Gastroenterology News & Features

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Gastroenterology News & Features

New things are always developing at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. This page is a resource for updates about new research studies, clinical breakthroughs and other important information from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Case Study: Functional Abdominal Pain

This case highlights the benefits of assessing and treating childhood chronic abdominal pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. Intervening to address biological factors while providing coping skills and environmental support to encourage functioning offers the greatest likelihood of positive treatment outcomes and decreased disability.
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Genetic Testing, Research Combine to Fight Precancerous Polyps

Seth Septer, DO, has worked with children who have inherited gastrointestinal conditions since he was a fellow. And for the past three years, he has been in charge of building the hereditary polyposis clinic, a formal multidisciplinary group to help these patients at Children's Mercy. More»

Intestinal Rehab Program Works to Help Children Stop Vein Feeding

There are fewer than 10 intestinal rehabilitation and transplant programs for adults and children in the United States. If you narrow that to programs that just deal with children, you'll find only three. One of these is the Children's Mercy Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Center. More»

Gastroenterology Research Leads the Way for New Treatments, Services

Considerable growth in research and clinical services has vaulted Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics' gastroenterology program into a top ranking this year by U.S. News and World Report. More»

GI Motility Program Grows, Adds New Equipment

Children's Mercy soon will be one of few health centers in the nation to offer a comprehensive program for patients suffering from GI motility disorders. The program - expanded in 2006 by Jose Cocjin, MD, medical director of the GI Motility Program/GI Procedure - is growing once again and will offer new, state-of-the-art equipment at Children's Mercy South. More»

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