The Division of Pediatric
Gastroenterology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in
Kansas City is nationally recognized for pioneering innovative
treatment approaches and conducting research to improve the
effectiveness of care for children with intestinal, liver and
nutritional disorders. With an emphasis on clinical innovation and
cutting-edge patient-centered care, Children's Mercy is redefining
pediatric medicine regionally, nationally and across the globe.
Our care team includes about 15
board-certified or board-eligible pediatric gastroenterologists,
four clinical psychologists, five pediatric gastroenterology
fellows and nearly a dozen advanced practice nurses. Our care team
also includes pediatric nurses in the clinic and procedure room,
nutrition support certified nurses, dietitians, social workers and
pharmacists. Read more about our faculty and staff.
- Our integrative medical-psychological treatment approach to chronic abdominal pain has resulted in resolution or near resolution of symptoms in 70-80% of patients by six weeks. This is greater improvement than some programs see in a year.
- In 2011, we opened our Center for Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant, one of fewer than 10 pediatric programs in the country. In conjunction with our Liver Care Center and Liver Transplant program, we're able to provide services and outcomes that rank among the best in the nation.
- Our hereditary polyposis clinic is using genetic testing and research to better understand disease progression and improve care for children with rare syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis, juvenile polyposis syndrome, PTEN Hamartoma, tumor syndrome and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.