UNC Children's pediatric gastroenterology specialists combine compassion and expertise in treating children with digestive disorders.

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

If your child is affected by digestive issues, UNC Children’s pediatric gastroenterology experts can help. Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists and other members of the care team have expertise in children’s developing digestive systems, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

You can count on us to identify and treat the source of your child’s gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, so s/he feels better and gets the nutrition needed to grow and thrive.

GI Care for Children

We care for boys and girls from every corner of North Carolina, as well as from neighboring states, and we’re asked to consult on care for children worldwide.

You know we set the bar for pediatric gastroenterology in North Carolina, because our program, founded in 1977, was the first of its kind in the state, and our team includes some of the state’s most experienced specialists.

Coordinated Care

UNC Children’s provides seamless, comprehensive care. Our gastroenterologists work closely with other UNC specialists, including pediatric surgeons, pediatric radiologists, pediatric pathologists, dietitians, psychologists and psychiatrists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and more. And, when needed, your child benefits by getting to see more than one specialist during each appointment.

Close to Home

Find pediatric gastroenterology care close to home. We offer care at two convenient locations in the Triangle:

UNC Children’s Outpatient Center, located on the ground floor of UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill

• UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Clinic at Raleigh located at 2801 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, NC.

Find Family-Centered Care at UNC

At UNC Children’s, you’ll find friendly, compassionate staff who are experts at working with children and families. We’ll do our best to ease your anxiety, help you understand your child’s medical condition so you can make informed choices about their care, and offer whatever additional support you need. You can help make your experience go as smoothly as possible by exploring our patients and visitors section to learn about:


Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a physician’s referral for most pediatric GI care. For more information, talk to your doctor or call us at 919-966-2435.

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