Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Kids with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have uncomfortable symptoms that greatly impact quality of life. They’re also at risk for delayed growth and weight loss. At our Gastroenterology Center, we design treatment that’s tailored to your child. We help relieve symptoms, lessen flare-ups and work toward achieving remission so your child can get back to being a kid.
Wolfson Children's has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children's hospitals in the nation for gastroenterology and GI surgery. Finding the cause of abdominal pain is the first step. Our skilled pediatric GI specialists help find the source of the problem and treat it.
Advanced Care Designed for Children
Children need care, equipment and procedures designed specifically for their small bodies. We offer a full range of gastroenterology services that combines the expertise of our pediatric gastroenterologists with other specialists, nurse practitioners and clinical dietitians.
Conditions We Treat
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Celiac disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Motility disorders
Evaluating Digestive Disorders
Our expert gastroenterology team uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to help determine the best treatment plan for your child. Advanced technology combines with the latest medical, nutritional and surgical treatments, resulting in the best possible outcomes for your child.
Kid-Sized Pill Camera
Small bodies need special care. Our special video capsule, which is the about the size of a large jelly bean, is a safe and painless way for us to get a real-time look at what’s going on inside your child’s digestive system. The single-use camera is swallowed like a pill and takes pictures as it travels through the GI tract.
Pediatric Endoscopy Lab
We have an endoscopy lab at Wolfson Children's that's just for kids with child-sized equipment made for little bodies. The tests we perform give us the answers we need to make an accurate diagnosis. With this important information, we can select the best treatment option.
- Upper and lower GI endoscopy
- Manometry (pressure recordings of the GI tract)
- Esophageal pH monitoring
- Hydrogen breath testing
Treatments We Offer
Our extensive clinical research of IBD benefits our patients, bringing innovative drug therapies and treatment options that can improve a child's quality of life. IV infusion, nutritional therapy and surgery are some of the techniques our GI experts use to control IBD.
Skilled doctors, nurses and staff members are at the core of the world-class pediatric care we provide at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
The Gastroenterology Center at Wolfson Children's Hospital serves children from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Wolfson Children's is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. The Kids Walk connects our facilities with Nemours Children's Health for patient and family convenience.