic staff
  • Feeding team for children with feeding problems
  • Feeding tube placement provided by surgeon or interventional radiologistMotility studies: esophageal, anorectal and biofeedback training
  • Pre- and post-liver and small bowel transplant program provided in conjunction with Stanford University
  • Special procedures:
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • High definition colonoscopy
    • Hydrogen breath test
    • Liver and rectal biopsy
    • pH impedance studies
    • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

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 practitioners, pediatric registered nurses, dietitians, psychologists, occupational and 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 for more information on gastrointestinal disorders.


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Rohit Gupta, MD
Michael Pickens, DO
Melawati Yuwono, MD

Pediatric Constipation & Encopresis Clinic

Lisa Philichi, ARNP

To schedule an appointment or for more information about the Mary Bridge Gastroenterology Clinic, call 253-792-6630.

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