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Endoscopy at UNC Children's

Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

N.C. Children’s Hospital has dedicated space for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. This unit is located on the second floor of the Children’s Hospital.

Our team consists of experienced board certified pediatric gastroenterologists who are trained to perform endoscopic procedures on neonates, infants, young children and adolescents. A team of pediatric anesthesiologists manages all procedural sedations.

We perform the following procedures:

  • Upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Stricture dilation
  • Botox injection
  • Endoscopic control of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Small bowel video capsule
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Foreign body removal
  • Esophageal combined pH and impedance
  • Fecal microbiota transplantation

We understand that the day of the procedure can be stressful for you and your child. To help you and your child to relax before the procedure, Child Life specialists are available on site.

Please feel free to ask us questions before your scheduled procedure or the day of the procedure.

Sabina Mir, MD

Sabina Mir, MD

Director of Endoscopy
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Endoscopy; colonoscopy; polypectomy; esophageal dilation (strictures, stenosis and achalasia); variceal band ligation; endoscopic hemostatic therapy; intramucosal botox injection and small bowel enteroscopy.

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Endoscopy

Endo videoPreparing for an endoscopy

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Endo videoPreparación para la endoscopia

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Colonoscopy

Colon videoPreparing for a colonoscopy

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Colon videoPreparación para una colonoscopia

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Educational Materials

Preparing for colonoscopy

1. For Patients weighing between 10-20kg (pdf)

2. For patients weighing between 20-40kg (pdf)

3. For patients weighing more than 40kg (pdf)

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