Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders
What to Expect

What to Expect at Your First Appointment at the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Program

You’re looking for answers—and we’re going to help you find them. There are many different reasons why families visit our Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders program, but they all have one thing in common: Each family is willing to do whatever it takes to help their child feel better.

This appointment is the first step in our relationship with you and your child. You can expect us to ask a lot of questions, share a lot of knowledge and start putting together a plan that will make it easier for your child to best live their daily life.

Making an Appointment at the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Program

We want it to be easy for you to get the care your child needs. You can self-refer to our clinic by contacting us. You also can get a referral from their pediatrician, another physician or hospital, or the emergency department.

The Neurogastroenterolgy and Motility Disorders program has locations at several different Cincinnati Children’s campuses.

Before Your Appointment

Before we schedule the appointment, our nurse will call you to find out more about your child’s health history, and why you think our program could help your child. This gives our physician the information they need to begin creating a plan of care.

Our program coordinator will then collect your child’s past medical records and imaging results for our team to review. This process may take a few weeks.

On the Day of Your Visit to the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Program

Arriving At Your Appointment
At the Burnet Campus, please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and walking. At the Liberty Campus, you can arrive 25 minutes early, and at the other clinics, you can arrive 20 minutes early. You do not need to bring anything for the appointment, but you may want to pack a snack and drink for your child.

At Your Appointment
The purpose of this appointment varies, depending on your child’s condition and the reason for the visit. Our team includes gastroenterologists, psychologists, dietitians and specialized nurses—some or all of whom will exam your child and offer options for a care plan. Our interdisciplinary team works together to find the best treatment plan for your child.

After Your Visit to the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Program

You will receive an “After Visit Summary” at the end of your appointment. It will include important details about upcoming appointments, test results, referrals to specialists and all medications (including new prescriptions). It also will include contact information for your child’s care team.