The Abdominal Pain Program at Children's Mercy is a unique clinical and research program devoted to the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic abdominal pain. We understand pain to be biological/physical in nature, but know that pain can be influenced by the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and coping skills of the individual. Abdominal pain often is a complex interaction of the mind and the body.
Abdominal Pain Program
The Abdominal Pain Program looks at how biological, psychological, and environmental factors contribute to abdominal pain. We provide a team approach to both the treatment to treating pediatric abdominal pain and conduct ongoing research to lead to better treatment options for our patients.
Abdominal Pain Clinic
The clinic is designed to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with chronic and/or recurrent abdominal pain issues. Experts across multiple clinical specialties work together to provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with abdominal pain.
Research and Outcomes
Despite how many youth struggle with abdominal pain, there is no clear agreement among medical professionals about how best to manage it. What professionals do agree on is that abdominal pain is complex and can be difficult to treat effectively. Learn about the research initiatives that are helping us improve patient care. Get information about parent satisfaction and patient-reported outcomes for the Abdominal Pain Program.