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Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Katz explains gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children and teens, how it is diagnosed and treatments.
GERD is a chronic digestive disorder that is caused by the abnormal flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus.
Eosinophilic esophagitis also known as EoE, is a relatively newly recognized disease that is characterized by eosinophils (allergy cells) building up in the lining of the esophagus.
Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, or food pipe. It can cause difficulty swallowing.
Glossary of terms: Abdomen - Upper GI Series
CHOC surgeons expertly repair tracheoesophageal fistula, when the esophagus and trachea have an abnormal connection, and esophageal atresia, when the esophagus abnormally forms in two parts.
Gas in the digestive tract is created from swallowing air or the breakdown of certain foods by the bacteria present in the colon.
CHOC has the only cystic fibrosis center in Orange County for kids. We provide the best CF treatments so your child lives a long, healthy life.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is when functional abdominal pain is accompanied with changes in bowel movement habits.
Dr. Mustafa Kabeer is a board-certified pediatric surgeon at CHOC, performing all types of general surgery and specializing in pectus excavatum (sunken chest), lung resection, hernia and robotic surgery.
Dr. Gibbs is a pediatric surgeon, also serving as director of trauma services at CHOC and division chief of pediatric surgery.
Dr. Yigit Guner is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who performs general and thoracic surgeries on infants, kids and teens at CHOC.
Dr. Peter Yu is a board-certified pediatric surgeon at CHOC, performing all types of general surgery and specializing in neonatal surgery, perinatal counseling, pediatric laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery.
Dr. Troy Reyna is a board-certified pediatric surgeon at CHOC, specializing in pectus excavatum, hernias and hyperhidrosis.
CHOC is ranked among the top children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery.
Swallowing disorders are also referred to as dysphagia, which means difficulty swallowing.
Dr. Mitchell Katz is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist who treats the full spectrum of gastroenterology disorders of children in Orange County.
Dr Maryam Gholizadeh is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who performs general and thoracic surgeries on infants, kids and teens at CHOC.
Our gastrointestinal motility specialists diagnose and treat all forms of motility disorders. We work with families to diagnose and treat chronic conditions.
Dr. Saeed Awan is a board certified pediatric general and thoracic surgeon who treats children and teens at CHOC in Orange County.
CHOC Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery provides expert treatment for all conditions needing general surgery, in a pediatric setting and with 24/7 access to specially trained surgeons.
CHOC's pulmonologists specialize in treating kids with asthma. We even have a high-risk asthma clinic for life-threatening asthma.
The CHOC Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic is proud to offer a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
How to refer to pediatric surgery, CHOC, Orange County
Referral guidelines and forms are available to assist physicians in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients.