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Some of our body’s most complex and fragile organs are in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract such as the:
Each of these organs has nerves and muscles that make distinct movements to help digest food and remove waste from the body. When these nerves and muscles get damaged or don't work together, it can cause a GI motility disorder.
These disorders cause digestion issues. And the symptoms can be painful and embarrassing.
If you think your child has a GI motility disorder, we can help.
Our experts at the Pediatric Motility and Neurogastroenterology Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh:
Our goal is to help your child find relief and a greater quality of life.
Symptoms of GI motility disorders can include:
At UPMC Children’s Hospital, we use the latest technology to help diagnose your child’s chronic or treatment-resistant GI problem.
We use minimally invasive or non-invasive tests as much as we can.
Tests your child may need include:
Some GI motility disorders we treat are:
Working with other children's health experts, we offer promising new therapies to treat your child's GI motility problem.
We offer motility testing as a part of pre- and post-small bowel transplant assessments.
Before we can make your child's appointment, we need:
We must receive all referral and insurance approval forms before your child's first visit.
To learn more or request provider numbers, call 412-692-5180.
We are located on the third floor of UPMC Children's in Lawrenceville.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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