Tried home treatment? Worked with your family doc? Still stuck?
The Children’s Mercy BRICK (Bowel Retraining in Constipated Kids) Clinic was created to provide comprehensive treatment for children with severe, chronic constipation.
BRICK Clinic takes a combined approach to care that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of functional constipation.
As part of the Division of Gastroenterology at Children’s Mercy, the BRICK Clinic treats patients who are:
- At least 3 years old.
- Developmentally ready for toilet training.
Does this describe your child? Your pediatrician can refer your child to the BRICK Clinic after determining if they are a candidate, or any other provider you choose. The choice is yours.
If your child fits the BRICK Clinic’s treatment criteria, you’ll have an initial one-hour consultation to go over your child’s history and complete a physical. Follow-up appointments usually take 30 minutes. Your first follow-up will be 1 month after the initial consultation. A second follow-up will be scheduled 1 to 3 months later, and then as-needed after that.
Let’s get unstuck together!