Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders
Conditions We Treat

Understanding Your Child's Condition

Motility disorders and disorders of the gut-brain interaction are the most common GI disorders among children. Even so, we recognize that every child is different – their symptoms, their response to the symptoms, their treatment goals and their global wellbeing.

Many of the children we see also face other health conditions, such as genetic disorders, muscular dystrophy, autism and behavioral disorders, joint pain, anxiety, depression, mitochondrial disorders and others. Several of them are on medications for these co-occurring conditions that can impact the functioning of their GI tract. Our first step is to better understand your child’s health – every aspect – so that we can make a plan that will bring relief. It’s a privilege to be a resource for children and families facing the most severe, chronic forms of motility disorders and disorders of the gut-brain interaction. And we’re committed to helping every child that walks in our door feel better and more confident.

Motility Disorders Treated

Disorders of the Gut-brain Interaction Treated

If your child’s condition has not yet been diagnosed, our team can help. Learn more about diagnostic tests available.

Easing Your Child’s Symptoms

Symptoms of motility disorders and disorders of the gut-brain interaction can range from mild to severe. We’ll work together to make a plan that brings relief from common symptoms, such as:

  • Feeding difficulties and aspiration
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Heartburn
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Regurgitation
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Weight loss or appetite loss
  • Bloating/abdominal distention
  • Chronic abdominal pain, unexplained
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fecal incontinence/soiling