If your child has a health problem that affects their digestive (gastroenterology), liver (hepatology), or nutritional health, you want care from someone who’s experienced in treating children with these conditions. Children with digestive, liver, and nutritional problems are often treated differently than adults with those same conditions, so it’s important to work with a knowledgeable pediatric team.
At University of Miami Health System, your child receives expert care delivered by experienced pediatric gastroenterologists and nutritionists. Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists provide care at a variety of children’s hospitals in Miami-Dade County and South Florida, including Holtz Children’s Hospital. We specialize in treating children of all ages, from newborns to teens.
Conditions and Treatments
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic (long-lasting) constipation
- Chronic or severe diarrhea
- Cystic fibrosis
- Feeding disorders
- Food allergies
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Liver disease
- Lactose intolerance
- Management of feeding tubes
- Nutritional problems, including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity
- Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Short bowel syndrome
- Swallowing disorders
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class health care for children. Children and families come from all over the world to receive top-quality care from our compassionate team of pediatric specialists. Your child gets personalized attention from doctors who are sought out for their expertise.
University of Miami Comprehensive Colorectal Clinic (UMCCC). Due to birth defects and congenital disorders, children may face a variety of colorectal conditions. These children need complex care, from surgery to nutritional support, to grow and develop in a healthy way.
Research leads to better treatments for your child. Our pediatric specialists are involved in leading-edge research at one of the nation’s top medical schools, Miller School of Medicine. Your child has access to innovative treatments and procedures that aren’t as readily available at other facilities. Our team uses the latest technologies and research findings to give your child personalized care.
HealthySteps Program helps children meet milestones. All of our general pediatrics offices use the HealthySteps Program to ensure that children are developing appropriately for their age — physically, emotionally, and psychologically. When there are issues or concerns, we work closely with children and their families to connect them with support resources. We’re the only academic medical center in South Florida that has developmental and behavioral pediatric specialists on staff.
Recognized for our exceptional doctors. Many of our pediatric doctors are recognized as America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly — doctors who are nominated by their peers as being the very best in their communities. We have more Top Doctors than any other health system in South Florida.
Affiliated with one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Our affiliate, Holtz Children’s Hospital, is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States. The hospital is ranked among the nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and nephrology.
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