The Abdominal Pain Program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is an interdisciplinary program that includes clinical service, research and education. 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.